Re: What Does a High Esr Result Mean
High ESR means inflammation in the blood. It's a general test and not specific to any illness.
So it could be from anything - RA or some other autoimmune disorder, a virus, injury, functional disorders like carpel tunnel or tennis elbow or it could be just a blimp in your bloodwork and the next time you get tested it'll be back to normal.
ESR is also called Sedimentation rate, or SED Rate.