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Joint Pain

What is Joint Pain?

It refers to any damage to the joint from disease or injury that can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.

Can physiotherapy help people with joint pain?

Yes. By appropriately assessing the exact cause of the joint pain and then providing the corresponding treatments, physiotherapy can help you prevent, alleviate or reduce the further degeneration of weak and painful joints. Physiotherapy treatments are given depending on the cause of the joint pain.

What causes joint pain?

Many conditions can lead to painful joints, including:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Gout

  • Strains

  • Sprains

  • Lupus

  • Certain infectious diseases, such as mumps, influenza, and hepatitis

  • Chondromalacia of the patella, or a breakdown of the cartilage in the kneecap

  • Tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendon

  • An infection of the bone

  • Overuse of a joint

  • Cancer

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Osteoporosis

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Rickets

  • Osteopenia

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

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