It is difficult to figure out without seeing you, but in general joint pain is common in hep C but joint swelling or restiction of range of motion (the findings of arthritis) is uncommon. There is a condition associated with Hep c called cryoglobulinemia that can cause skin problems and anemia.
About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.
Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University