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Why does inflammatory arthritis make joints hurt?

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As part of its immune response, your body releases chemicals that cause inflammation into your blood or affected tissues to boost the blood flow to the area where it thinks the problem is. This may result in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals make fluid leak into the tissues, which causes swelling. All of this can activate nerves and cause pain.

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Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCE:

Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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