MY ACHING JOINTS!
Osteoarthritis isn’t the only cause. “Have lingering pain evaluated by a rheumatology specialist,” says David Daikh, MD, president of the American College of Rheumatology.
Rheumatoid Arthritis A misguided immune system attacks the joints, resulting in swelling, pain and permanent damage. With RA, many joints tend to be affected. Lupus Joint pain and swelling can be accompanied by a range of all-over-the-body symptoms, including fatigue, hair loss, sensitivity to light, fever and rash. Fibromyalgia Sufferers can experience widespread chronic joint and muscle pain along with fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. Pregnancy During pregnancy, women’s joints become more lax to accommodate the growing baby and prepare the body for delivery. The result: sore, aching joints.