2 doctors weighed in:
What is causing sudden swollen joints?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Many things
Swollen joints that occur suddenly should be seen by a rheumatologist.
If there is a rheumatologic issue it should be addressed medically before joint damage occurs.

In brief: Many things
Swollen joints that occur suddenly should be seen by a rheumatologist.
If there is a rheumatologic issue it should be addressed medically before joint damage occurs.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Thank
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: Inflammation
It is inflammation, can also be new onset arthritis.
I would make an appointment to be seen and have some labs done. Autoimmune disorders can present with swollen joints..

In brief: Inflammation
It is inflammation, can also be new onset arthritis.
I would make an appointment to be seen and have some labs done. Autoimmune disorders can present with swollen joints..
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors