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Joint Pain

Symptoms and Signs of Joint Pain

An injured or swollen joint can cause much discomfort, ranging from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may last only a couple weeks (acute), or last for months (chronic). It’s important to remember that joint pain itself is a symptom and not a diagnosis. It can affect an isolated area or you can experience multiple joint pain. Your doctor can determine the underlying cause(s). Joint pain includes any discomfort or irritation felt from within the joint. Other symptoms may involve:

General Joint Pain Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Popping sensation
  • Warmth in your joints
  • Fever
  • Inability to put weight on the affected joint
  • Reduced mobility (range of motion of the joint)
  • Visible deformity of the affected joint

Locations for Joint Pain