Health & Medical Pain Diseases

Do You Suffer From Migrating Joint Pain?

Migrating joint pain can be frustrating, as well as painful.
You start off with pain in one joint area, perhaps treat it at home or go to the doctor, only to have the pain migrate to a completely different area.
What, you may wonder, is going on? Joint pain that moves from place to place can have a number of causes, some of which may be difficult to pinpoint.
Inflammation of the joints, and thus the pain that goes along with it, can increase with age and your level of fitness.
Overworking your body or working out without a proper stretching routine can increase your risk of joint pain.
You don't have to be elderly to have some form of rheumatoid arthritis, one of the primary suspects in migrating joint pain, so don't immediately dismiss that as a cause.
Even something as simple as sleeping or standing wrong, or in a way that places stress on various joints can cause pain that appears to migrate from joint to joint.
Joint pain, whether it migrates or stays in one place, may be a symptom of other diseases, so if it is a constant irritation, take it seriously.
Some of the diseases are not life-threatening for a healthy individual; the common cold or, more seriously, a flu can cause your joints to ache.
However, migrating joint pain can also be symptoms of more serious ailments such as lupus, sickle cell disease, herpes complex and disorders of the nervous system.
What can you do about migrating joint pain? Pain medication is always one option, but if the pain continues and the care you receive does not quite alleviate it, you may want to search for other alternatives.
Natural methods to alleviate pain and discomfort, such as a visit to a qualified acupuncturist, gentle stretching and heating pads also may help.
Don't do anything harsh or extreme that may make the condition worse, if it is avoidable.
If it is a sports related injury, staying away from the sport for a time, or simply easing into it, may cause the joint pain to lessen or disappear.
If the cause of your pain is one of the forms of arthritis, good medical care, medication and/or natural remedies have a good chance of lessening the pain.
Whatever the cause or causes of your migrating joint pain, paying attention to it and taking care of yourself is key.
Listen to your body and what it is trying to tell you.
Working through pain and ignoring it is usually not the best way to go.
Once your joints are inflamed, it may take a bit of time and work to bring them back to where they need to be, so make sure you can establish a good relationship with someone who knows what they are doing and that you trust, such as a doctor, nurse, acupuncturist, physical therapist.
Once you know the cause of your pain, you'll have a better idea of who is best able to treat it.

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