Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis vary greatly from person to person and can be mild, moderate or severe. At the onset of the disease, the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are often vague and develop slowly. Symptoms may not include the classic symptom of joint pain that people often associate with rheumatoid arthritis.Learn More About Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis ›
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The early joint symptoms of other conditions, are sometimes indistinguishable from those of rheumatoid arthritis, making a diagnosis difficult soon after symptoms start. In fact, it may take several visits to make the diagnosis of RA. Learn more ›
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Sprained ankles and wrists, arthritic knees and hips and torn rotator cuffs all have one thing in common: They result in joint pain.
“Everyone gets joint pain at some point or another,” says Ferdinand Liotta, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates in Aspen, Colo. “The usual causes are overusing a joint during exercise or at work, age-related arthritis and sprains or fractures caused by falls or other traumatic injuries.”
Becoming familiar with the usual causes and symptoms of joint pain can help you seek appropriate treatment and ongoing care, if necessary.
Here are several medical conditions that can cause joint pain.Here are several medical conditions that can cause joint pain ›
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