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Why Do My Joints Hurt

10 Joint Pain Causes You Should Know

 

Our musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, muscles, and joints. The bones attach to each other at a joint, where strong tissues called tendons and ligaments help connect the bones and muscles. On the ends of each bone, there is a lining of smooth, protective cartilage and soft tissues (synovial membranes) that produce a liquid (synovial fluid). As we get older, our cartilage may start to deteriorate from the normal wear and tear of the passing years. This change may allow the bones to rub against each other painfully. You may feel Joint stiffness in the morning, or have aches and pains in some joints that never bothered you before. The joint may even become swollen and warm to the touch. These problems are considered as indicative of Joint Disorders.

 

If we list down there are numerous causes of joint pain, but here we have penned down Ten common causes:

 

1. Osteoarthritis

 

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative & inflammatory condition, resulting from the breakdown of cartilage that cushions the joints. It occurs with age (usually over the age of 40) and causes joint stiffness and pain. Joints in the hands, wrists, knees and hips are most commonly affected. Pain due to osteoarthritis may be accompanied by stiffness (especially after waking up or a period of inactivity), tenderness over the joint, swelling and reduced flexibility, as well as grating or grinding feelings in the joint. It may affect only one joint on one side of the body or both. Pain from osteoarthritis tends to come on gradually.

 

2. Rheumatoid arthritis

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the joints. The immune system mistakenly attacks the linings of the joints, causing inflammation, swelling and pain. The early-morning stiffness from RA usually lasts longer than an hour, in contrast to that in osteoarthritis, which goes fairly quickly. Over time, the joints may become deformed.

 

3. Sprains and strains / Sports Injury

 

Sprains and strains are types of joint injuries. They cause pain, inflammation and may be severe enough to prevent the use of the joint. A sprain is an extreme stretching or tearing of a ligament. A strain is a stretching or tearing of a tendon or muscle.

 

4. Bursitis

The bursae are fluid-filled sacs located throughout the body that serve as cushions between bones and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, skin). It most commonly develops in joints where repetitive motions occur like the shoulder, knee or elbow. Symptoms of bursitis include joint pain, swelling, warmth, redness, stiffness and limited mobility.

 

 

5. Viral infections

 

Certain viruses, such as mumps, influenza (flu) and hepatitis can cause joint pain, especially when accompanied by a fever.

 

 

 

6. Tendinitis

 

Tendinitis is an aggravation and inflammation of tendons (fibrous bands of tissue that join muscles to bones). Symptoms include pain and tenderness. It is typically caused by repetitive activity and is most common in the shoulder, elbow or heel.

 

 

 

7. Gout

 

Gout is a condition that occurs when there are raised levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallises out into the joints, causing pain, redness and heat. It typically occurs in the big toe. The joint may be painful to touch.

 

 

 

8. Psoriatic arthritis

 

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that can develop in people who have psoriasis, an autoimmune condition that causes patches of scaly, red skin to form. It causes common arthritis symptoms like pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.

 

 

 

9. Fibromyalgia

 

Joint pain is merely one symptom of this complicated and often misunderstood condition. People with fibromyalgia have a heightened sensitivity to pain; they may suffer from chronic fatigue, memory problems, headache or dizziness. The cause is unknown. Fibromyalgia does not affect or damage the joints.

 

 

 

10. Lupus

 

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the body. The immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s tissues, causing swollen, stiff, painful joints.

 


How to manage Joint Pain?

 

Taking painkillers may provide immediate relief from intense pain, but they may cause unwanted side effects such as gastric erosion, acidity, ulcer, fatal ulcer proliferation, and kidney problem. This is the reason why more people are turning to herbal remedies for treatment of Joint pain. Ayurvedic medicines for joint pain have been proven beneficial in reducing pain.

 

GO365 Ointment & GO365 Spray from the Vedistry Division of Charak Pharma from India is absolutely better option over the Painkillers that are available in market but have several side effects. Application of GO365 Ointment and Spray offers quick and long lasting pain relief from sports injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other mentioned joint cause making it a good ayurvedic medicine for joint pain.

 

In India nearly 18 Crore people suffer from Arthritis and Osteoarthritis is evident in one third of this population. Osteoarthritis is joint disorder which involves Inflammation of Joint structure with Erosion of Cartilage. To manage joint and muscle pain, joint stiffness in Osteoarthritis without any side effects has always been a challenge.

 

Vedistry Division has also introduced Unique Combination of Ayurvedic Herbs with Nutraceuticals in the form of GO365 Tablets and a good supplement for joint pain. This Ayurvedic supplement for joint pain is boon to patients suffering from Osteoarthritis. Ayurvedic herbs like haldi, salai guggul ensure reduction in inflammation to hasten pain relief while Nutraceutical advantage secures cartilage regeneration. You can avail free consultation with our Ayurvedic experts from Vedistry Division regarding your Joint Condition.

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