Joints Warm
Warm joints is a feeling of warmth or heat in a joint..

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Definition

Warm joints is the sensation of warmth or heat in or around one or more joints.

Alternative Names

Joint warmth.

Synopsis

Warm joints is a feeling of warmth or heat in a joint.

Associated Diagnoses

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Gout
  • Lyme disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Gonorrhea
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Toxic synovitis
  • Tennis elbow

Treatments

Assess and treat the underlying condition. Stretching and movement to maintain joint mobility may help maintain joint function. Swimming, applying heat and cold, weight control and good nutrition will help maintain joint mobility.

Call your provider if:

Joint warmth is sudden in onset severe, or accompanied by fever, chills, skin rash or limited range of motion in the joint.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Reviewed by: Paul Auerbach, MD
Written: December 18, 2007
Last Updated: December 31, 2007
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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