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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Body Joint pain


Joint pain can affect one or more joints.

  •  Arthritis (inflammation of joints)
  •  Bursitis
  • Muscle pain

Alternative Names :

Stiffness in a joint; Pain - joints; Arthralgia

Considerations :

Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. No matter what causes it, joint pain can be very bothersome.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain.

Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the burse). The burse is fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.


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