In our body, a joint ore more of them can suffer by joint pain and contrary to what most people believe, joint pain affects persons of any age. Actually, the number of young people affected by joint pain is increasing every year.
According to Dr. Oz the causes of joint pain are multiple. They can be injuries, infections, arthritis, steroid withdrawal, , bone fracture, tearing of cartilage or allergic reactions to some medication. Also, the joint pain may be caused by wear, tear and injury. Injuries not only attack the ligament but also affect the bones and the cartilage of the joint.
Diagnosis is not all the time very simple because many symptoms and signs are the same in another disease. Although pain is the biggest symptom of joint infection and joint inflammation, pain can also tell you that a tumor is there within the joint. The medical term for joint pain is Arthralgia.
A good diagnosis involves physical exams and interviewing the patient. The patient must tell to the doctor all the potential causes. X-ray scans or CT scans may help the doctor to put a correct diagnosis. After that, the doctor will decide which exam and lab test are necessary. The list of causes that may cause joint pain is long and the well known may include: rheumatoid arthritis, bone metastasis, rheumatic fever, stills disease and more another.
First the doctor must find the cause of the joint pain. Then he will apply the treatment. The treatments of joint pain may include besides medications rest, starching exercises warm bath massage. They will help to obtain joint mobility and a good muscle tone.
If the joints are severe damaged, the treatments may be replacement surgery of the joint. Nutritional supplements help relieving joint pane and maintain in good health of our joints.
Swelling or injury of the joints is the principal cause of body joint pain. There are two types of joint pain; acute joint pain and chronic joint pain. Acute joint pain is only temporary.
It usually lasts for only a few seconds and after that the heali9ng takes place. Chronic joint pain alternates from moderate to severe and it last longer. If we feel pain and warmth in our joints and our joints are swelling and stiffness these suggest that we have the inflammation or infection of our joints.
Dr. Oz says the best doctors for ourselves are we. When we have joint pain, we can help us very much. If we have a joint with problems it needs rest. You can apply heat on the joint if it is a chronic pain or ice if it is an acute pain. Many times a massage will relive the pain of the joint.When the pain persists take medication which relives the pains. If the pains worsens or doesn’t stop in 3 days seek the doctor.
Joint pain is definitely not something that puts your life in danger, but it certainly causes you much discomfort and sufferance, as it is one of the worst conditions encountered by humans.