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Symptoms of Aching Joints

The following features are indicative of Aching Joints:
  • morning stiffness
  • joint redness and swelling
  • pain
  • chills
  • fever
  • decreased range of motion
It is possible that Aching Joints shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Aching Joints

The following are the most common causes of Aching Joints:
  • mutation in the HLA-DRB1 gene
  • environmental factors

Risk Factors for Aching Joints

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Aching Joints:
  • 18-65 age group individuals
  • female
  • family history
  • previous joint injury
  • obesity

Prevention of Aching Joints

No, it is not possible to prevent Aching Joints.
  • mutation of the HLA ( HLA-DR4) gene is responsible for the disease, so cannot be prevented

Occurrence of Aching Joints

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Aching Joints cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Aching Joints most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-50 years

Common Gender

Aching Joints can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Aching Joints

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Aching Joints:
  • Physical exam: To evaluate joints swelling, redness and warmth
  • Blood tests: To detect the presence of rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies
  • X-rays: To record the progression of rheumatoid arthritis in joints over time
  • Computerized tomography (CT): To detect the bone erosions

Doctor for Diagnosis of Aching Joints

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Aching Joints:
  • Orthopedician
  • Rheumatologist

Complications of Aching Joints if untreated

Yes, Aching Joints causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Aching Joints is left untreated:
  • damage to the lung tissue (rheumatoid lung)
  • swelling and inflammation of the outer lining of the heart
  • spinal injury

Procedures for Treatment of Aching Joints

The following procedures are used to treat Aching Joints:
  • Surgery: To repair joint damage or relieve pain

Self-care for Aching Joints

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Aching Joints:
  • Exercise regularly: Exercise can help keep joints flexible
  • Apply heat or cold: Helps in relieving joint pain and relax tense and painful muscles

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Aching Joints

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Aching Joints:
  • Acupuncture: This therapy uses fine needles inserted at specific points on the skin to reduce pain
  • Yoga: Yoga may help to improve joint flexibility
  • Massage: Improve joint pain and stiffness

Patient Support for Treatment of Aching Joints

The following actions may help Aching Joints patients:
  • Patient education and support: Improves or maintain function and quality of life

Time for Treatment of Aching Joints

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Aching Joints to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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