Pain Edu: Joint Pain
What is joint pain?
Arthralgia or joint pain will be experienced by most people at some point in their lives as there are so many causes. Injuries, inflammatory and non-inflammatory joint disorders, systemic illness, or simple wear and tear over time all may be sources of pain in discomfort in your joints. Injuries to areas around the joints, such as tendons or bones, can also be contributing factors.
The main types of joint pain
What can you do about painful joints?
The first step is to consult with your doctor about your symptoms and discuss their recommendations for treatment. They may prescribe medications to treat your symptoms and place restrictions on your diet and specific activities. For now the following may provide you with some relief.
Stretches and Exercises for Joint Pain
The following are just a few exercises that you can try to help decrease the pain in specific joints. Please consult your physician before trying these, and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.