What does it mean if your joints hurt?

Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common.
A.

What is diffused pain?

The word "diffuse" means "widespread" and refers to pain that is more or less all over, or at least in many areas. The goal of this guide is to provide information while awaiting evaluation with your doctor, or for additional information after you have seen him or her.
  • What does Localised mean in medical terms?

    medical Definition of localization. 1 : restriction (as of a lesion) to a limited area of the body. 2 : restriction of functional centers (as of sight, smell, or speech) to a particular section of the brain.
  • Is a hematoma serious?

    Is a hematoma serious? A hematoma is seldom serious. A hematoma results from an injury that causes blood vessels to rupture. The blood that seeps from the damaged blood vessels cannot escape and pools in the soft tissue.
  • How do you treat a hematoma?

    These measures usually help to reduce inflammation and diminish its symptoms.
    1. Rest.
    2. Ice (Apply the ice or cold pack for 20 minutes at a time, 4 to 8 times a day.)
    3. Compress (Compression can be achieved by using elastic bandages.)
    4. Elevate (Elevation of the injured area above the level of the heart is recommended.)
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What is the difference between arthritis and arthralgia?

Arthralgia refers to joint pain, whereas arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. Swollen joints can be painful, stiff, and difficult to move. Arthralgia can be a symptom of arthritis or can be the result of an injury, disease, or infection.
  • What are the symptoms of arthralgia?

    Symptoms of Arthralgias:
    • You may have swelling and redness of the painful joints or experience pain in one specific region, such as back pain.
    • You may have fever, chills, if you have an infection.
    • You may have pain in your muscles, as well as your joints.
    • You may be overly tired, or very weak (fatigued).
  • What are the signs and symptoms of myalgia?

    Symptoms of Myalgias:
    • You may have muscle pain in a local area, or the pain may be more widespread.
    • This pain may be mild, or severe.
    • You may have fever, chills, if you have an infection.
    • You may have pain in your joints, as well as your muscles.
    • You may be overly tired, or very weak (fatigued).
  • What is the meaning of nasopharyngitis?

    Nasopharyngitis is commonly known as a cold. Doctors use the term nasopharyngitis specifically to refer to swelling of the nasal passages and the back of the throat. Your doctor may also refer to this as an upper respiratory infection or rhinitis. A virus or bacteria can cause nasopharyngitis.

Updated: 28th November 2019

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