Swelling of 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

Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a poorly understood condition in which a person develops a persistent (chronic) burning pain in one of their limbs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Extreme pain on touching
  • Leg pain
  • Swelling of more than one joint
  • Tremor
  • Stiffness in many joints

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Complex regional pain syndrome.

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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.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

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.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Systemic sclerosis

Scleroderma is an uncommon disease that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Swelling of more than one joint
  • Shortness of breath
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Thickened patch of skin

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Systemic sclerosis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.