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How to Prevent Joint Disorders and Pain?

Any abnormal condition that involves any of the joint is known as joint disorder. Joint pains can be due to injury, infection, deformity, inflammation, hemorrhage, overuse, degeneration etc. Symptoms of the disease vary according to the cause of the pain and its severity. Some joint pains cause musculoskeletal pain and stiffness where as others cause swelling, tightening or shrinking of the joint capsule.

 

Symptoms of Joint Disorders and Pain

 

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Reddishness
  • Low back pain
  • Radiation of pain to the muscles
  • Shoulder pain
  • Discomfort
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in sitting
  • Stiffness

 

TWP Tips to Prevent Joint Disorders and Pain

 

  • Exercising is the best way to prevent joint disorders.
  • After diagnosed with joint disorders, exercise should be done only after consulting a physiotherapist.
  • Arthritic joint pains differ from joint disorders caused by structural problems.
  • Brisk walking is recommended for arthritic joint pain.
  • Joint pain in certain cases can be controlled by weight loss if the patient is too obese.
  • Avoid activities that produce a higher load across the joint.
  • Complete rest is recommended for certain types of joint disorders like fracture.
  • Occupational therapy may be used to improve joint flexibility and strength and to reduce painful symptoms.
  • If the joint disorder causes pain that affect your daily activities, surgery is recommended.