What is polyarthritis?
A person with polyarthritis has inflammation in two or more joints. The most common causes of polyarthritis are autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus.
What are the symptoms of polyarthritis?
Common symptoms of polyarthritis include joint pains, joint stiffness, joint swelling joint tenderness, and joint redness. The joints may also become warm to the touch.
How does the doctor treat polyarthritis?
Treatment of polyarthritis depends on underlying cause. Treatment for polyarthritis may include rest, warm compresses, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid medications, and medications that suppress the immune system. Severe polyarthritis may require joint replacement surgery.
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