Joint or articular pain can be caused by many types of injuries or afflictions and, no matter the cause they can be very uncomfortable.
This kind of pain is usually a symptoms of a rheumatoid disease (articular tissue), although it can also occur due to accidents or sports
- It can be the result of natural wear of the joints.
- Injuries, inflammation or infections.
- Genetic conditions (hereditary) that can develop with age.
- Accidents or lesions practicing sports.
- The pain can be accompanied by the inflammation of one or more joints.
- Sensibility to touch.
- Being unable to move the joints normally, such as bending knees, arms or holding an object.
- Redness and hotness in the joint area.
- Discomfort when using the joint and alleviating the pain by resting the joint.
- When the cause is rheumatoid arthritis it can also present fever, loss of body weight and weakness.
- A specialist (rheumatologist, traumatologist) will provide a diagnose after assessing the symptoms the patient presents, their medical history and cardiac exam.
- It’s likely that the doctor will also require x-rays, these will allow him to see the degree of injury or wear to the joints.
- If the doctor suspects the condition is due to arthritis he will require a blood test.
- Exercise can improve the health of the joints so it’s recommended to practice it regularly; we specially recommend stretching, walking, cycling, swimming and dancing.
- It’s very important to maintain a healthy weight.