What Are Painful Joints?

Author: Annette Badowski

Arthralgia is the medical term for pain in the joints and there can be several different causes. The name arthralgia (literally: “joint pain”, from “arthros” = “joint” and “-algia” denoting “pain”) and may have numerous underlying ailments and triggers as the source. Although some people will say that Arthralgia is very similar to arthritis in cause, they would be mistaken. Arthritis is most commonly caused by an inflammation in the joints caused by degradation in the cartilage. Arthralgia on the other hand, is only pain and may not always have a discernible causation.

In other words, a person with arthritis can have arthralgia, but the condition of arthralgia can exist on it’s own, springing up spontaneously with little known causes.

What are the symptoms of Painful Joints?

Joint Pain caused by arthritis is usually characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed joint can be present. In other cases, where joint pain is caused by injury, tendonitis, bursitis or lupus, the symptoms can be very similar with slight variations. For example, if the joint pain is caused by a loss of lubrication of the cartilage, the resulting friction can cause bones to make audible cracking and popping sounds. While this can occur with arthritis, it most often occurs with other contributing ailments.

What are the causes of Painful Joints?

The common causes of arthralgia are various forms of arthritis, including septic, rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. Other causes include accidental injury or fracture, infectious diseases like rheumatic fever, flu, hepatitis, mumps, rubella or chicken pox, bursitis and autoimmune disorders such as lupus. When joint pain is caused by Injury to the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint, this can bring on intense, debilitating pain.

Certain diagnostic tests can be done to figure out what the source of your joint pain is. These diagnostic tests may include an X-ray of the joint or a CSC differential blood analysis. In cases where no discernible reason can be given for joint pain, an individual may simply nurse the afflicted area until the pain goes away. If the pain becomes chronic, you may consider getting another round of tests.

Will Painwave X4000 Help with Painful Joints?

Yes it can! Painwave X4000 is a non-invasive, drug-free method that can provide even chronic joint pain sufferers instant relief. This is because, unlike painkillers or hot or cold compresses, the Painwave X4000 uses the body’s own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem to eliminate the pain response cycle. Painwave X4000 has no side effects, and the unit is simply moved gently over the surface of the skin in a small circular motion. After prolonged and repeated use, the Painwave X4000 may even create greater blood circulation, cell activity and lymphatic movements. These improvements can be of great benefit to someone who suffers from intense joint pain. Best of all, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate pain for good.

Note: The information provided in this article is not intended to provide the means for self-diagnosis. If you are suffering from joint pain, please contact your primary care physician to obtain a full physical examination.

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9 thoughts on “What Are Symptoms Of Lupus

  1. karl j

    What r canine lupus symptoms, what is prognosis. Need to add to the Vets knowledge hopefully?
    my Boston Terrier/Shiz-tsu is at vets he is unable to locate cause of flucuating fever, some drooling, lack of appetite.White blood cell count at the bottom of the scale. All other tests (kidneys, Liver) coming back normal. Was being treated to some infection in esophogus being given anti-biotics. Would like to offer vet an alternative diagnosis

    1. Pam

      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(SLE): is one of several diseases known as “the great imitators” because its symptoms vary so widely it often mimics or is mistaken for other illnesses, and because the symptoms come and go unpredictably. Diagnosis can be elusive, with patients sometimes suffering unexplained symptoms and untreated SLE for years. Common initial and chronic complaints are fever, malaise, joint pains, myalgias and fatigue.

      Discoid Lupus symptoms: normally starts as loss of pigment around the nose. There may be scabby sores or just scaling of the nasal tissue. The surface of the nose may change from its typical cobblestoned appearance to a smooth surface.

  2. julie

    What kind of Neurological symptoms do you have with Lupus?
    I’m being tested for lupus after being sick for 2 yrs and I have tons of neurological symptoms just wondering if these are common symptoms for lupus. here are my symptoms.
    Burning stinging headaches, dizzy, lightheaded,vertigo, seizure type incidents, sharp shooting pains in head, also get weard sensations on my body like warm water pouring on me. Any info will be appreciated. If you have any neurological symptoms from Lupus pleas list them for me. Thanks!

    1. Linda R

      Some lupus patients have neurological symptoms, some do not. Lupus symptoms vary widely from patient to patient.

      Headaches could be caused by lupus or by Raynaud’s phenomenon or other things. Many lupus patients have Raynaud’s, a condition in which stress or cool temperatures cause the nerves to tell the blood vessels to clamp down and restrict blood flow, usually to hands and feet, but can also cause headaches.

      Lightheadedness can be caused by a number of things as well. Lupus patient are often anemic, When you are anemica, there is not enough available oxygen in your blood, which could account for light headedness or dizziness.

      Vertigo usually has to do with the inner ear. Lupus can cause inflammation anywhere, including the inner ear.

      I am not sure what you mean my “seizure type” incidents. Do you lose consciousness? Do you convulse? Some lupus patients do have seizures. But seizures can be caused by many other things.

      Lupus patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (sticky blood) which causes clots may have TIAs or ministrokes. This could account for your head pain and seizure type incidents. Ask to have your blood tested for this.

      As for the weird sensations, please find a clearer way to describe that as well. If you tell the doctor that you have “seizure type incidents” and “weird sensations on your body” you are not helping the doctor get to the root cause of your problem. If these weird sensations are painful, you could have neuropathy which sometimes comes with lupus, or diabtetes, or multiple sclerosis, or other things.

      As a patient your job is to give the doctor the best and clearest information possible. It is the doctor’s job to connect the dots. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on family history, your medical history, a wide variety of lab tests and after everything else is ruled out. There is no definitive lab test for lupus.

      To do your job, keep a symptom journal including
      1. a clear description of the symptom
      2. when it started
      3. how often it happens
      4. how long it lasts
      5. what makes it feel better
      6. what makes it feel worse
      7. to what degree does it interfere with your activities of daily living

      Then create a concise summary and bring a copy for your doc and a copy for you.

  3. karen b

    what are the symptoms of lupus or eosinophilic gatroenteritis?
    My doctor thanks i have one of the two lupus or eosinophilic gatroenteritis.
    My symptoms am having now are?
    joint pain
    muscle pain
    dizziness
    fatigue
    headaches
    hearing problems
    black lines and dots in vison
    swollen glands
    can some one tell me some more about lupus or eosinophilic gatroenteritis?
    thanks

    1. marzypan

      Lupus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any system in the body. Think of it as a ‘self-allergy’ where the body attacks its own cells and tissues, causing inflammation, pain, and possible organ damage.

      Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare digestive disease characterized by the presence of a particular type of white blood cell (eosinophils) in one or more of the three layers that make up the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This includes the stomach, small intestines, and large intestines.

    1. Kintalia

      Hi!
      •Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
      •Unexplained fever
      •Red rashes, most commonly on the face
      •Chest pain upon deep breathing
      •Unusual loss of hair
      •Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
      •Sensitivity to the sun
      •Swelling (edema) in legs or around eyes
      •Mouth ulcers
      •Swollen glands
      •Extreme fatigue

      Yes, you have pain in your joints. You can find it on the website but yes, there is usually pain. Hope this helps!

      Kintalia

  4. lorraine

    what are some other symptoms of lupus beside the normal ones?
    i have had lupus for 12 years and now i am getting some strange things happening to me. I am 55 years old. menopausal.

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