Pain is a warning system for the body and protection against damage. Many people suffer from pain of big or small joints.
Pain of the joints can occur as a result of injuries or it can be the primary affection of the locomotor system by diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gouty arthritis and many others…
Pain in the joints, swelling of several joints, morning stiffness, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite signalize a rheumatic disease and if you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consult a rheumatologist.
Deformation of joints, pain getting worse by walking, short morning stiffness can signale degenerative diseases of joints, i.e. conditions that can be caused by joints that are wearing out, primarily joints of the hands, knees, spine and hip joints are most commonly affected.
Pain in the back often occurs as a result of wrong movement, deformation of the back like kyphosis (curvature of the upper back) or scoliosis (curvature from side to side), and, last but not least, pain can be a sign of an intervertebral disc damage.
Migrating pain of joints, i.e. pain in joints that move from one joint to another and other symptoms at the same time – fatigue, weakness, muscle pain, temperature, sore throat, fever mostly occur within infectious diseases like flu, inflammatory diseases of the liver etc.
Any persisting pain of the locomotor system requires a thorough examination by a doctor or specialist.