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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- Injury: Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are
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- Arthritis: Arthritis is the class of diseases causing joint inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain, joint swelling, joint redness, joint warmth, and
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- Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the main type of arthritis, which is degenerative and usually associated with aging. It is distinct from other
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- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune form of arthritis, where the body’s own immune system cells attack parts of
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- Systemic Disorders: Systemic disorders is the general category of disorders and diseases where an entire body system is affected, or the entire
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