Patient Comments: Septic Arthritis - Symptoms & Signs


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Comment from: Tom, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 14

With septic arthritis I had flu-like symptoms during the day with severe low back and knee pain and swelling. Virtually all the joints in my body ached, especially those where I had experienced a prior injury. By the next morning I wasn't able to get out of bed or walk. I had a fever and by the time I got to a hospital, I was already in sepsis and was admitted immediately.

Comment from: Mariahrdr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I had extreme pain in my right knee from septic arthritis, bad enough to cause me to go to the emergency room.

Comment from: Fariafamily5, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

The symptoms of my septic arthritis were severe lower back pain, leading to inability to walk, and high fever.

Comment from: Jack james, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 07

I don’t know if it is septic arthritis for sure but I got soreness in the middle lower palm. I couldn’t even use my hand to wash my car today.

Comment from: frank, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

It just started throbbing one night and within a day my knee was swollen to twice its normal size and I was in severe pain. All the medical people thought I had broken it. My general physician did draw the fluid off, 300 mil, but did not think to test it.


The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer