What causes pain in joints? I'm 59 years old, male pain, peaks 12hrs. Lasts three days. No swelling, no feeling of heat in that area. Starts with a sense of stiffness. In a course of 6 weeks, has moved to hands, shoulders and hips. On a scale from 1-10 pain is

Joint . Joint pain can be caused by a variety of rheumatologic conditions. Examples are osteoarthritis, or other types of inflammatory arthritis. Viral syndromes can also cause arthritis. Some medications or supplements can even cause joint discomfort. Joint pain would definitely be something a primary care would want to know about in order to fully evaluate and treat.