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    What causes severe joint pain after viral fever?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: hello doctor,
I'm 29 years male, actually I got viral fever 15 days back with severe body and joint pain. Although fever came down within 2 days but the pain in the joints is not completely gone. I have pain in my wrists, shoulders, limbs, fingers and elbows. pain in the joints is more after I wake up from the sleep and after some time it comes down. please suggest. Awaiting your response...
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be post chickengunia bodyaches.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
This kind of multiple joint pains after fever are very common post chickengunia fever. The treatment In my practice , if it persists for more than two months , will be anti rheumatoid and includes methotrexate , salazipyrin for a period of 6-8 months . Short term course of steroids is also helpful along with these medicines.
I suggest you take only paracetamol at present, and if the pain is persistent then consult an orthopedic surgeon for prescription.
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