Joint pain can be caused by systemic conditions, injury, overuse or referred pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Infections caused by virus
Damage to Joint
- Oateoarthritis – degeneration of joint
- Osteomyelitis – infection in bone
- Septic Arthritis – infection in joint
- Chonro-malacia Patella – Damage to articular surface of Patella
Damage to Associated Structures
- Bursitis – Inflammation of a fat pad
- Tendonitis – inflammation of tendon attaching muscle to bone
- Ligamentous injury or sprain – ligaments hold bones together
- Capsulitis – inflammation of the capsule containing the joint
- Pain can be referred to any joint from joints nearby, or from Myofascial trigger points in associated muscles.
Arthritic conditons – Both rest and exercise are important. Warm baths, heat packs, massage, and stretching exercises should be used to reduce pain and maintain range of movement.
For inflammatory conditions – Strengthening exercises are extremely important to maintain joint structure
Non – steroidal anti-inflammatories can also be used
In Kilkenny Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we will do a thorough examination to determine the exact cause of the joint pain. We will also look at the underlying cause of your pain and take steps to address these also.