Where It Hurts

Where It Hurts

Many men and women experience joint pain due to injury, disease and normal wear and tear. And while you can’t always prevent the cause, you can do something about the pain. A person with joint pain has discomfort in a joint. The most common cause of pain in a single joint is an injury, such as a sprain. Additional causes for pain in one joint include bursitis, tendinitis, and septic arthritis. Common causes of pain in multiple joints include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or pseudogout.

The treatment of joint pain depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for joint pain due to injury includes rest, elevation, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, cold compresses, and surgery. Additional treatment for joint pain caused by inflammation or infection includes warm compresses, weight reduction, and antibiotics. Treatment for joint pain caused by arthritis includes physical therapy, oral corticosteroids, drugs that suppress the immune system, and joint replacement surgery.
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