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.
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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 a Arthralgias?

    Arthralgia (from Greek arthro-, joint + -algos, pain) literally means joint pain; it is a symptom of injury, infection, illnesses (in particular arthritis) or an allergic reaction to medication.
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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.
  • How can I relieve joint pain?

    Use hot and cold therapy. Simple hot and cold treatments can make a world of difference when it comes to arthritis pain. Long, warm showers or baths — especially in the morning — help ease stiffness in your joints. Use an electric blanket or moist heating pad at night to keep your joints loose.
  • What causes muscle aches and joint pain?

    It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain (myalgias) or have inflammation of certain muscle groups (myositis), which causes weakness and loss of strength. Rheumatologists are the physicians who specialize in the joints, muscles and bones.
  • How do you feel when you have fibromyalgia?

    Your muscles may feel like they have been overworked or pulled even though you haven't exercised. Sometimes, your muscles will twitch. Other times they will burn or ache with deep stabbing pain. Some patients with fibromyalgia have pain and achiness around the joints in their neck, shoulders, back, and hips.

Updated: 28th November 2019

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