What causes of Joint Pain

What causes of Joint Pain

Nowadays joint pain is a common disease and people aren’t aware of the fact that if we let it aggravate, it can affect the quality of our life. Joint pain can be quite bothersome and the more severe types of pain will certainly make you consult a doctor and take the adequate treatment. Nevertheless, the most important aspects in the treatment of joint pain are prevention and rest.

One of the most frequent joint pains is the knee joint pain:

Your knee joint is essentially four bones held together by ligaments. Your thighbone (femur) makes up the top part of the joint, and two lower leg bones, the tibia and the fibula, comprise the lower part. The fourth bone, the patella, slides in a groove on the end of the femur. Ligaments are large bands of tissue that connect bones to one another.

Other structures in your knee include:

  • Tendons.
  • Meniscus.
  • Bursae.

Normally, all of these structures work together smoothly. But injury and disease can disrupt this balance resulting in pain muscle weakness and decreased function.

Joint injuries: The bows and whys?

Joint pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or inadequate stretching. But they can also result from trauma, such as a car accident, a fall or a direct blow to your joints. Simple causes of joint pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for joint problems.

Joint pain can be caused by:

  • Arthritis– including rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout
  • Bursitis– inflammation from repeated pressure on the joint, such as kneeling for long periods of time, overuse, or injury.
  • Connective tissue disorders such as lupus
  • Dislocation of the kneecap
  • Infection in the joint
  • Joint injuries — may cause bleeding into your joint, which worsens the pain
  • Tendonitis — a pain in the front of your joint that gets worse when going up and down stairs or inclines
  • Torn cartilage (a meniscus tear) — pain felt on the inside or outside of the knee joint
  • Torn ligament (ACL (ear) — leads to pain and instability of the joint
  • Strain or sprain – minor in to the ligaments caused by sudden or unnatural twisting