Joint pain can trouble anyone of any age, gender or involved in any activity at any time. There can be many underlying causes for a joint pain from normal injuries to life threatening diseases. But whatever may be the reason a joint pain is really bothersome and can prevent the person suffering from it to perform his normal daily activities.
Joints bear the maximum weight of the body even while person is sitting in a comfortable position, this makes joints prone to wear and tear, sprains, ligament and cartilage damage.
Any soreness, ache, discomfort, stiffness, swelling or feeling of warmth in the joint is symptom of joint pain. Reduced movement of the joints with or with out pain or pain aggravating with the movement is a symptom of joint pain. It can be for a longer period or it may occur for short periods at intervals.
Stiffness in the joints occurring due to sitting in one position for a longer period like in traveling or after a period of inactivity is a symptom of joint pain. Occurrence of rashes on the joints, feeling of warmth in the joints or discomfort after mediocre physical activity like playing, brisk walking etc. is also a symptom of joint pain. Joint pain is a symptom in itself for many problems related to musculoskeletal system of the body either due to physical injuries or infections and diseases.
There are many causes for joint pain, minor injuries occurring due to wrong movements and postures are very common causes. Joint sprain or sprain caused to the muscle connected to the joint may also give rise to joint pain. Mild infections, bacterial or viral, ailments like flu, common cold, food poisoning and dehydration may also cause aches in the joints. Excessive weight or obesity, jerky movements, fractures when not treated properly or causing serious damage to the bones of the joint may cause permanent joint pain.
There are much more serious reasons for joint pains like degeneration of bones due to growing age also referred as osteoarthritis. Auto-immune disorder where immunity system of the body starts attacking and damaging healthy tissues of the body, referred as rheumatoid arthritis, cause severe joint pain. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and each one of them gives rise to severe joint pains. Apart from arthritis, accumulation of fat in the joint cavity occurring due to damage caused to the ligaments, due to infection or due to growing age gradually reduces the movement of the joint to minimum which causes joint pain while moving the joint and surgical treatment is required to resolve the situation.
To effectively alleviate joint pain for immediate relief, massage with herbal oil is very useful and free of side effects. This treatment can be taken along with any type of medication as herbal oil are made by pure and natural herbs, these herbs are capable of penetrating the skin quickly to relax muscles, fight infection, reduce swelling and promote smooth movement of joints. They contain powerful anti-oxidants to work locally for improved blood flow to treat damaged ligaments and muscles.