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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

Arthralgia is pain in one or more joints, with no inflammation. It may be short-term and get better within 6 to 8 weeks. Arthralgia can be an early sign of arthritis. Arthralgia may be caused by a medical condition, such as a hormone disorder or a tumor. It may also be caused by an infection or injury.



The following medicines may be ordered for you:

Follow up with your healthcare provider or specialist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.


Physical therapy:

A physical therapist teaches you exercises to help improve movement and strength, and to decrease pain. Ask your healthcare provider if physical therapy is right for you.

Contact your healthcare provider or specialist if:

Return to the emergency department if:

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