Joints are the part of the body where bones meet and help in movement. Joint pain is due to many causes like arthritis, bursitis, gout, tendinitis, an injury, certain infections, overuse of joint, osteoporosis etc. The symptoms are the sign which indicates that there is something happen in the body. So if any kind of symptoms appears in the body you have to notice it on time and take proper treatment. Because the symptoms give us awareness if any kind of change occurs in our body and very helpful in diagnosing the disease at an earlier stage. And help in avoiding the serious complications.
Signs and Symptoms of Joint Pain – When you should definitely see a doctor:
There are some symptoms of joint pain that you should not ignore. These symptoms are:-
Pain: – If there is any kind of a pain in a joint which is altering the daily activity and cause discomfort in any movement. You should not ignore that kind of pain. This may be due to degenerative change in the body like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis etc.
Continuous pain: – any kind of joint pain which is continuous and it persist for more than four weeks and not disappear with rest and increase with time, you should not ignore it. It may be due to any kind of internal injury or degenerative changes.
Redness, swelling, and warmth: – If you see redness with swelling in paining joint and that area is warmth due to increase in temperature then these all are the sign of inflammation. It is due to any internal injury so you should not ignore that because it will be a very serious condition.
Morning stiffness: – Any kind of body stiffness or in any joint stiffness that you feel when you wake up in the morning and you feel difficulty in moving your body or any joint. But after some light movement, you are able to move your body or joint. If this kind of symptom appears that you should not ignore it may be due to any inflammation like ankylosing spondylosis which is the very serious condition.
If any deformity:- If such a complication occurs in joint or decrease in range of motion of joint or if you hear a snap, crackle or pop sound with swelling in your joint or on the movement of your joint is a serious issue so you should not ignore it.
Other sign like fever and chills with joint pain:- It is the sign of inflammation. If you ignore these entire symptoms and if you left them untreated then it can be permanent damage to your joint.