Everything about Joint Pain

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Everything about Joint Pain

Joint Pain Causes & Relief

A majority of people across the globe suffer from mild to severe joint pain, which could attribute to the need for medical intervention. Joint Pain is any discomfort, pain, or inflammation in one or multiple joints, which arises from within the joint itself. Joint pain can either range from mild pressure and ache in one joint to severe pain and discomfort in one or multiple joints, with various symptoms that additionally show up, depending on the Joint Pain reasons. Joint pain that is severe, eventually limiting movement and mobility due to extreme pain requires a doctor’s expertise for treatment. Here is what you should know about the causes and treatments for Joint Pain.

The Causes Of Joint Pain

There are a number of Joint Pain causes, which are determined after consultation with a doctor.

  • Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of Joint Pain, with almost 52% of adults citing the condition as the reason for excessive Joint Pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, which develops due to the breakdown of bone cartilage as a person ages. This affects parts in the entire body, right from the neck, hips, knees, lower back, fingers, and more. Another form of arthritis, Gout, occurs due to the buildup of uric acid in the body, which forms crystals in the body that cause immense joint pain. Some other forms of arthritis, such as Septic Arthritis, Viral Arthritis, and more, are caused to various bacteria and viruses.

  • Hypothyroidism

Caused by an underactive thyroid gland, Hypothyroidism exhibits various symptoms such as weight gain, tiredness, as well as joint pain and stiffness, among others.

  • Fibromyalgia

One of the main symptoms of Fibromyalgia is chronic joint pain and swelling. If you experience any other symptoms of the condition, consider visiting a doctor for a diagnosis.

Treatments For Joint Pain

There are various Joint Pain cures, which you can employ, depending on the cause of your condition.

  • Lifestyle Changes

Joint Pain typically indicates a cause of effect on your overall health, which making some lifestyle changes can help alleviate. Here are some of the lifestyle changes that you can make.

  1. Exercising regularly
  2. Practicing yoga every day for greater flexibility and strength
  3. Following a nutritious diet
  • Medication

Medication can provide Joint Pain relief, depending on the cause of your condition. Various pain medications in the form of oral tablets or topical lotions can be prescribed, to provide relief from joint pain.

  • Surgery

In cases of advanced or severe joint pain in Osteoarthritis affecting the knees or hips, a Knee or Hip Replacement surgery, where the damaged parts of the joint are replaced with artificial implants, can provide relief, and increase your quality of life. Post-healing from the surgery, patients feel no pain and have greater mobility.

  • Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps keep the joint active and minimizing joint pain. It is also a necessity after Joint Replacement Surgery, for proper healing post the treatment.

Joint Pain is not a condition that patients simply have to live with, owing to the availability of advanced Joint Pain cure in Mumbai and other cities across India. Gaining a thorough understanding of the causes and treatments for Joint Pain ensures that you make an informed decision on seeking treatment, and gain relief from severe Joint Pain in no time.  Dr. Santosh Shetty is the leading surgeon in the field of Orthopedics, with years of expertise in conducting advanced Joint Replacement surgery to relieve patients of joint pain.

Dr. Santosh Shetty
Dr. Santosh Shetty
Specialist in Joint Replacement and Trauma Surgery with more than 15 years of experience.
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