Cause of the joint pain and treatment

 Cause of joint pain and treatments is an important topic in Orthopedic science.

Are you suffering from joint pain?? What is the nature of Pain? Acute or Chronic!!!

This is common questions, orthopedic practitioners used to ask when we go for a checkup

So here we will talk about the cause of the joint pain and treatments, Diagnosis, and some natural home remedies to prevent joint pain. So keep reading, I am sure this will be helpful for you.

Cause of the joint pain and treatments,

There are different possible causes of joint pain that include:

  • Bone infection
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sprains and muscle strains
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Tenosynovitis or Tendon sheath inflammation
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Dislocation of muscle
  • Accident and fracture
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Inflammation of tendon
  • Infection or Septic Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Paget’s disease of Bone

Symptoms associated with joint pain,


Redness of joint

Redness of the skin around the joint recognizes as Redness of joint. This symptom takes place along with joint pain, muscle stiffness, warmth and swelling of Joint.

Joint warmth

The warmth of the joint is associated with mainly chronic or Acute joint pain. Different type of injuries like a fracture, bruising and some medical conditions, like arthritis, and another disease cause joint warmth and inflammation of joint.


Limping is the kind of difficulties during walking. The main reason for limping is any kind of severe disease or damage to leg and muscle. Limping is the common symptom of Acute as well as chronic joint pain. The potential cause of Limping is few medical conditions like Arthritis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis or  Rheumatoid Arthritis. And common conditions are a fracture. Sprains and strains.

Apart from orthopedic causes, Limping may be the symptoms of damage of Central nervous systems, like cerebral palsy. Proper diagnosis is needed to identify the cause.


Stiffness of muscle and locking of the joint is the common symptoms, for those who are suffering from severe joint pain, they loss moving flexibilities of their joint. Joint stiffness comes with joint pain and swelling.

Joint stiffness mainly observed in the arthritis condition. It may take place due to injury of accidental fracture. Medical form of joint pain also known as Arthralgia.


lightheadedness, weakness is always accompanied by joint pain or  Arthralgia. Weakness in the body always decreases our muscle strength. Any kind of disease like metabolic disorder, the disease in the neuromuscular systems, injury weakens your body muscle.

Please don’t confuse with weakness and tiredness, because they are not technically correct. Weakness is the symptoms of the disease, but tiredness is a form of mental fatigue. ( due to excessive stress and mental pressure).

Cause of the joint pain and treatment
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When should I go for a checkup?? When I should call the doctor

Joint pain increases with weight gain, obesity, or rigorous exercise mainly weight lifting, jumping and moving. If you have above kind of symptoms, and that continuously stays for around 10 days, then you should not ignore them. Immediately go to the clinic, for a checkup.

The doctor will determine the ultimate cause of your pain, after proper diagnosis. Medication and treatment completely depend on the nature of severity and pain (Acute or Chronic).

Treatment of Joint pain

As I said the treatment of the joint pain completely depends on the cause of the joint pain. If joint pain is due to injury, or accident, the doctor will prescribe some ointments, or Anti-inflammatory medications, rest, Hot-and cold applications. The Doctor does not prefer to prescribe a painkiller, rather than they focus on physiotherapy for rehabilitation.

If the joint pain is associated with medical conditions, like Arthritis, Bursitis, or tendon related problems then treatment is completely different. Here Doctors generally used to prescribe Anti-inflammatory medicines, or final step is surgery.

Sometimes replacement surgery plays the best role for the patients, who are suffering from a fracture of bone, ligaments, and cartilage. Because replacement surgery is a permanent solution.

Medical treatments of joint pain

Medical treatment of joint pain completely depends on the underlying cause. Medicine depends on the type of joint pain.

Antibiotics of Septic Arthritis

Medicine for Pseudogout or Gout

Immune suppressing drugs, for rheumatoid Arthritis, and Psoriatic Arthritis.

Cortisone (Anti-inflammatory drug) injection for inflammation around the joint area.

Pain killer to reduce pain


There are some specific biological medicine for Chronic medical conditions, like medicine for

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis

After diagnosis and medication, regular follow up of joint pain is very important.

There are some home remedies to prevent joint pain

Weight loss

Weight loss and management of weight is very important, to avoid any kind of joint pain. Because 1 pound of excess body weight exerts, 4 times of pressure to your joints, especially knee, hip joints, and feet

You should reduce the stress of joints, by weight loss, and maintaining a healthy diet.

Use Hot and Cold treatment

Hot and cold-pressed treatment is important for Arthritis patients. Lukewarm water bath reduces the stiffness of your joint muscle. Helps open locking of the joint. Use a hot bag or electric blanket to treat your pain. It is really a best natural therapy, to cure moderate level of pain.

Use Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese conventional medicine. It is one type of alternative medicine. Acupuncture involves a number of thin needles, which induce blood circulation of the desired point in our body. Researchers suggest that acupuncture has the ability to reduce Arthritis pain. So you need to purchase Acupuncture from certified medical shop.

Use turmeric, take it with milk

Turmeric is very precious for its various kinds of medicinal properties. Turmeric contains Curcumin., That help reduce body pain, joint pain, weakness.

Take massage

Take massage around the joint area,  that will reduce stiffness of the muscle and unlock your joint area. Improve your motion activities. Physiotherapy is good at a certain level, so consult with the physiotherapist.

Do meditation

Meditation is always helpful for mental relaxations. Because Meditation reduces stress and pain. So physiotherapy along with 15-20 minutes meditation gives you the best result.


Here our Madre healthcare team talked about the cause of the joint pain and treatments, home remedies. Hope this article is helpful for you. Read our other blog-post to get more information on Orthopedics and replacement surgery.

So, take care of yourself. Stay healthy stay safe!!!












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