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What Your Joint Pains Could Mean

Check out the reason for joint pains and act on time before your pain gets worst.
Written by - Updated March 26, 2019
Joint pain can affect your quality of life if it persists for a long time. Shutterstock Images

Joints are the parts in your body that allow movement. Joints include shoulders, knees, elbows, and the hip. When talking about joint pains, they are associated with anything that will make you have a feeling of discomfort or aches in the mentioned parts of the body. Joint pains are not a cause for alarm. However, sometimes you might be required to enroll in HGH Therapy Benefits for Adults programs for therapy.

This is the point where it gets serious. It is therefore essential that you learn about a few things surrounding joint pains. You have probably had joint pains at some point and wondered what they were all about. While it does not have to be anything serious, the following might be some of the reasons why you have those annoying pains.

1. Arthritis

If your joints have been swelling accompanied by pain, then it might be a sign of arthritis. It is also worth noting that there are several types of arthritis[1]. People with a history of the condition in their families are at a higher risk of experiencing this.

If the pin becomes overwhelming, it is essential to consult a medical professional to give you proper guidance on the same. The condition is highly manageable, and your doctor will give the appropriate prescription for the type of arthritis you are treating.

2. Maybe it is Just a Sprain

Sprains are quite normal. If you are into sporting activities, you probably have an idea of what a sprain feels like. Did you know that running and jogging are not the only ways through which you can get a sprain? If you have been carrying too much load, it is time to go slow with that.

Sitting or standing in uncomfortable positions for long hours could also be the reason why your hip joint is aching.

3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Have you ever thought that aching joints could be a sign of Chronic Fatigues Syndrome (CFS)? The disorder is characterized by extreme fatigue that seems not to go away. CFS is believed to be caused by hormonal imbalance, weakened immune system, and viruses[2].

The condition, however, can be treated. That means for you to take care of aching joints, you have first to treat the symptoms for CFS.

4. Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of fluid sacs between your joints. Shutterstock Images

If our knees and shoulders are aching, Bursitis could be the culprit. Bursitis is the inflammation of Bursae which is a fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction during movement.

How does it get to the point that it causes you sleepless nights? If the Bursae is inflamed, you will experience discomfort or even limitation to movement[3]. The moment you attempt a step is when you feel the pain.

Read Next: Joint Pain In Women: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More

5. Bone Infection

If your bones have an infection, you are likely to experience pain in the joints. It happens when bacteria finds its way to your bones[4]. If diagnosed on time, infected bones could be treated. However, talking too long will lead to permanent damage and probably permanent pain in the joints.

It is essential to look out for other symptoms to act on time before the situation becomes irreversible.

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Contributor : Melissa Feldman (Joint Health Magazine)

Melissa Feldman writes about a range of lifestyle topics, including health, fitness, nutrition, and the intersection of them all. She has undergraduate degrees in both teaching and psychology. She spent almost 20 years writing and designing English as a Second Language educational materials, including several textbooks. She has presented the cumulative research of many health topics ranging from dietary supplements to joint pain relief products and topical pain reliever. She is skilled at writing compelling articles and producing academic, marketing and creative content. Melissa currently lives in Toronto, Canada and works as an independent research writer. She has more than a decade of experience reviewing and editing publications intended for both public and professional audiences. You can connect with her on Linkedin.

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