Problem

Arthralgia

Other Names:
Pain in joint
Joint pain
Nature:

Arthralgia (from Greek arthro-, joint + -algos, pain) literally means joint pain; it is a symptom of injury, infection, illnesses (in particular arthritis) or an allergic reaction to medication.

According to MeSH, the term "arthralgia" should only be used when the condition is non-inflammatory, and the term "arthritis" should be used when the condition is inflammatory.

Narrower Problems:
Articular rheumatism
Values:
Pain
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Nervous system
Date of last update
01.08.2003 – 00:00 CEST