Understanding Joint Pain
Joints are responsible for providing mobility and flexibility. Joint pain refers to any discomfort, soreness, swelling and tenderness felt in any of the body’s joints and its components, including bone, cartilage, ligament, muscle and tendon. Intensity of the pain varies from mild to severe, which can greatly hinder movement and function.
Joint pain can be caused by an injury, wear and tear or an illness. It can also be a symptom of an underlying disease. Treatment varies from patient to patient. In most cases, the treatment focuses on alleviating pain.