Constant or recurrent joint pain can be a sign of inflammatory diseases and degenerative changes in them. To clarify the diagnosis, you need to consult a doctor, because There can be several causes of arthralgia, and they all require a different approach to treatment.
Causes of joint pain
The most common cause of persistent joint pain is rheumatoid arthritis. This disease arises after suffering stress, as a result of hormonal disruption in the body or transferred colds and viral infections. The main symptoms in this case are pain and limitation of limb mobility. In some cases, several joints are affected at once. In this case, the disease manifests itself as polyarthritis and is often combined with other diseases such as rheumatism and osteoarthritis. In order for the doctor to be able to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, it is necessary to take an X-ray of the affected joint and pass a biochemical blood test.
Another cause of joint pain can be osteochondrosis. This disease is associated with the deposition of salts, which disrupts the functioning of the limb, its normal blood supply, and also increases the likelihood of pinching the nerve endings. The diagnosis of osteochondrosis is based on the X-ray of the affected joint. In addition to these reasons, there are systemic diseases of the body, which can manifest as pain in the joints.
Treatments for joint pain depend on the cause.
When joint pain occurs in children, this may be associated with manifestations of acute rheumatic fever. If you do not take timely measures for treatment, complications in the form of heart defects are possible. In such cases, a specialist consultation is required.
Joint pain treatment
Regardless of the identified cause of arthralgia, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed for joint diseases, which effectively relieve pain, swelling and inflammation. It is necessary to take these medications as directed by a doctor and following all recommendations for admission, since all NSAID drugs are made on the basis of acids that irritate the gastrointestinal tract and thin the blood. As a result, if taken incorrectly, complications are possible in the form of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, as well as gastrointestinal bleeding.
A new technique in the treatment of joint pain and the causes of their occurrence is homeosiniatry, founded by the German scientist and physician H. Reckeweg.
Treatment of joint pain should not be limited to just taking these drugs, it is necessary to approach the treatment in a comprehensive manner. For this, physiotherapeutic procedures are prescribed (magnetotherapy, ultrasonic and electric pulse therapy, etc.), therapeutic exercises and manual therapy.
Recipes of traditional medicine are very popular in the treatment of joint pain. However, although they help relieve pain, they are not able to get rid of the cause of their occurrence, therefore, in any case, you need to consult a doctor so that you can make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a comprehensive treatment.