Joint pain can be very discomforting and can effect your lifestyle by interfering in the maintenance of posture and the performance of joints to make certain movements. The pain can be so severe that it can make it impossible for the joint to move in different angles. The pain can be due to different reasons; they can be too small or too big that you must see a doctor for proper treatment.
Joint pain can be caused due to an improper posture for a long period or lack of activity but can be treated easily with certain exercises. But, if the pain is continuous and is not going away, you must see a doctor as it might be due to some serious health conditions.
Here are six major reasons why your joints have pain and soreness.
1. Infectious (septic) arthritis
One of the major reasons is an infection in your joints. According to Orrin Troum, MD, a rheumatologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, CA, this can be caused due to improper cleaning of a wound near your joint that causes streptococcus bacteria to grow and spread infection in your joint. Joint infections can be so painful that they can cause fever, swelling and chills too.
The most common point of these infections is knee joint and is effected the most but hips, ankles and wrists are also effected. These infections can be treated by using IV antibiotics and drainage of fluid from the effected joint. You must get a treatment for septic arthritis because if proper treatment is not taken on time, the infection might spread throughout your body (full body sepsis) and this can even result in death.