Type of Joints Pain
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints caused by wear and tear, trauma, infection, or autoimmune disorders. Common symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness, and loss of function.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation of the synovial membranes inside the joints. RA occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and tissues, causing them to swell and eventually degrade.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder that affects cartilage and bone. Symptoms of OA may include joint pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving.
Gout is a painful inflammatory condition that results from uric acid crystals accumulating in the joints. Uric acid is a chemical produced by the liver and kidneys that helps maintain proper levels of blood pH. When the level of uric acid increases in the bloodstream, it forms deposits called monosodium urate (MSU). These MSU deposits cause inflammation and pain in the joints.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion and protect the tendons and muscles at the ends of bones. It is commonly associated with repetitive motion injuries, such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tendonitis is a painful inflammation of the connective tissue surrounding muscle groups. It often occurs after overuse and is characterized by soreness, weakness, and stiffness.