Joint pain can affect one or more joints.
Arthritis(inflammation of joints) Bursitis Muscle pain
Stiffness in a joint; Pain - joints; Arthralgia
Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. No matter what causes it, joint pain can be very bothersome.
Joint pain may also be caused by
- Autoimmune diseases such as
rheumatoid arthritisand lupus Bursitis Chondromalacia patellae
Gout(especially found in the big toe)
- Infectious diseases, including
Epstein-Barr viral syndrome Hepatitis Influenza
- Lyme disease
- Injury, including
fracture Osteoarthritis Osteomyelitis Septic arthritis Tendinitis
- Unusual exertion or overuse, including strains or
Review Date: 05/04/2010
Reviewed By: Mark James Borigini, MD, Rheumatologist in the Washington, DC Metro area. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.