Joint Pain - Arthritis Pain - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment
- Ankle Pain (35)
- Back Pain (40)
- Bone Pain / Bone Tenderness (39)
- Elbow Pain (32)
- Finger Pain (38)
- Foot Pain (51)
- Hand Pain (38)
- Hip Pain (35)
- Jaw Pain (23)
- Joint Hypermobility
- Knee Pain - Knee Arthritis (40)
- Leg Pain (35)
- Muscle Pain (43)
- Neck Pain (32)
- Nerve Pain / Neuralgia (40)
- Rib Cage Pain (24)
- Shoulder Pain (31)
- Spine Pain (52)
- Thumb Pain (28)
- Toe Pain (34)
- Wrist Pain (39)
Normal Joint Versus Arthritic Joint
A normal, healthy joint can move without restriction. An arthritic joint can be damaged by inflammation.
What Are Human Joints?
Human joints are where the ends of two bones come together, allowing for movement.
What Is Pain?
There are two basic types of pain -- acute pain and chronic pain. Arthritis is chronic pain.
The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?
The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.
The Cause of Knee Pain: Step-By-Step
A look at knee pain caused by arthritis and what occurs.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain - What You Need to Know
Sacroiliac joint pain is among the common causes of low back pain.
Arthritis Pain Explained
Learn how to live your best life despite chronic arthritis pain.
10 Ways to Increase Your Pain
Contrary to what you want to do, there are ways to increase pain.
Arthritis Hand Photo Gallery
Hand damage and deformity caused by arthritis can include nodules, swelling, stiffness, ulnar drift, contractures, and other problems. Photos of hands damaged by arthritis.
Do You Use Joint Protection Techniques?
You can lessen arthritis pain and preserve your joints by following joint protection techniques and principles.
How to protect your joints
Advice about good body mechanics and assistive equipment to help you avoid further damage to your joints.
Muscle Relaxers And Arthritis - When Are Muscle Relaxers Prescribed For Arthritis Patients?
When are muscle relaxers appropriately prescribed for arthritis patients? How do muscle relaxers work? Are muscle relaxers a short-term treatment or can they be part of a long-term maintenance regimen for arthritis patients to control aches and pains?
Top Ankle Braces
Ankle braces can support, stabilize, and limit range-of-motion of the ankle joint.
Top Ankle Supports
Arthritic, weak, or injured ankles can benefit from additional support. Support braces and wraps are readily available.
Top Arthritis Cream Products
Topical arthritis creams can be effective for soothing minor arthritis and muscle pain.
Top Back Supports
Proper posture can relieve strain on back muscles. Backrests, cushions, and specially designed pillows offer the necessary support.
Top Elbow Supports
Elbow pain from arthritis can be very debilitating. Elbow supports can lessen the pain and protect the joint.
Top Electric Scooters
Scooters make up for impaired mobility. Arthritis of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, or spine can make walking very difficult. Back problems also interfere with mobility. Have you considered an electric scooter to compensate for mobility problems?
Top Foot Supports - Foot Insoles And Cushions
Walking can aggravate painful arthritis in the feet. Insoles and cushions for the feet can offer additional support and provide comfort.
Top Heat/Cold Gel Packs
Reusable gel packs for heat or cold therapy, used to reduce arthritis pain and muscles aches, are convenient products to have in your house.
Top Knee Supports
Stabilizing and reinforcing the knee joint is important for people with arthritis of the knee. Knee supports can help with joint protection and pain reduction.
Top Moist/Dry Heating Pads
Heating pads soothe painful, aching arthritic joints. Dry heat, moist heat, or microwaveable wraps offer relief.
Top Wrist Supports
Wrist splints, wraps, and stabilizers for more support.
Types of Pain - An Excerpt from "Healing Pain"
Pain is broadly categorized as acute or chronic. Acute pain is easier to diagnose and treat than chronic pain. Chronic pain is a lot more complex. An excerpt from Healing Pain explains the different types of pain with a closer look at chronic pain.
What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?
Osteophytes, or bone spurs, are bony protrusions that develop in arthritic joints.
What are Repetitive Motion Disorders?
Repetitive motion disorders are a family of muscular conditions that result from repeated motions performed in the course of normal work or daily activities.
What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Repetitive stress injuries are a group of conditions that primarily affect the soft tissues, caused by overuse and repeated motion.
Joints are areas where two or more bones come together. If a sudden impact injures a joint, the bones that meet at that joint may become dislocated (not connected). It may be hard to tell a dislocated bone from a broken bone. Both are emergency situations.
Compartment syndrome involves the compression of nerves and blood vessels within an enclosed space, leading to impaired blood flow and nerve damage. Compartment syndrome is most common in the lower leg and forearm, although it can also occur in the hand, foot, thigh and upper arm.
Sciatica - Sciatic nerve dysfunction
Sciatica is a condition involving impaired movement and/or sensation in the leg, it occurs when there is damage to the sciatic nerve, located in the back of the leg. Sciatica is a form of peripheral neuropathy. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg and the sole of the foot.