Joint Arthralgia

Joint Arthralgia

Arthralgia is aching or pain in one or more of your joints – joint pain. You can have arthralgia in any joint including your wrists, fingers, hips, shoulders, knees, ankles, or elbows. This pain is often described as sharp, dull, stabbing, shooting, burning, or throbbing, and range in intensity from mild to severe.

Arthralgia and arthritis are so similar, it’s easy to confuse them. Since both deal with joint pain, the terms arthralgia and arthritis are used interchangeably. Technically, arthralgia is the symptom of joint pain, while arthritis is a health condition with symptoms including inflammation and joint pain.

Joint pain symptoms

The primary symptom of arthralgia is joint pain, which can range in intensity from mild to severe, and appear suddenly or develop slowly and worsen over time. In addition to the pain of arthralgia, some people experience other pain-related symptoms:

Joint pain treatment

Your joint pain specialist doctor will recommend treatment based on a variety of factors including the affected joint, the severity of your pain, the underlying cause and your overall health. If your arthralgia is mild and does not involve other health complications, you can usually manage it at home with OTC medications and some simple lifestyle changes according to your joint pain doctor’s recommendations. He may recommend:

If your case of arthralgia is more severe, you may need different medications and/or procedures, especially if your arthralgia is merely a symptom of some more serious underlying health condition.

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When you obtain treatment here, you will receive a pain management program customized precisely to your unique circumstances.


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