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Can alcohol abuse cause widespread joint pain?
6 doctors weighed in

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
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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