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Joints feel like they're loose and then cause pain. Is this arthritis? What can it be? 

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possibly

There are two types of arthritis - inflammatory and noninflammatory.
The inflammatory ones are those caused by rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout and some other ones. The major cause of the noninflammatory arthritis is wear and tear or osteoarthritis. Also, fibromyalgia is a "buggy" nowadays, especially in females. Signs of inflammation include redness, heat and swelling and pain.

In brief: Possibly

There are two types of arthritis - inflammatory and noninflammatory.
The inflammatory ones are those caused by rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout and some other ones. The major cause of the noninflammatory arthritis is wear and tear or osteoarthritis. Also, fibromyalgia is a "buggy" nowadays, especially in females. Signs of inflammation include redness, heat and swelling and pain.
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