Wednesday, November 7, 2012
5 Common Causes of Joint Pain
1. Rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis)
Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain. Contrary to popular belief, arthritis is not a typical disease of old age. Young people can also be affected by arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by autoimmune destruction so that the body produces substances that cause inflammation, especially in the joints. Favorite body part attacked is finger and toe joints and spine. Attacks of inflammation and swelling of arthritis makes the joint membrane and gradually destroys the joint capsule, and then the tendon. The consequences in the end is the bone deformation and movement restrictions.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease (primarily affects those aged over 45 years). In osteoarthritis, joint pain, but does not start with inflammation. The pain is usually felt when lifting weights and the initial movement of the resting position. The reason for the aging and continuous use. Cartilage that covers the bone articular wear by friction gradually. Risk especially in the hips, knees, hands, feet, and spine.
3. Ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis other. This condition primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints of the spine and pelvis, although other joints can be involved as well. Symptoms experienced during sleep, after waking up or after an interval of inactivity. In severe cases, ankylosing spondylitis can cause spinal fusion, causing bending, known as kyphosis. Severity varies, and not all patients have spinal fusion. Some may only experience back pain or hip sporadically. As well as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease decreased.
4. Psoriatic Arthritis
Arthritis is the side effects of psoriasis. Painful swelling can occur in any joint, especially the knuckles, wrists, knees, collarbone, ankle and lower back. Symptoms usually accompanied by skin problems. Approximately 30-40% of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis symptoms, though often undiagnosed, especially if symptoms are mild. Psoriatic arthritis usually occurs between 30-50 years of age, but can occur at any age and affects both men and women.
5. Gout (uric acid)
If the pain is sharp around the vertebra and ankle, it might be gout. Gout is the result of high uric acid levels in the blood. Joint pain accompanied by swelling, redness and warmth.
In addition to the above five conditions, lupus and infectious diseases such as rheumatic fever, mumps, chicken pox, hepatitis, and influenza can also cause joint pain.
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