What is Arthralgia?
Arthralgia describes joint stiffness. Among its many causes are overuse, sprains, injury, gout, tendonitis and a number of infectious diseases, including rheumatic fever and chickenpox.
Symptoms can include:
- Back pain
- Loss of spine flexibility
- Inflammation of the eyes, lungs, heart valves
- Swelling, stiffness of the spine and sacroiliac joints.
Careful clinical evaluation.
For non-arthritis joint pain, rest and exercise can help, as can warm baths, massage and stretching exercises. On the advice of a physician, anti-inflammatory medications may help relieve pain and swelling.
Arthralgia is treated by the Divsion of Rheumatology.