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:
Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.
Make an appointment with your doctor if your joint pain is accompanied by:
See a doctor immediately if your joint pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by:
When caring for mild joint pain at home, follow these tips: