Joint pain and inflammation

Updated: Aug 7, 2020


About one-third of adults experience joint pain, the most common of which is knee pain. Joint pain can be due to a variety of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and autoimmune conditions, just to name a few.

Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative