TopicWhat causes pain in multiple joints?
Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease affecting any of the ligaments, bursae (for example, bursitis), or tendons surrounding the joint. Injury or disease can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint, leading to a painful joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection (for example, Lyme disease) and can be a feature of rare tumors of the joint. Arthralgia can be aggravated by motion, pressure, or weight-bearing resistance with activity. Joint pain can be associated with signs and symptoms such as joint stiffness, local warmth, swelling, and tenderness.