Joint pain and swelling can occur with a rubella infection. This symptom is more common in young women, and most often affects the wrists, fingers, and knees. Joint pain and swelling are more common when the rash is present, but may continue for up to two weeks after the rash has faded.
These rubella symptoms are not always sure signs of rubella. Other medical conditions can cause similar symptoms. If you or your child develops possible symptoms of rubella, visit your doctor so that the problem can be properly diagnosed and treated.