joint pain

What is joint pain?

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Joint pain is a common problem for many people and can have a direct impact on everyday life. As well as causing discomfort it can also lead to a reduction in mobility and activities, such as walking, gardening and even getting a good night’s sleep.

Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches and soreness in any of the body’s joints, which include shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Sometimes joint pain can be a result of an injury or illness; however, the most common cause is arthritis.

The two main forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Joint pain due to OA can result from the breakdown of cartilage that serves as a cushion and shock absorber for the joints.

The pain can be mild, causing soreness only after certain activities, or it could be severe, making even limited movement extremely painful.

There are other causes, which include:

  • Bursitis, or inflammation of the cushioning pads around joints
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendon
  • An infection of the bone or joint
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse of a joint
  • An injury

 Common symptoms of joint problems

If you suffer with pain in your joints, you may also experience one or more of the following:

  • Joint redness
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint tenderness
  • Limping
  • Locking of the joint
  • Loss of range of motion of the joint
  • Stiffness

Consider using natural supplements for joints

Natural supplements for joints that contain glucosamine and chondroitin can help to manage the symptoms of joint pain. Nutrabiotics uses a unique patented Boswellia Extract with Turmeric Curcumin Complex which combines to provide the perfect ingredients for supporting joints and muscles that can take a lot of stress throughout the day.

Joint pain can often be as a result of the damage that occurs through normal wear and tear. However, it can also be a sign of an infection or potentially debilitating Rheumatoid Arthritis.

You should see your GP if you have unexplained joint pain, especially if it doesn’t go away on its own after a few days.