Joint pain is a very common problem withmany possible causes - but it's usually a result of injuryor arthritis.

In older people, joint pain that gets steadily worse is usually a sign of Osteoarthritis .It may affect just one joint, or many. See your GP ifyou have persistent symptoms of osteoarthritis .

The information and advice on this page shouldn't be used to self-diagnose your condition, butmay give you a betteridea of what's causing your pain.

Itcovers other possible causes of:

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017