Joint pain is a very common physical ailment that can range from minor to severe pain, and there are several reasons why someone might experience joint pain. Dr. Kevin Le with Magnolia Comfort Medical in Norcross, GA, has shared 5 of the most common causes of joint pain below.
What Causes Joint Pain?
The joints provide the flexibility you need for mobility, and do so by connecting the bones in your body. If your joints or cartilage incur damage, your bones are then vulnerable and likely to begin to clash—inevitably causing you pain that hinders your range of motion.
Here are 5 common causes of joint pain:
Arthritis is when inflammation impacts the joints in your hands, wrists, knees, and ankles. Common signs of arthritis are if your range of motion is restricted, your joints swell, show redness, or are warm to the touch.
When your tendons (i.e. fibrous tissue that connects your bones and muscles) become inflamed or agitated, causing pain or soreness. Tendinitis is commonly experienced in the heel, shoulder, or elbow.
Between our bones and soft tissues (e.g. muscles, tendons, and skin) are fluid sacs that act as cushions—called the bursa(e). When these sacs become inflamed, Dr. Le recognizes that joint pain is often a telltale sign, and encourages you to visit him at Magnolia Comfort Medical in Norcross, GA.
Sudden movements, like twisting or jerking, as well as lifting heavy objects, can cause extreme tearing of a ligament and injuring the joints. In some cases of a sprain or strain, you may even experience muscle spasms.
Osteoporosis is a chronic illness that weakens your bones, leaving them more susceptible to fracturing or breaking, especially the hipbone, wrist bone, and spine.
Treating Joint Pain
Through different types of physical therapies and developing a personalized treatment plan, joint pain doesn't have to prevent you from participating in your favorite daily actives. Working with Dr. Le at Magnolia Comfort Medical in Norcross, GA, means alleviating your joint pain in a successful and sustainable manner. Give us a call at (470) 545-0275, to schedule an appointment today.