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What causes joint pain and pain? 74 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most don't require medical attention.

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2

Arthritis

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. Learn the basics and how your doctor might treat it.

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3

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when cartilage that cushions bones at the joints wears away. Learn about symptoms and treatment options for OA.

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4

CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by extreme tiredness that can't be explained by an underlying medical condition.

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5

Fracture

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A fracture is a broken bone. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for different types of fracture.

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6

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder tied to widespread pain in your muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and fatigue. Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and more.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes joint problems. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders.

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Bursitis

Bursae are fluid-filled sacs found about your joints. They surround the areas where tendons, skin, and muscle tissues meet bones. The lubrication they add helps reduce friction during movement.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects your spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic pain and disability.

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10

Cold and Flu Overview

Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared symptoms include headache, cough, sore throat, and more.

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Tendon Sheath Inflammation (Tenosynovitis)

Tendons are covered by a protective sheath called synovium, which keeps tendons lubricated. Injury to this area can disrupt this function, causing inflammation.

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12

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about symptoms and treatment.

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13

Gout Overview

More than 8 million Americans experience gout, a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints. Learn more about gout.

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14

Dislocations

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Since a dislocation means your bone is no longer where it should be, you should treat it as an emergency and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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15

Stopped Breathing

Apnea is the medical term used to describe slowed or stopped breathing. Apnea can affect people of all ages, and the cause depends on the type of apnea you have.

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16

AIDS

If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS. AIDS weakens your immune system to the point where it can no longer fight off disease and infection. Learn more.

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Tendinitis

Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When these tendons become irritated or inflamed, it is called tendinitis. This condition causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move th...

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18

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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19

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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20

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infectious disease that's transmitted to humans through tick bites. Learn how Lyme disease is diagnosed and treated, and learn how to prevent tick bites.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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