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. Dislocation
  9. Fibromyalgia
  10. Gonococcal arthritis
  11. Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  12. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  13. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  14. Leukemia
  15. Lupus
  16. Lyme disease
  17. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  18. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  19. Paget's disease of bone
  20. Polymyalgia rheumatica
  21. Pseudogout
  22. Psoriatic arthritis
  23. Reactive arthritis
  24. Rheumatic fever
  25. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  26. Rickets
  27. Sarcoidosis (collections of inflammatory cells in the body)
  28. Septic arthritis
  29. Sprains
  30. Tendinitis

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

Jan. 11, 2019

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