Viral arthritis is inflammation of the joints that results from a viral infection
Some viral infections can result in a transient arthritis. Examples are mumps, German measles (rubella) or parvovirus infection. There may also be a skin rash and the arthritis usually gets better by itself, though this may take several months. You can takepain medicines to relieve discomfort.
If joint inflammation is severe, aspiration of fluid from the affected joint may relieve pain.
The outcome is usually good. Most viral arthritis disappears within several days to weeks when the underlying virus-related disease goes away.