The joint is a point of attachment between two adjacent bones (or more), and is built in such a way that allows mechanical movement and supports the bones of the body. Joint pain may appear if arthritis develops or a joint is injured, and joint pain is often discomfort, swelling, irritation, stiffness, and even inflammation around the joint. Joint pain, as a pathological symptom, is characterized by a large number and variety of diseases, and it is therefore very important to determine its source, to provide the appropriate joint treatment.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Joint pain is associated with a group of signs and symptoms, including the following:
- Joint redness.
- Joint swelling.
- Feeling of warmth in the joint area.
- Lameness when walking.
- The range of motion of the joint was affected.
- Stiffness of the joint.
- Feeling tired and weak.
Causes of joint pain / Arthritis
The occurrence of joint pain is due to the occurrence of many cases and diseases, the most prominent of which can be summarized as follows:
- Adult-onset Still’s disease.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis.
- Avascular necrosis
- Bone cancer.
- Bone fractures.
- Compound regional pain syndrome.
- Joint dislocation.
- Fibromyalgia. Muscular fibromyalgia.
- Gonococcal arthritis.
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Methods of treatment at Somerset Family Physical Therapy
Natural remedies are part of the treatment program, as they may have a therapeutic effect on joint pain, including the following:
• Physical therapists in Somerset, NJ apply moist heat in addition to paraffin wax on the hands and feet, as this contributes to relieving the stiffness of the fingers and wrists.
• Doing moderate exercises, such as yoga or dancing, as this plays a role in strengthening the muscles and maintaining the range of motion of the joint.
• Avoid taking certain types of medication, as taking some types of medications increases the intensity of pain, and many consider that reducing the consumption of dairy products, bread products
Physical Therapy at Somerset Family Physical Therapy
Physical therapists at Somerset Family Physical Therapy indicate that the optimal natural treatment for joints is to maintain a healthy weight and reduce some kilograms, if necessary. However, doctors claim that the pressure on the knees caused by extra weight is very large and that losing weight will make you feel much better. Also, exercise is necessary for people suffering from arthritis and joint pain.