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What might be causing the aches in my joints?

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Dr. Jerome Mueller
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No easy answer

Many things can cause joint pain.
A careful history by your physician is the best place to start. Some joint pains are age related. A myriad number of diseases can affect the joints. Xray evaluation and laboratory tests will help narrow down the cause for your joint pain. Inheitance patterns and injuries may also play a part.

In brief: No easy answer

Many things can cause joint pain.
A careful history by your physician is the best place to start. Some joint pains are age related. A myriad number of diseases can affect the joints. Xray evaluation and laboratory tests will help narrow down the cause for your joint pain. Inheitance patterns and injuries may also play a part.
Dr. Jerome Mueller
Dr. Jerome Mueller
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Age dependent questi

If you are young, and have in many joints, you must r/o inflammation.
Hypermobility of the joints can causes widespread pain: this is not inflammatory, although frequently hereditary. If one is older, or has had prior joints injuries, oseoarthitis is more common. Fibromyalgia is a "myalgia" and must have muscular trigger points, not specifically joint pain.

In brief: Age dependent questi

If you are young, and have in many joints, you must r/o inflammation.
Hypermobility of the joints can causes widespread pain: this is not inflammatory, although frequently hereditary. If one is older, or has had prior joints injuries, oseoarthitis is more common. Fibromyalgia is a "myalgia" and must have muscular trigger points, not specifically joint pain.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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