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Do joints and muscle pain suggest rheumatoid arthritis?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hi i am 25 years old and for the past 1 week i am having pain in all joints and kind of muscle pull pains also, i donot have any swelling or stiffness
Could this be rhuematoid arthritis?
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
As you don’t have stiffness so RA is less likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case with diligence.

If not relieved then possibility of polyarthritis needs to be considered

Rheumatoid arthritis may involve small joints and early morning stiffness in joints.
As you don’t have stiffness so RA is less likely.

Ankylosing spondylitis typically involve spine and hips with other large joint also. There is reduced chest function in this disease. Stiffness in spine is increased do you have such stiffness in spine?

When such patients come to our hospital I advise them blood test like RA factor, ACCP, ESR, complete blood count, HLA B27.

You can do these tests and send reports to me.

Till time take physiotherapy and anti inflammatory medication.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Do joints and muscle pain suggest rheumatoid arthritis?

Brief Answer: As you don’t have stiffness so RA is less likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case with diligence. If not relieved then possibility of polyarthritis needs to be considered Rheumatoid arthritis may involve small joints and early morning stiffness in joints. As you don’t have stiffness so RA is less likely. Ankylosing spondylitis typically involve spine and hips with other large joint also. There is reduced chest function in this disease. Stiffness in spine is increased do you have such stiffness in spine? When such patients come to our hospital I advise them blood test like RA factor, ACCP, ESR, complete blood count, HLA B27. You can do these tests and send reports to me. Till time take physiotherapy and anti inflammatory medication. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.