The adult human body is made up of 206 bones, but these bones do not move on their own. It is the joints that form a connection between bones and provide movement. Therefore, normal body movement can be hindered, because of any damage to the joints from diseases or injuries.

But what exactly leads to painful joints?

Causes of Joint Pain

Joint pain is sometimes referred to as Arthralgia (from the Greek word Arthro meaning joint, and Algos meaning pain).

A number of conditions can lead to painful joints, such as – 

  • Body strains or sprains.
  • Diseases such as inflammation of joints (arthritis), tendons (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis).
  • Injuries.
  • Viral Infections.
  • Lifestyle issues like lack of exercise/movement, weight gain, and stress and posture problems.
  • Old age.

Relief from Joint Pain

A combination of the following remedies is very effective in providing relief from joint pain:

Lifestyle Changes

The most compelling and long term solution to the problem of joint pain is making effective changes in your current lifestyle. Losing even a few kilograms can relieve a lot of pressure off the joints of your knees, hips, ankles and back.