Joint Pain

 Joint pain is a common symptom in many

different disorders.


The doctor will access your joint pain and find what is causing the pain and the fastest way to fix it.  Sometimes, x-rays are needed to distinguish different types of disorders affecting the joints.  Fotrunately, x-rays are on-site at Patten Family Chiropractic.

Although “Joint Pain’ is typically a symptom of another disorder (see below), the pain and discomfort often make it

See also:

Arthritis (inflammation of joints)
Muscle pain

Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. No matter what causes it, joint pain can be very bothersome.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain.

Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.

Other causes of Joint Pain:

Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
Chondromalacia patellae
Gout (especially found in the big toe)
Infectious diseases, including
Epstein-Barr viral syndrome
Lyme disease
Measles (rubeola)
Rheumatic fever
Rubella (German measles)
Varicella (chickenpox)
Injury, including fracture
Septic arthritis
Unusual exertion or overuse, including strains or sprains
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