There are multiple causes of joint pain, among them, the common ones are arthritis, gout or injuries.
Degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints.
A chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles.
A common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It usually affects one joint at a time (often the big toe joint). There are times when symptoms get worse, known as flares, and times when there are no symptoms, known as remission.
How Can We Manage Joint Pain?
You can relieve short-term joint pain with a few simple techniques at home.
One method is known by the acronym PRICE.
Applying ice to your painful joints can relieve the pain and inflammation. For muscle spasms around joints, try using a heating pad
or wrap several times a day. Your doctor may recommend that you tape or splint the joint to minimise movement
or reduce pain but avoid keeping the joint still for too long because it can eventually become stiff and lose function.
Protect : Protect the joint with a joint brace or wrap
Rest : Rest the joint. Avoid any activities that causes pain
Ice : Ice the joint for about 15min,several times each day
Compress : Compress th joint using an elastic wrap
Elevate : Elevate the joint above the level of your heart