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Pain in a joint.
Synonym(s): arthrodynia
[G. arthron, joint, + algos, pain]
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Neuralgic pain in a joint or joints.

ar·thral′gic (-jĭk) adj.
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Pain in the joints
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Pain in a joint, especially noninflammatory.
Synonym(s): arthrodynia.
[G. arthron, joint, + algos, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Pain in a joint. From the Greek arthron , a joint and algos , pain.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


Sharp, severe pain, extending along a nerve or group of nerves, experienced in a joint and/or joints.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Pain in a joint.
[G. arthron, joint, + algos, pain]
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Patient discussion about arthralgia

Q. I’ve been having joint pain for the last two months or so, do I have arthritis? I’m a 32 year old dancer, and those pain affects my work and my life.. What can it be and what can I do with it? Is there a way to ease the pain?

A. As a former gymnast and international coach(German Olympic Team) I was having severe pain, Turns out I have fibromialgia ,MS and cronic fatigue.
I have a pain combination that includes an anti dpressant(light)Opana,and a parkinsons med as well as a breakthrough pain med.... works and so can I,limited but almost pain free.

Q. What is the treatment for "hip joint mice"? Thanks!

A. if you are young- it goes away by itself after 6-8 painful weeks...if you are older you might need a surgery to remove the particles. it the hip bone it can be complicated, so it's really up to your Dr. to decide what to do here.

Q. Past few months from now my mom is facing a severe pain in the joints of her ankle.not even able to walk now Hi All, Something happened like this my mom was attacked by sever cough and an x-ray was taken and Doctors confirmed that there was some infection in lugs and it got cured.Later she got fever and after few days wen fever went off she found it difficult to move bcz of swelling in her ankle and tightened joints,large pain when tried to walk and a bit of swellin in figures too.Am very much confused abt wat this disease is and y is this happened suddenly. Is der any disease vch can bring down the mobility in one week. Doctors at my place are completely ignorant abt such situation and are claiming this can not be cured and should be faced through out the life. I took my mom to a good city hospital and Doctors here have categorized it as Rheumatoid arithritis. Am really worried and completely ignorant abt this Kindly help me.

A. If it started after lung infection, than the joint pain may represent "reactive arthritis" after pneumonia due to Chlamydophila (a bacteria that cause inflammation of the joints after it cause lung infection).

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Chikungunya virus infection is associated with a number of challenges, including overlapping symptomatology with other viral infections, and persistent arthralgias, placing a major burden on health care.
The term chikungunya is derived from a Kimakonde (central Bantu) word meaning "that which bends up" because of the arthralgia caused by the disease.
Two case reports evaluated use of prasugrel as an alternative antiplatelet agent and indicate that the arthralgia ADE may not be a thienopyridine class effect [5, 6].
In this trial, the authors evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture, compared with sham acupuncture or waitlist control, in the treatment of AI-associated arthralgia in a large population of patients.
The patients reported that symptoms began approximately 3 hours after the meal, and, in addition to the gastrointestinal symptoms reported in the hospital emergency department, they experienced other symptoms compatible with CFP, including paradoxical temperature perception, paresthesias, numbness, arthralgia, and myalgia.
Authors noted that the presence of cryoglobulins coincided with persistent arthralgias. Interestingly, in this study, those with mixed cryoglobulinemia did not present with palpable purpura or other clinical manifestations of small vessel vasculitis.
Prospective study to assess short-term intra-articular and tenosynovial changes in the aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgia syndrome Morales L, Pans S, Verschueren K et al.
She had no fever, hematuria, arthralgia, myalgia, or malaise.
He has since experienced several episodes of unexplained myalgia, fever, malaise, arthralgias, and discrete knee joint effusions.
As myxomas grow they present a panoply of clinical manifestations including mitral valve obstructions, tumor embolization, and a variety of systematic manifestations such as malaise, fever and arthralgias. We shall present the case of an elderly female with left atrial myxoma underscoring the varied clinical presentations, diagnostic modalities, potential complications, surgery and medical management, and recent findings of possible coronary artery involvement by myxoma.
[1.] Erythema infectiosum fifth disease) is characterized by several days of high fever, migratory myalgias and arthralgias, lymphadenopathy, anemia, and the presence of a maculopapular rash that appears as the fever breaks.
"The presence of arthralgias [joint pain] was by far the best predictor of previous Lyme disease," they assert.