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 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 is diffuse abdominal pain?

    Diffuse abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting due to retroperitoneal fibrosis: a rare but often missed diagnosis. Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease usually involving the ureters, retroperitoneal vessels and nerves; however, any intestinal organ may also be involved.
  • 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.
  • Can hematoma cause death?

    Complications of subdural hematoma. Complications of subdural hematomas may occur soon after the injury or sometime after the injury has been treated. These complications may include: brain herniation, which puts pressure on your brain and can cause a coma or death.

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.
  • What are the early signs of bone cancer?

    Signs and symptoms of bone cancer include:
    • Bone pain.
    • Swelling and tenderness near the affected area.
    • Weakened bone, leading to fracture.
    • Fatigue.
    • Unintended weight loss.
  • 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 can cause joint pain?

    Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection, and extremely rarely it can be a cause of cancer of the joint.

Updated: 28th November 2019

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