WHAT IS JOINT PAIN?
Joints are referred to as the location where bones meet. Joints allow the bones in your body to move. Most complaints of joint pain come from joints in the:
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF JOINT PAIN?
While there are many causes of joint pain, most joint pain is the result of an injury or illness. Other conditions that result in joint pain include:
- Breakdown of cartilage
- Bone infection
- Joint fatigue from overuse
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF JOINT PAIN?
Joint pain can be mild with soreness only after certain activities, or it can be severe, making movement, particularly bearing weight movement, extremely painful. Symptoms of joint pain mild to severe joint pain include:
- Inflammation of cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles
- Inflammation of the joint itself
HOW IS JOINT PAIN TREATED?
Treatment for joint pain varies and is dependent upon the condition that is causing it. Although troublesome and painful, joint pain can be a treatable condition.