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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes aching joints?

    For the last week, I have had aching joints (not tender, swollen, hot or red) in almost all the joints in my body (except hips and spine).

    The pain is bilateral and is marginally worse in the morning but the pain remains at a high level during the day.

    I have MS which I don't believe is related.

    I did get a virus (so my GP believes) a month ago which had the same joint pain although was for a shorter duration, but also had muscle pain, accompanied by swollen glands and a mouth ulcer.

    Could this current pain be a recurrence of the same virus? And is pain relief the only treatment?
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    Tina Garrett

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    Well Now Health Solutions offers high quality occupational therapy services to the adult population in Gympie and the surrounding regions. Our occupational therapy services aim … View Profile

    To answer this question, you would be best consulting with your GP.  As this is multifactorial given your recent virus and exisiting MS, your GP would probably want to run some blood tests and complete some specific observations to accurately diagnose the problem.

    From the information provided, a number of possible causes come to mind so having a specific diagnoses will provide the optimum treatment options.


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