Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
From your answers (mild pain, no fever, pain for at least three weeks, no swelling or morning stiffness, but with pain in other joints), a number of conditions could explain your pain:
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of joint pain in persons over age 50 or if there has been previous injury or arthritis.
Fibromyalgia, an underactive thyroid or a problem with calcium levels can cause pain in multiple joints and/or muscles without swelling.
If there is swelling in the other painful joints, rheumatoid arthritis, or a related condition, comes to mind, although there is usually morning stiffness in these disorders.
There are other possibilities (if you can believe it!) and you could have more than one cause of joint pain; early treatment is important for many of these, so it is important that you see your doctor soon for evaluation.