Thank you this is helpful, but leaves many questions unanswered, so what of the person who first was diagnosed with RA then develops Osteoarthritis and despite -ve RA factor for many years continues to see deterioration and caught between moving to relieve morning stiffness and overdoing it and getting overuse pain from Osteo and then the unexplained fusion of joints such as the Elbow. Knee replacement takes care of one joint as does Hip but there seems no answer for the Elbow…..Hope someone is looking into that. Confused in Radium Hot Springs CA
Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation ( arthritis , such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis ) and infection, and extremely rarely it can be a cause of cancer of the joint. Pain within the joint is a common cause of shoulder pain , ankle pain , and knee pain . Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia . The sexually transmitted diseases ( STDs ) chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to joint pain.