12 doctors weighed in:
What causes joint pain?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Many, many causes
Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists.
If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp.

In brief: Many, many causes
Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists.
If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Way 2 broad 2 answer. Books R written & rheumatologists specialized in this, so a lot of details R needed.
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree
In brief: Agree with others
Can be chronic cause, like arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, infectious) or could be traumatic - injury, strain, sprain, tear, overuse.
If it doesn't go away in 6 weeks see your doctor.

In brief: Agree with others
Can be chronic cause, like arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, infectious) or could be traumatic - injury, strain, sprain, tear, overuse.
If it doesn't go away in 6 weeks see your doctor.
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Multiple potential causes including arthritis, injury, inflammation among other possibilities.
Don't hesitate to be seen for it.

In brief: Varies
Multiple potential causes including arthritis, injury, inflammation among other possibilities.
Don't hesitate to be seen for it.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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