When there is a connection between two bones a joint is formed. Joints will allow movement of the skeletal system. Any injury or disease that will affect your joints can greatly affect your ability to move and would cause a lot of pain.
A lot of medical disorders can cause painful joints. These disorders include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, and sprains. Joint pain is a common condition among many adults; it can be joints in the knees, shoulder, and hips. It can also affect the joints in the hands, ankles, and feet. As individual ages, so are the chances of experiencing more joint paints.
The pain felt in joint inflammation can range from mild, moderate to severe. It can start and go away in a week’s time (acute) or can last for several weeks or months (chronic). No matter how short the episode of joint pain is; it can still affect a person’s ability to move or even work.
Early and fast treatment of a joint pain is essential to ensure the functionality of the joints. The moment a joint is inflamed the synovium, a connective tissue that protects the joints, tendons, and cartilage which also provides synovial fluid to lubricate the movement of the bones, can also expand. When the inflammation goes away, the synovium would never return to its normal size. This will cause more complications such as the malformation of joints and the inability to use the joints again.
The treatment for joint pains can be a combination of medications, application of topical agents, injections and physical therapy. Lifestyle changes including exercise and proper diet can also help in managing the symptoms.
If you think you are suffering from Joint Pains you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Joint Pains as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).