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What does it mean if your ankles, wrists, and knees are always aching?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibilities

Is this joint pain? Is this soft tissue pain? Are the joints actually swollen? When do they hurt? What makes them worse and what makes them better? Always aching - do you mean all of these areas are at the same time all of the time? These are some of the things we need to know to better understand.
A rheumatology evaluation in your setting would be beneficial to you.

In brief: Possibilities

Is this joint pain? Is this soft tissue pain? Are the joints actually swollen? When do they hurt? What makes them worse and what makes them better? Always aching - do you mean all of these areas are at the same time all of the time? These are some of the things we need to know to better understand.
A rheumatology evaluation in your setting would be beneficial to you.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Polyarthralgia

There are many different causes of polyarthralgia - multiple joint pain.
These include, but not limited to: osteoarthritis, systemic rheumatic diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis etc) spondyloarthropaties ( inflammatory bowel disease or reactive arthritis), endocrine diseases, cancers, gout or pseudogout, bacterial infections, viral infections or many other possible causes.

In brief: Polyarthralgia

There are many different causes of polyarthralgia - multiple joint pain.
These include, but not limited to: osteoarthritis, systemic rheumatic diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis etc) spondyloarthropaties ( inflammatory bowel disease or reactive arthritis), endocrine diseases, cancers, gout or pseudogout, bacterial infections, viral infections or many other possible causes.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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