Joint Pain Overview

Joint pain, or arthralgia, may afflict one particular joint, or multiple joints may be painful. Acute joint pain is often caused by an injury, such as a joint sprain (e.g. “rolled ankle”). Chronic joint pain may be caused by arthritis of various types (e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), bleeding into joints (hemarthrosis), various systemic disorders, and other causes.

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