Also referred to as Arthralgia the most common ailment that plagues society today. Joint pain occurs when extreme stress or fatigue is applied to the body. Whether it’s shoulder pain, ankle pain or knee pain; This stress or fatigue takes a toll on the connections between and around the bones which can lead to pain and discomfort. This pain can hinder/limit your movements due to the pain so mobility function decreases in relation.
There could be a variety of reasons why you may experience joint pain. If you have a physically demanding job function, it would be common to see stress or fatigue in joints where a lot of pressure is applied. Joint pain may also occur due to arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Others include bursitis, gout, sprains etc. A doctor’s visit will be necessary if persistent pain occurs and proper diagnosis should be sought.
Symptoms may include inflammation, arthritis, infection and in rare cases it may also be a sign of cancer of the joint. Joint pain may also be aggravated by motion, pressure, or excessive weight. Additional symptoms may include swelling and tenderness.
It is recommended that you see your primary doctor in order to properly diagnose joint pain. As we now know, joint pain could be caused by a variety of factors. It is best that you explain your symptoms to your doctors so additional tests may be performed in order to determine the root cause of the pain.
Treatment of Joint Pain
Treatments may range anywhere from Medications, topical creams, Injections and physical therapy. Treatments may also have to be combined in order to achieve ever lasting results. In any sort of treatment, it is recommended that physical therapy be incorporated into the regimen.