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Viral arthritis

  • Treatment

    Your doctor may prescribe pain medicines to relieve discomfort. You doctor may also prescribe antiviral or anti-inflammatory medications.

    If joint inflammation is severe, aspiration of fluid from the affected joint may relieve pain.

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome is usually good. Most viral arthritis disappears within several days or weeks when the virus-related disease goes away.


    There are usually no complications.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if arthritis symptoms last longer than a few weeks.