Arthritis Joint Pain

Written by Norene Anderson
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Arthritis joint pain can be a result of many illnesses. Pain can become resident in any of the major joints such as the fingers, ankle, hip, knee, spine, or toes. It can be the by-product of an illness or it can be a result of genetics. Of all the arthritis types, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are the two most common.

Osteoarthritis is an age-related condition typically found in older women. Hip fractures and degenerative disc disease are a common occurrence in post-menopausal women. This is due to the loss of calcium and bone density. It is painless and simple to determine if there is bone density loss. A special kind of X-ray is used to examine bones such as the lower spine or the hip.

What Is the Treatment for Arthritis Joint Pain?

One of the joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis is the ankle. The ankle is the joint between the foot and lower leg. It is responsible for pivoting to walk and carries the weight of the entire body during movement. When arthritis attacks the ankle, it is difficult to go from a sitting to a standing position. It is also very painful to walk upstairs.

Anyone who experiences arthritis joint pain knows that when it hits, it has your attention. Some people are totally immobilized during an acute attack. Others must have massive amounts of medication to tolerate the pain of movement. Research on the pharmaceutical and alternative medicine level is continually producing new treatment options. Check with your healthcare provider to see what is available for you.

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