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Joint Pain Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Joint Pain.

What is Joint Pain?

This refers to aches, discomfort, pains, soreness in any of the body’s joints. Sometimes, joint pain is as a result of an injury or illness. Arthritis is a very common cause of joint pain. There are also other causes of joint pain.

Joint Pain Facts – 

Joints are functional connections between two or more bones. They bind the skeleton together and give structure to the human body while allowing muscles to move bones to perform certain tasks such as reaching, running, walking. There are many types of joints. The most common joint are the synovial joints which are freely moveable.

 

Joint Pain Facts

 

  • The most common reason for joint pain is inflammation

  • Other common causes include diseases, broken bones, cancer, injury, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, leukemia and lime disease.

  • Joint pain can be mild to chronic

  • Sports injuries are one the most frequent causes of chronic pain

  • Pain becomes more likely with age

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