Joint Pain - Causes, Symptoms, and more

Most people will experience musculoskeletal pain at some point in their lives with many suffering from persistent back or joint pain.
Causes of joint pain

Common causes of joint pain include degenerative diseases such as mild osteoarthritis, medically diagnosed gout, and medically diagnosed bursitis as well as inflammation after injury, and strains and sprains.

Mild osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of frequent musculoskeletal pain (Kidd, B. 2006). Mild osteoarthritis (OA) affects more people than any other joint disease (Buckwalter, J., Saltzman, C., & Brown, T. 2004). Mild osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of pain, loss of function, and disability in adults (Sinusas, K. 2012). Mild OA is a degenerative disorder in which joint cartilage wears away (Sofat, N., Ejindu, V., & Kiely, P. 2011) (Sinusas, K. 2012).

Mild OA commonly causes big toe joint pain in the foot, thumb joint pain, and finger joint pain in the hands and frequently occurs in the knees, spine, and hips (Zammit, G., Menz, H., Munteanu, S., Landorf, K., & Gilheany, M. 2010). In rare cases the ankle, wrist, elbow, and shoulder (Buckwalter, J., Saltzman, C., & Brown, T. 2004).

Risk factors for mild osteoarthritis include older age, genetics, female sex, past trauma, obesity, excessive joint loading, and joint injury (Buckwalter, J., Saltzman, C., & Brown, T. 2004)(Helme, R., Gibson, S. 1999).

Treatment for mild osteoarthritis includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical analgesic cream, exercise such as hand exercises for mild arthritis, some supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin, therapy, acupuncture and or surgery (Felson, D., Lawrence, R., Dieppe, P. 2000). You should speak with your general practitioner to find the right treatment for you.

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A sprain is an injury to a ligament that results in decreased joint stability, and can usually cause sudden or severe pain depending on the tear severity (Altizer, L. 2003). Overuse injuries can result in tendon pain such as stiffness and a reduced range of motion as well as present symptoms of redness and swelling (Aicale, R., Tarantino, D., & Maffulli, N. 2018). Sprains can lead to various types of tendon degeneration so it is important to seek medical attention should you experience any of these symptoms.

Treatment for Joint Pain

Depending on the type of joint pain experienced some management options include exercise, physical therapy, diet changes, medications, topical NSAIDs, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Exercises for mild arthritis
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Stay active with mild arthritis exercises supported by fisiocrem. Keeping active is vital for people living with mild arthritis. This virtual group is a 12-week exercise program run that aims to help people stay motivated, provide safe exercises such as mild knee arthritis exercises and provide additional resources and support. Learn more about the program here.

Topical analgesics

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to provide pain relief for both acute and chronic pain with minimal adverse effects (Argoff, C. 2013).

When to see a General Practitioner?

If you are experiencing joint symptoms that are causing concern, you may have mild arthritis. It is therefore recommended that you talk with your doctor about your joint health and your risks. Some types of mild arthritis require immediate action to minimise any potential permanent joint damage. Getting treatment quickly can help to preserve joint function and prevent other series of health problems.

Potential signs and symptoms to watch for include:

  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Red or warm-to-the-touch joints
  • Reduced range of joint mobility
  • Joint symptoms that last three days or more
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