What causes joint pain?

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.
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.
Varies. Multiple potential causes including arthritis, injury, inflammation among other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for it.

Related Questions

What causes joint pain?

Varies. Multiple potential causes including arthritis, injury, inflammation among other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for it.

What causes joint pain on the side you use least?

Muscle tone? Uncertain I understand your questions but I will try to answer it. Your dominant side will have stronger muscles and this muscle tone may protect you more. The non-dominany side may be more deconditioned sicne itis used less. Try a general exercise program.

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list. There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue.

What causes joint pain and tiredness in leg?

Joint pain. May be separate issues. Consider degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disorder, sprain, injury, etc. For the joint pain. The tiredness may be tendonitis, neurogenic claudication, or referred nerve pain/sciatica.

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

I would go. To a rheumatologist near you and have them look into it for you. What to do about it depends on what it is. It's just guesses in this format without more information and an exam.

What causes joint pain besides arthritis?

Many possibilities. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).

What could cause joint pain?

Many causes. Arthritis, injury, overuse, nerve damage, pinched nerve. Please be more specific and restate your question. There are to many possibilities to list.

What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

Many things. Adolescents could have many things, from a stress fracture, "growing pains, " juvenile arthritis, or even simple overuse. See your doctor - they should be able to steer you down the right path.

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic? Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem (ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho.