Causes of joint pain include:

  1. Adult Still's disease
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis
  3. Avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to limited blood flow)
  4. Bone cancer
  5. Broken bone
  6. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  7. Complex regional pain syndrome (chronic pain due to a dysfunctional nervous system)
  8. Fibromyalgia
  9. Gonococcal arthritis
  10. Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  11. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  12. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  13. Leukemia
  14. Lupus
  15. Lyme disease
  16. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  17. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  18. Paget's disease of bone
  19. Polymyalgia rheumatica
  20. Pseudogout
  21. Psoriatic arthritis
  22. Reactive arthritis
  23. Rheumatic fever
  24. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  25. Rickets
  26. Sarcoidosis (collections of inflammatory cells in the body)
  27. Septic arthritis
  28. Sprains
  29. Tendinitis

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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March 16, 2021

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