Joint pain is a common problem that is usually a result of injury or disease affecting any ligaments, bursae, or tendons within or surrounding a joint. It can be acute or chronic. Any damage to the joints could limit your movement and cause painful symptoms. Patients often complain about knee, shoulder, ankle and hip joint pain.
Painful joints may be caused by a variety of conditions including:
- Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Synovial sarcoma
- Lyme disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Strains or sprains
- Adult Still’s disease
Common symptoms associated with joint pain include:
- Joint deformity
- Locking of joint
- Limited range of motion
- Muscle cramps
It is crucial for your doctor to diagnose your joint pain accurately and obtain a treatment option that works best for your condition. Joint pain is usually managed by taking over-the-counter pain medications, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy. However, managing more serious conditions with other treatment options, such as immunosuppressive, is crucial to relieve symptoms or treat joint pain.
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For more details on how to relieve or treat chronic pain, you can reach out to one of our pain specialists at any of our pain care clinic locations. We establish a caring relationship and provide patients with pain relief when needed the most.