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Symptoms of Joint Pain

Symptoms of Joint Pain: Introduction

The sensation of joint pain can be experienced and expressed in many ways. Joint pain is often described as occurring with or without movement and can be severe enough to limit movement. People may describe a discomfort, inflammation, increased warmth or burning, soreness, stiffness or pain.

Joint pain can be short-lived and disappear quickly, such as when mild stiffness occurs after sitting on a plane during a long flight then resolves after landing and moving around. Joint pain can also occur periodically in episodes at certain times or with specific activities. This includes joint pain that occurs when getting out of bed in the morning due to osteoarthritis.

Joint pain can also be chronic and ongoing over a longer period of time, such as when it is due to more advanced osteoarthritis, gout, or in rheumatoid arthritis. Sudden severe joint pain can be experienced due to a dislocation, sprain or separation.

Symptoms that accompany joint pain vary depending on the underlying cause. Common coexisting symptoms include bruises, joint swelling or edema, limited mobility or difficulty moving a joint. Other coexisting symptoms may include fever, fatigue, weakness, flu-like symptoms and paresthesia. Joint pain may also occur without other symptoms.

Complications of joint pain include not wanting to move due to the discomfort, resulting in increased joint pain, further immobility, and the potential development of contractures.

Complications of underlying causes of joint pain vary widely depending on the specific disease, disorder, or condition, and can be serious. For example, joint pain that is due to rheumatoid arthritis can be accompanied by such complications as joint destruction and disability. Joint pain due to rheumatic fever can lead to rheumatic heart disease.

Because joint pain can be a symptom of a serious disease, condition or disorder, it should be reported to a physician or other licensed health care provider....more about Joint Pain »

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