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46 and bad joint pain

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 7:29pm
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I am 46, am in menopause, 117 lbs, and developing bad joint pain, in elbows, knees, wrists, etc. RA ruled out. Made apptmt with rheumatologist. What could this be so young?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. Joint pain is not a sign of aging not a sign of a condition like arthritis. Joint pain is most often a sign of Chronic inflammation or hormonal imbalance. The fluctuating estrogen levels, can impact how our joints feel. Estrogen has an anti-flammatory effect on the body and lack of estrogen levels produces the symptoms of chronic inflammation.
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October 28, 2011 - 3:44pm
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