Ailments & Remedies

Ailments List

Joint Pain

 

Overview

Joint pain is the pain caused in the joint and adjacent tissues due to disease and/or injury. Any injury to the tendons or cartilage surrounding the joint or the structure of the joint, can cause mild to severe movement of the joint which leads to pain.

 

Causes

The various causes of joint pain are:

Injury to a joint

Strain

Arthritis

Bursitis

Tendinitis

 

Arthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage that facilitates smooth movement, provides cushioning, and enhances the stability of joints. The heredity and lifestyle choices play a major role to joint pains and Arthritis.

Although the exact causes are unknown, there are risk factors that have been established. Following are these risk factors:

Increased Age - risk of developing joint pain and arthritis goes up as you get older.

Gender - You are more likely to develop arthritis if you are female than if you are male. men are less susceptible to osteoarthritis and related conditions.

Weight - The heavier you are, the more stress you put on your joints. Therefore, you are more likely to develop a condition than someone who is not putting as much pressure on his or her weight-bearing joints.

Lifestyle/Work - Heavy lifting can stress joints and lead to joint pain and injury. If your job entails heavy lifting, or if you work out with big weights, you are more apt to develop a joint condition.

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of joint pain can vary such as pain, swelling or stiffness.  Affected area can also be painful and mobility may be restricted.

 

Diagnosis

Joint pain diagnosis could involve a detailed analysis of an individual’s medical history and physical examination. X-ray, MRI and CT scans can help evaluate the problematic joint.

 

Treatments

Various complementary and alternative therapies can help improve the symptoms and treat the condition. Advice should be sought from a qualified practitioner for treatment options.



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