What causes joint pain?
Arthralgia, commonly known as joint pain, can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. The possible causes include:
- autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
- infection caused by a virus, e.g. Epstein-Barr, hepatitis, the flu, the measles, or the mumps
- injury, such as a contusion or a fracture
- overuse, causing a sprain or strain in the joint
Your doctor will suggest a treatment based on the underlying cause of your joint pain. Pain medication or anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed, and in more severe cases surgery, immunosuppressants, or antibiotics may be called for.
How can natural medicine treat joint pain?
Natural medicine is a great complement for treating and preventing joint pain. Osteopathy or chiropractic are excellent for treating all types of joint pain. Physiotherapy can strengthen your body to prevent pain, and acupuncture and TCM can relieve you of your pain, as can massage therapy.
Contact us for a FREE consultation on how natural therapy can help you improve your health and manage your symptoms of joint pain.
These links may also be helpful:
Acupuncture Relief for Knee Pain
Massage for Improving Joint Mobility
Seeing a Chiropractor for Tendonitis