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  • Writer's pictureThe Rumamend Team

What's causing the Aches and Pains in my Joints?

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

Arthritis causes swelling of the joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, but the most common types are osteoarthritis (cartilage breakdown) and rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disease).

Joint pain can also be caused by injuries, such as sprains, strains, and fractures. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, which are the tissues that connect bones to each other. Strains are injuries to muscles or tendons, which are the tissues that connect muscles to bones. Fractures are breaks in bones.

Infections can cause joint pain such as Lyme disease, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS. There are widely known other conditions that can cause joint pain including gout, tendinitis, bursitis, and fibromyalgia.

If you are experiencing joint pain, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause. The doctor will ask you about your symptoms, medical history, and risk factors. They may also order tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, or MRIs, to help diagnose the cause of your joint pain. Once the cause of your joint pain is determined, the doctor can recommend treatment options.

Treatment for joint pain will vary depending on the cause.

For example, if your joint pain is caused by arthritis, you may be prescribed medications, physical & occupational therapy, or surgery. If your joint pain is caused by an injury, you may need to rest the joint and apply ice or heat. It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing joint pain that is severe, persistent, or interferes with your daily activities.

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