Joint pain is the feeling of discomfort or pain in one or more joints of the body. Joints are spaces or areas where two or more bones come together, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. Joint pain can occur with or without movement and can be severe enough to limit movement. People may describe joint pain as discomfort, inflammation, increased warmth or burning sensation, pain, stiffness, or aching. Joints allow our bones to move. They consist of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bursa and synovial membrane. Any structure in a joint can become irritated or inflamed in response to a variety of mild to severe diseases, conditions, or conditions. Your joint pain can be short or chronic, defined as lasting more than three months. Joint pain has many causes. Sudden joint pain may be due to a mild muscle or ligament sprain, bursitis, or dislocation. Chronic joint pain can be a symptom of serious or life-threatening conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, leukemia, or bone cancer. If you experience sudden joint pain with loss of mobility, contact a doctor or seek emergency medical help as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of serious complications.
Arthritis in simpler terms means joint inflammation. The term covers 200 conditions that affect the joints and other connective tissue surrounding them. Arthritis causes permanent joint changes. It can often be seen as gnarled finger joints, wobbly hands, but the damage is seen exactly through an X-ray machine. Arthritis is prominent in old age, where the fluids in our bodies dry out due to increased toxins. This leads to inflammation, swelling and stiffness. If not careful, it can lead to joint deformities.