Pain in more than one joint

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic (long-term) arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Swelling in many joints

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ankylosing spondylitis.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Abdominal pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Stiff muscles
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Back stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fibromyalgia.

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Henoch-Schönlein purpura ("hen-awk shern-line purr-purr-ah") is a rare condition, usually seen in children, that causes blood vessels to become inflamed.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bruise-like rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • High temperature
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Painful knee

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis affects up to one in five people with [psoriasis](yourmd:/condition/psoriasis/introduction).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swelling of more than one joint
  • Stiffness in many joints
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Itchy rash
  • Affected joint is red

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Psoriatic arthritis.

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Reactive arthritis

Reactive arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) in various places in the body.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Stiffness in many joints
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Single swollen joint
  • Pain in one joint
  • Stiff hip

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Reactive arthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in hand
  • Hand stiffness
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Stiffness in many joints
  • Swelling of more than one joint

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Rheumatoid arthritis.

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