Symptom: Joint pain

Joint pain is discomfort that arises from any joint — the point where two or more bones meet. Joint pain is sometimes called arthritis or arthralgia. Joint pain can be mild, causing some soreness each time you move your joint. Or joint pain can be severe, making it impossible to use your joint. Joint pain is rarely an emergency. Most cases of mild joint pain can be successfully managed at home.

Joint pain

Causes of joint pain include:

  1. Adult Still's disease
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis
  3. Avascular necrosis
  4. Bone cancer
  5. Broken bone
  6. Bursitis
  7. Complex regional pain syndrome
  8. Dislocation
  9. Fibromyalgia
  10. Gout
  11. Hemochromatosis
  12. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  13. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  14. Leukemia
  15. Lupus
  16. Lyme disease
  17. Osteoarthritis
  18. Osteomalacia
  19. Osteomyelitis
  20. Paget's disease of bone
  21. Pseudogout
  22. Psoriatic arthritis
  23. Reactive arthritis
  24. Rheumatoid arthritis
  25. Rickets
  26. Sarcoidosis
  27. Septic arthritis
  28. Sprains and strains
  29. Tendinitis

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Source: mayoclinic.org

Make an appointment with your doctor if your joint pain is accompanied by:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness and warmth around the joint

See a doctor immediately if your joint pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by:

  • Joint deformity
  • Inability to use the joint
  • Intense pain
  • Sudden swelling

Self-care
When caring for mild joint pain at home, follow these tips:

  • Try an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve).
  • Avoid using your joint in ways that cause or worsen pain.
  • Apply an ice pack to your painful joint for 15 to 20 minutes a few times each day.

Source: mayoclinic.org

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