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What are causes of joint pain?

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The causes of joint pain vary greatly. Your pain could be caused by:

  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • A broken or dislocated bone
  • Gout
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rickets
  • Lyme disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/When to see a doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/When to see a doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

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