Chronic joint pain can be caused by any number of reasons. Sometimes there is an infection of the body, and it reaches one or more joints and infects that area too. Other times your body may be ill in some way, or the immune system is out of balance or weakened.
Chronic joint pain can also be caused by repetitive movements such as sitting or standing all day, excess stress caused by carrying or lifting too much weight too often, and self injuries caused by wearing high heeled shoes or participating in high impact sports or exercises.
It’s important for you to try and find out what’s causing your particular joint pain, because the more you know about the problem, the better you’re able to address the issues and make beneficial steps to correcting the problems.
Some people for instance, experience chronic joint pain simply because their body is nutrition deficient. When your body isn’t getting enough vitamins and minerals to keep it healthy, the immune system will go out of balance and it can even start doing strange things.
With one type of arthritis for instance, the body’s own immune system is actually attacking the tissues around the joints because it sees something there as being foreign or harmful to the body. This condition is known as Rheumatoid arthritis, and it often affects women more than men. In fact, about 70 percent of rheumatoid arthritis cases are women.
Rheumatoid arthritis causes chronic joint pain because the tissue around the joint becomes inflamed. The area is often tender, swollen, and red in addition to being painful.
Another type of chronic joint pain is also caused by a form of arthritis, but this one can develop for various reasons. It’s known as Osteoarthritis, and it usually affects men more than women before the age of about 55, after which women are more likely to have the problem.
Osteoarthritis is caused by age more than anything else, but it’s often caused by injuries to the body that can come from weight lifting or high impact activities and exercise too. These days actually, more cases of Osteoarthritis are actually being caused by obesity, especially in the knees, because the excess weight being carried around puts added stress and strain in the joints of the knees.
Osteoarthritis causes chronic pain because the cartilage tissue which normally protects the bones is thinning out and wearing away. When the joint area has been damaged, this can cause the erosion to happen faster. Poor nutrition will also cause a thinning and loss of cartilage faster, and this cartilage wears down with time and age as well.
Other causes of chronic joint pain can be caused by simple things tho