It may sound like a silly question, but usually joint pain symptoms don't always affect only our joints (knees, elbows, shoulders, hips just to name a few).
Several times joint pain occurs in conjunction with other signs and symptoms that vary depending on the disease or disorder.
Other symptoms may include swelling, redness and fever. Tell your healthcare provider about any additional symptoms that you experience. This information will help your doctor diagnose the cause of your pain.
Direct Symptoms of Joint Pain
I think we can agree that almost everybody has experienced joint pain in their lives.
As a consequence of injuries, bad movements, sports, and of course aging.
In the gym, during your workout, you always need to pay attention at your movements. Performing an exercise in a bad form not only can injury your muscles, but it can also damage your joints.
Common joint pain symptoms are:
- Pain when you walk or run (knees and hips)
- Pain stretching your legs
- Ankle pain when you perform sports or even when you jump
- Pain when you bend and stretch your arms (elbow pain)
- Pain when you rotate your shoulders
These are just a few, but obviously you can experience any type of pain based on the part that is injured and the movement that you do.
You recognize joint pain from muscle pain because muscle pain symptoms usually occur between two joints.
What Other Joint Pain Symptoms Can You Experience?
Joint pain may occur with other symptoms related to the joints, including:
- Inability to put weight on the affected joint (you understand this at the gym)
- Reduced mobility (range of motion of the joints)
- Visible deformity of the affected joint
Joint pain may accompany symptoms that may seem unrelated to the actual injury, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle aches
- Dry mouth and skin
- Fever that is not associated with flu symptoms
- Other flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, sore throat, body aches and headaches
- Increased production of urine
- Yellow-ish skin and eyes with production of dark urine (jaundice)
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening disease
In some cases, joint pain may occur with other symptoms that could indicate a serious or life-threatening disease, such as rheumatic fever, which should be immediately evaluated with emergency.
Other joint pain symptoms that may indicate a serious illness or life-threatening disease are:
- Bleeding from minor injuries
- Chest pain
- Debilitating pain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Heart palpitations
- High fever (over 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Muscle weakness
- Pain in different joints and rashes
- Rapid, jerky movements
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Unexplained weight loss
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain can be due to fairly mild illnesses, such as an overuse injury or sprain that responds well to rest and self-care measures
What Causes Joint Pain?
Joint pain can be due to fairly mild causes, such as an overtrain injury or sprain, and they usually respond well to rest and self-care measures.
Frequent joint pain and joint injuries are a very good reason to start building muscle. Remember, stronger muscles protect your joints!
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