Chronic Pain

Joint Pain

Joint pain can be painful and result from inflammation of the bone, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and/or tendons. Mild joint pain can be sore after certain activities, and severe pain can limit weight bearing or motion activities.

Pain can be caused by inflammation (Rheumatoid Arthritis), injuries (dislocation), infections (septic arthritis), allergic reactions to medicine, or conditions like complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Patients should seek medical attention if the pain is intense and lasts longer than a few days. Seek emergency medical attention if you hear a crack, are motion impaired, and have severe swelling.

Source: Mayo Clinic