Why Joints Ache?

April 9, 2009 by admin 

There are many reasons why joints ache. They can be the only symptom or may be a part if many symptoms you are experiencing. Many individuals experience joint aches when they have the flu, when the weather is damp, after the play sports or sleep in a different bed. Joint aches can be caused by many things and you need to look at both your current activities as well as any other symptoms you may be experiencing to determine the cause of your aching joints.

When you are ill joints tend to ache because your immune system is working overtime, and your white blood cells attack areas throughout your body, resulting in joint pain everywhere. Joint aches can be caused by hurting muscles, the ligaments, or bone and cartilage that surround the joints. Arthritis, asceptic necrosis, bursitis, osteochondritis dissecans, sickle cell anemia, are explanations for why joints ache. Steroid drug withdrawal, cartilage tears, bone tumors, fractures, septic arthritis, sprains, synovial sarcoma and tendonitis are also common causes of aching joints.

There are some holistic treatments that have been found to help relieve joint aches. Glucosamine sulphate, chondriotin sulphate, and MSM have been found to help repair damage from arthritis and reduce pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. Chondriotin sulphate helps to build connective tissue and repairs cartilage that may be causing your joints to hurt. MSM blocks pain signals carried by the nervous system and has been found to decrease the progression of degenerative joint diseases.

There are also some other ways to treat your joint aches. If you are overweight then losing weight may magically take care of joint ache issues. Icing down your muscles after physical activity has always been helpful. Stretching and yoga are popular forms of prevention. Over the counter pain medication is used extensively to help with joint pain. If you are concerned that your joint ache problems are lingering or not going away then you should visit your doctor to determine treatment.


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