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7 Conditions That Cause Joint Pain

December 17, 2016

Joint pain isn’t always due to rheumatoid arthritis. Other ailments can cause similar aches and pains.

joint-painFor people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), early diagnosis and treatment are critical to relieve pain and avoid serious complications like joint deformity or osteoporosis. But diagnosing it can be tricky, since there is no one test for RA.

Joint pain, RA’s hallmark symptom, is a significant factor that can be caused by many diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), severe joint pain among American adults rose significantly between 2002 (10.5 million people) and 2014 (14.6 million people).

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