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Joint Pains

Information about Joint Pains

We Have to know about Joint Pains

  • Inflammation Or Degeneration Of The Joint Is Termed As Arthritis
  • The main Symptom Is Pain In The Joint Movements
  • Inflammation Is One Of The Tissue Response Which Is Characterized By
    • Redness, Increased Heat, Swelling, Pain & Loss Of Function (Limited Movements Or Stiffness)

Causes of Joint Pains

  • If Only One Joint Or Limb Is Involved, Then It May Be:
    • Injuries – Fractures, Sprains & Inflammation Of Ligaments
    • Infections – Septic Arthritis
    • Hardening Of Cartilage In The Weight-Bearing Joints – Osteoarthritis
    • Chronic Inflammation Of Spine & Pelvic Joints: Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • If Many Joints Are Involved Then It Could Be Due To General Disorders Like:
      • Intrinsic Factors
      • Immune Disorders –Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma
      • Immune Disorders Due To External Factors – Rheumatic Fever, Reiter’s Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis),
      • By Birth Metabolic Disorders: Gout
      • Infections: Viral Arthritis, Gonococcal Arthritis,  Other Bacterial Infections (Non-Gonococcal Bacterial Arthritis )

Do’s and Don’ts of Joint Pains

  • Go To A Doctor To Prevent Further Damage
  • Do Not Use Pain Killers, They Just Hide Your Pain But Damage Your Joint A Lot

Symptoms of Joint Pains

  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Stiffness Or Reduced Ability In Movement Of The Joint
  • Warmth Around A Joint
  • Redness Of The Skin Around A Joint

Generally,

  • If Symptoms Are Developed At One Joint Or One Limb, It May Be Due To The Local Joint Problems
  • If Symptoms Are Developed In More Than Few Joints Or Both Sides, It Could Be Due To General Or Systemic Problems

Risk Factors of Joint Pains

  • It Depends On Cause

Medical Advice for Joint Pains

  • Joint Pain That Persists Beyond 3 Days
  • If It Is A Severe Unexplained Joint Pain
  • The Affected Joint Is Significantly Swollen
  • If You Are Facing Problem In Moving The Joint
  • Your Skin Around The Joint Is Red Or Hot To The Touch

Self Care for Joint Pains

  • It Is Not Advisable Unless The Underlying Cause Is Diagnosed

Treatment for Joint Pains

  • It Depends On Underlying Cause Of Joint Pains

Investigations for Joint Pains

  • Blood Test, Joint X-Rays, Urinalysis, Synovial Fluid Examination
Risk Factors of Joint Pains
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