Joint Pain Treatment

Read the following information prior to meeting a joint pain specialist in Hyderabad

Many people suffer from different types of joint pains due to different types of causes. Joint pain is very common. Knee pain, hip pain, elbow and shoulder pain are the most common types of joint pains. An injury or damage caused to the joint due to any disease or disorder can cause joint pain.

If joint pain is interfering with movement and causing trouble, then Dr Praharsha Mulpur recommends you to read the following information completely.

Muscle and Joint pain with Fatigue

Body and muscle pain, sensitivity, exhaustion and fatigue are the typical signs of fibromyalgia. Its cause is unknown. Tingling sensation in hands and feet, sensitivity to sound and light and morning stiffness are the other symptoms of this condition.

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome can also cause similar symptoms that include joint and muscle pain with fatigue.
  • In some people, fibromyalgia can be due to physical trauma or surgery and infections.

Autoimmune Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis – The condition is associated with muscle and joint pain, joint inflammation, fatigue with low-grade fever.

Lupus symptoms – This condition also shows similar symptoms including low-grade fever, joint pain, muscle and body pain, exhaustion, rash, sensitivity to light and sound, redness and swelling around the joints and fatigue. The major sign is joint inflammation – which is due to the immune system attacking cells and tissues throughout the body – especially in the joints and blood vessels.

Gout Causes Joint Pain

Joint pain causes by uric acid: Uric acid accumulates in excess forming urate crystals in the joint. The condition results in swelling, severe pain and inflammation. It is known as Gout. It is a type of arthritis the risk of which increases due to an unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, eating excess red meat, shellfish, consuming excess alcohol and beer. Certain health conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, metabolic disorders, obesity and diabetes increase the risk of gout.

Joint pain caused by nerves

The pain feels more like burning, stabbing or shooting pain. The other symptoms of neuropathy or nerve pain include numbness or tingling sensation. Damaged caused to the nerves may result in electric or lightning strike type of pain. In the majority of the cases, the nerve pain can be due to neurological conditions – such as multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy and viral infections. Nerve pain due to orthopaedic conditions can be attributed to tissue damage, torn ligaments or pinched nerves by tissues or bones. Herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, slipped discs and carpal tunnel syndrome can cause nerve pain (neuropathic pain). This type of pain doesn’t respond to NSAIDs.

Joint pain in legs

Soft tissues injuries are the prominent causes of joint pain in the legs. Injuries in the joints, cartilages, bones, muscles and ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues cause joint pain. Sometimes, leg pain can also be due to spinal conditions.

Some common causes of joint pain in legs are Achilles’ tendinitis, Achilles’ tendon rupture, Chronic exertional compartment syndrome, osteoarthritis, Osteomyelitis, Paget’s disease of the bone, Patellar tendinitis, Patellofemoral pain syndrome, peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral neuropathy, Pseudogout, Psoriatic arthritis, septic arthritis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, bursitis, ACL injury, broken leg, – and many such conditions.

Joint pain with swollen, tender and red joint – which is warm to touch and persistent for more than two to three days should get evaluated by an orthopaedic doctor. In some cases, fever may be persistent along with joint pain.

Joint pain in children

In children, joint pain is mostly due to growing pain – which may be due to musculoskeletal pain. Almost 30% of children suffer joint pain due to this reason. Growth spurts in children may not lead to joint pain as many people may assume it to be due to growth. Fatigue, restless leg syndrome, vitamin D deficiency and low tolerance to pain can cause this type of pain in children. Joint pain in children can also be due to other causes such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Lyme disease, lupus and leukaemia.

Many children outgrow their condition related to growing pain as they grow. However, if the pain lingers for long, seems to be unusual or severe and is associated with weakness or fatigue, loss of appetite, tender joints, swollen red joints, weight loss, and fever, you should seek an appointment with the joint pain specialist in Hyderabad.

Bottom Line

Your problem could be due to any of the several causes of joint pain.

You may resort to taking over-the-counter pain relief medicines to get relief from joint pain and also take some other measures. You will get some temporary relief by adopting these measures, but when you use such medicines excessively your joint pain can become worse. Irrespective of the measures you take and the treatment you undergo by your family physician, it is important for you to get timely medical help by approaching a good joint pain specialist.

Timely Care is Important

Proper and accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause is very important for the prompt and effective treatment of joint pain. In the absence of treatment or delay in seeking treatment in time, your joint can deteriorate progressively and may deform completely – making the condition worse.

Dr Praharsha Mulpur, a renowned Joint pain specialist in Hyderabad, is currently working as a joint replacement surgeon in the Department of Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery at Sunshine Hospitals, Hyderabad. He is a renowned joint Pain Specialist & Joint Replacement Surgeon in Hyderabad.