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.

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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.

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