What is Joint Pain?
First, let’s talk about what a joint it and how they work. Joints connect between your bones. So, they provide support and help you move seamlessly. However, if there is any damage to these joints, typically from disease or injury, this can interfere with joint movement, therefore, causing pain.
Causes of Joint Pain
When a joint is healthy, all of the parts work together and it moves easily, without pain. However, diseases or injuries can disturb the normal functioning of your joints resulting in:
- Muscle weakness
- Limited movement
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint disorders. More than 42 million people in the United States are diagnosed with arthritis.* The most common types of arthritis are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis
- Paget’s Disease
- Avascular Necrosis
Other causes of joint pain are deformity or direct injury to the joint. And sometimes, regardless of the cause of your pain, it can be made worse when you avoid using your joint altogether. That’s because, with less use, the muscles around your joint weaken, which can make it even more difficult and painful to move.