Our expert says:
Poly-athralgia is not a diagnosis - it is a description of symptoms and means pain in more than one joint. There are many reasons or causes for this. It could be due to a viral or bacterial infection, osteo arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. If it does not clear up with treatment you need to get some blood tests and at least an x/ray of some of the affected joints to determine the cause. The cause will determine if you will be able to keep on working underground.
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