Why Do My Joints Ache?
Inflammation can cause your joints to ache. Inflammation is an indicator and symptom of a range of different conditions and diseases that cause joint ache.
This inflammation can cause joint discomfort that includes stiffness, soreness, swelling, redness, and aching. When this happens, it makes very difficult for you to enjoy a high quality of life.
As part of our vision to help one million or more people live a healthy and active life, we want to help you better understand what causes joint inflammation. Please do not self-diagnose your joint discomfort – always discuss your joint health with your doctor or other health practitioner.
We want you to know that you shouldn’t be suffering from joint discomfort and aches. Talk to your doctor about joint health and do take the time to research how you can naturally ease your joint aches. Read our FAQ and about the SierraSil Difference to understand how SierraSil can give you relief from joint discomfort in as little as 14 days.
What Conditions Cause Joint Ache and Inflammation?
Joint ache and inflammation can be caused by the following conditions:
This condition causes your skin to harden. Scleroderma typically affects people between 30 – 50 years of age and women five times more than men. Localized scleroderma can cause your joints and muscles to be sore, inflamed, and stiff. Other symptoms of scleroderma include hardened and thickened skin, cold fingers or toes that turn red, white, or blue, swollen and sore fingers and/or toes, muscle weakness, and swollen joints. Do not ignore these symptoms – contact your doctor.
Bursitis occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae that help cushion your joints and the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints are inflamed. Bursitis is an uncomfortable and painful condition. Typically, bursitis happens in the shoulder, elbow, or hip. The bursae can become inflamed from repetitive movement.
Gout is a form of arthritis and is very common. You may notice that one of your big toes is red, swollen, and very sensitive to the touch. This happens with uric acid accumulation in your body that causes crystals and deposits to build up in your joints. Along with toe, some people experience gout inflammation in their ankles, knees, feet, hands, wrists, or elbows. Gout is highly treatable – do not ignore this joint ache.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects people who complete repetitive motions such as typing on a keyboard, sewing, or other repetitive manual hand operations. When excessive pressure is placed on the median nerve on the underside of your wrist, uncomfortable inflammation and swelling can happen. Some people experience tingling in their fingers, hand weakness, numbness, and constant wrist joint ache. This joint ache can be treated with rest, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories, and natural joint supplements.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include joint inflammation, fatigue, swollen joints, chemical sensitivities, muscle weakness, and memory loss. A type of arthritis, fibromyalgia typically impacts women more frequently than men. People suffering from fibromyalgia report having uncomfortable and sore joints, muscles, and ligaments – making it challenging to complete routine day-to-day activities. While there isn’t a cure for fibromyalgia, many people feel better with changes to their diet and exercise routine, increased rest, medication, and natural supplements – all helping to reduce the inflammation in their bodies.
It’s very likely that you or someone you know is living with arthritis. Arthritis is extremely common impacting one in six North Americans. There are over 100 types of arthritis and as a result, it is can be very challenging to treat. Arthritis causes severe joint discomfort and inflammation. Common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout. A natural supplement proven to support mobile joints can help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.
Lupus includes a category of conditions and diseases that are punctuated with inflammation and damage to your joints, muscles, and ligaments. Lupus is an auto-immune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy tissues, causing an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response causes fatigue, joint ache, discomfort, and devastation of muscles, joints, ligaments, and organs. There is no known cure for lupus, but many people find relief by alleviating inflammation in their body – this can be accomplished with diet, natural supplements, and by avoiding chemical and toxic material exposure.
With tendonitis, your tendons are inflamed and sore where they attach to the bone. Tendonitis can occur around any joint but typically happens around joints that can be over-used. For example, your shoulders, elbows, knees, and heels. The best treatment for tendonitis is rest, ice, and physiotherapy – all with the goal of reducing inflammation in the affected joint. Do not ignore tendonitis, if it is left untreated it can become chronic and debilitating.
How to Live with Joint Inflammation and Joint Ache
You do not need to suffer from joint inflammation and joint ache. If you’re experiencing stiff, sore, inflexible, red, aching, or uncomfortable joints – contact your doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms in the hopes they will go away.
Inflamed and aching joints are a signal that your body is inflamed and not healthy. Explain to your doctor how your joint ache is impacting your life. The good news is that there is a lot of knowledge about joint ache and inflammation – making it possible to get a reliable diagnosis and treatment plan.
While every person is different, many people feel better when they’re able to get some type of exercise or motion into their daily routine. This exercise can be a short five-minute walk, floating in the pool, walking on a treadmill, riding a bike, swimming, or other gentle motion that keeps your joints moving. This movement helps lubricate your joints and prevents them from becoming stiff.
Along with a regular exercise routine, inflammation can be eased with dietary changes and by taking an all-natural supplement. SierraSil is shown to effectively support joint health and calm inflammation.
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About the Author
Michael Bentley, President of SierraSil Health, has twice been recognized by Optimyz magazine as one of Canada’s top 100 health and wellness influencers and in 2019 was honored by the Canadian Health Food Association with the John Holtmann Industry Leadership Award. He is also a Trustee of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and past Board member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Family Services of BC and other non-profit organizations.