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   Joint Pain
Pain in the joints
Medical terms related to joint pain :
Arthralgia, Joint swelling
Common causes of joint pain: 
o Sprain
o Trauma (e.g. Fracture )
o Osteoarthritis
o Cartilage Tear
o Tendinitis (Inflammation of a tendon)
Bursa is a small serous sac between a tendon and a bone.Bursitis means inflammation of the bursa(as of the shoulder or elbow).
o Acute gouty arthritis (gout)
o Chronic gouty arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):
A chronic autoimmune disease marked especially by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints;called also atrophic arthritis.

Other Causes of joint pain:
o Ankylosing spondylitis
o Enteropathic arthropathy ( e.g. Ulcerative Colitis)
o Psoriatic arthritis
o Reiter's syndrome
o Bone Tumor (rare)
o Hemarthrosis ( Bleeding inside a joint)
o Septic Arthritis (Pyarthrosis)
o Steroid Withdrawal
o Synovial Sarcoma (rare)
Osteochondritis Dissecans:
Partial or complete detachment of a fragment of bone and cartilage at a joint.
Sickle Cell Anemia:
A chronic anemia that occurs mostly in individuals with African or Mediterranean origin.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
A connective tissue disease of unknown cause that occurs chiefly in women characterized by fever, skin rash, arthritis,acute hemolytic anemia,small hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes,inflammation of the pericardium, and in serious cases by involvement of the kidneys and central nervous system.
o Pseudogout:
Pseudogout results from a build up of calcium crystals,calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate, in joints.
Aseptic Bone Necrosis:
Temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to a bone.


Call your doctor if joint pain is accompanied by: 
o Severe, unexplained joint pain
o Severe, unexplained stiffness or swelling

Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o Blood studies (such as a CBC or blood differential)
o Joint X-rays
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