1) 10 Major Reasons For Joint Pain And Its Treatment
1- Arthritis – It is an inflammation of the joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis with different causes and treatment methods. Arthritis is more common in women than men and in those who are overweight. Arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling.
2- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – It is a debilitating disease characterized by extreme fatigue that does not disappear with rest. The cause is unknown, but among the symptoms, there is muscle pain, headache and sore throat.
3- Fibromyalgia – It is a chronic disease marked by generalized pain, unexplained pain in muscles and joints.
4- Gout – is an inflammation of the joints, caused by an accumulation of uric acid. This buildup affects the feet, especially the big toe. People who have gout feel bloating and pain in the joints of the foot.
5 – Dislocations – It is usually result when a joint has an unexpected impact. This can happen if you fall and hit the affected area. Among the symptoms are, pain during movement, numbness around the area and tingling sensation.
6- Tenosynovitis – A tendon is a type of fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones. This tissue helps in actions like running, jumping, grabbing, and jumping. Without tendons, you would not be able to control the movement of your body. Tendon damage can result in malfunction. If this occurs, synovial fluid will not be produced. This may cause inflammation or swelling causing symptoms such as stiffness, swelling and joint pain.
7- Bursitis – Bursae are sacks filled with fluid that stay on your joints. Lubrication helps reduce friction during movement. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, which causes pain and discomfort at the affected site, limiting the way you move your joints.
8- Osteomyelitis – can result when bacteria or fungi invade a bone. In children, bone infections occur in the long bones of the arms and legs. In adults, they usually appear on the hips, spine and feet. Typically, the first symptom to appear is pain at the site of infection. Other common signs are fever and chills, redness in the infected area, irritability, swelling and stiffness.
9- Ankylosing Spondylitis – Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that mainly affects the joints in the spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that can eventually lead to chronic joint pain and even disability.
10- Influenza and colds are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne diseases, through coughing and sneezing. Among the symptoms are fever, headache and in the body, causing mild fatigue.
2) What is the treatment for joint pain?
Your treatment options will depend on the cause of your pain:
- In some cases, your doctor will remove the accumulated fluid in the area,
- They may also recommend surgery to replace the joint,
- Use painkillers or anti-inflammatories to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation,
- Doing moderate physical exercise,
- Stretching before exercise,
- Keep your body weight under control – this will decrease the weight on your joints,
Massage, Hot shower, Enough rest,
- Changes in lifestyle.
- Cold compress and warm compress.