ARTHRALGIA

This is joint pain without features of inflammation.

Clinical Features

The clinical features include;

  • General malaise
  • Joint pains without affecting joint mobility and without features of inflammation (redness, warm, tenderness),
    although the joint might be slightly tender.
  • The arthralgia is usually a feature of another illness and careful systemic examination is likely to reveal the
    responsible disease.

Investigations

There is no specific investigation besides that to identify the responsible disease.

Management

Paracetamol should be administered at 40mg/kg/day given 4 times a day.