General or Other | Rheumatology | Joint Pain (Symptom)
Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help a person move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with the movement and cause a lot of pain.
It can be caused by different conditions and can be very annoying. It can result from autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, chondromalacia patella, gout (especially found in the big toe) and infectious diseases such as viral syndrome, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis influenza.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and joint pain. Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage and bone spurs growth, which is very common in adults over 45 years and can cause joint pain. Joint pain can also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). Pouches are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad to bony prominences, allowing free movement of muscles and tendons on bone.