Are you experiencing joint pain as you move around throughout the day? The joints are a common source of pain – especially the knees, hips, shoulders, and spinal joints. Pain in these areas can make it difficult to enjoy physical activities, from taking a walk to playing catch with your kids.
Understanding the possible causes of joint pain will bring you one step closer to lasting relief.
Possible Causes of Joint Pain with Movement
Some of the possible causes of joint pain, when you move, include:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It results from wear and tear on a joint, often due to age or excessive physical activity. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects the joints wears down, leading to pain and inflammation.
Regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy can help heal the damaged cartilage, leading to lasting pain relief without surgery.
Tendinitis occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed, leading to pain around the affected joint. This injury often develops in athletes from overuse and repetitive motions, causing pain that worsens with movement.
Sprains or Strains
Sprains and strains are among the most common overuse injuries. With a sprain, a ligament is stretched or torn. With a strain, a muscle or tendon is stretched or torn. These injuries can cause joint pain, swelling, bruising, and lost mobility, though they typically resolve with at-home care.
Bursitis refers to the swelling of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that cushions muscles, tendons, and bones. Joint pain and tenderness are the primary symptoms of bursitis and tend to worsen when you move the affected joint. This condition is particularly common in the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow joints.
At the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute, we offer the latest regenerative therapies for chronic joint pain and injuries. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how we can help you overcome joint pain with movement.