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Forum Name: Osteoporosis

Question: muscle heat

 celticgirl2000 - Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:13 pm

When you have arthritis do your muscles feel warm even when your not exercising.
 Dr. A. Saif - Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:59 pm

User avatar Dear Celtic girl,

It can do...possibly.

Arthritis can be degenerative (due to wear and tear) or inflammatory (due to the the joint lining being inflamed for example beacuse of gout, or rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis is, as the name would suggest associated with warmth of the joint. Generally it is not the muscles that feel warm though. Warmth in the muscle itself (as opposed to the joints) can be as you suggest, due to increased activity. But when you are not exercising...well that I guess is more likely to be either due to systemic increased temperature (when you have a fever) or if localised to a particular area, one might expect that there may be an underlying focus of inflammation such as an infection or abscess...



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