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What is the difference between arthritis, arthralgia?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably.
Not all pain in joints is arthritic though. For instance, joint pain can occur from viruses or even conditions like low thyroid (hypothyroid).

In brief: See below
Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably.
Not all pain in joints is arthritic though. For instance, joint pain can occur from viruses or even conditions like low thyroid (hypothyroid).
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Different.
Arthagia is a pain in.
N the"joint" for any reason. Arthritis refers to inflammation in the joint, or from cartilage degeneratio.

In brief: Different.
Arthagia is a pain in.
N the"joint" for any reason. Arthritis refers to inflammation in the joint, or from cartilage degeneratio.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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