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Can alcohol abuse cause widespread joint pain?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcohol abuse can cause or aggravate several physical (and mental) symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol abuse can cause or aggravate several physical (and mental) symptoms.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Generally no

My concern is that there is another underlying problem that is causing widespread joint pain, such as lupus erythematosis or rheumatoid arthritis (or potentially hundreds of other conditions), and that the use of excessive alcohol might be making worse.
In addition, if you are continuing to drink despite it causing you pain, you clearly have an alcohol problem. See your doctor and get help!

In brief: Generally no

My concern is that there is another underlying problem that is causing widespread joint pain, such as lupus erythematosis or rheumatoid arthritis (or potentially hundreds of other conditions), and that the use of excessive alcohol might be making worse.
In addition, if you are continuing to drink despite it causing you pain, you clearly have an alcohol problem. See your doctor and get help!
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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