Joint Pain | Causes and Treatment for Joint Pain

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As an individual progress towards aging, wear and tear of the joints is common that leads to muscle and joint pains. The degeneration of the bones and cartilage occurs that causes osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis causes inflammation and tenderness of the joints followed by pains of varying intensity. But the muscle joint pain can also arise due to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE, which is also an important causative factor. Symptoms of SLE resemble almost to that of viral fever with severe attacks of pain that can really induce illness in a person.


1. Muscle injury
2. Bursitis
3. Fibromylagia
4. Tendonitis
5. Avascular bone necrosis
6. Different forms of arthritis
7. Infections


Patients suffering from the muscle and joint pains are advised both rest and physical exercises in right proportions. Those who are suffering from SLE must be extra cautious in carrying out exercises so that over strain and exertion does not deteriorate the condition of the already damaged joints and muscles.

The exact cause of the muscle and joint pain must be detected before starting the treatment. The pains are more or less curable when detected at an early stage, but for SLE there is no permanent cure. The symptoms can be reduced to some extent to protect the organs from any serious damage. In mild cases of SLE, short courses of anti-inflammatory medicines are sufficient whereas serious cases of SLE may demand a mixed treatment with corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory medications. Hydroxychloroquine, an anti malarial medicine is found to be highly effective in treating SLE and also prevents relapsing of this condition, if taken consistently.

Exercises like swimming and cycling are beneficial in treating arthritis related knee joint pains in the early stage. In extreme cases knee replacement surgery is performed that helps to regain the lost mobility.

Regular massaging of the knee with medicated and herbal oils like Rumatone Gold, eucalyptus, aloe vera gel camphor and menthol helps in reducing inflammation and the pain.

Arthritis is a disease that strikes people of all different ages. There are several factors that can lead to arthritis in an individual. Some of the factors cannot be changed, while others can. The factors that cannot be changed by the individual include their age, sex, family history of arthritis, and race. Those who are older than 45 have an increased risk for arthritis. Women have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

Heredity is a risk factor with arthritis. In addition, African Americans experience an increased risk of arthritis. But, the good news is there are many risk factors for arthritis that an individual can change. Obesity is an excellent example of this type of risk factor. Individuals that are experiencing arthritis-related related symptoms can lose weight and have a reduction of their symptoms. Avoiding injury to the joints is another way to prevent arthritis. Those who have occupations that require them to constantly use certain joints will have an increased risk for arthritis.

Sweet marjoram essential oil is good for both the body and the spirit. Massaged on the aching parts of the body, it has the ability of reliving pain, spasms and contractions. It is highly recommended to be used by patients with rheumatism and osteoarthritis and this makes it suitable for those experiencing knee joint pains due to these diseases. Apart for the effects it has on the body, it is also soothing for one's mind, inducing calm and helping people to get pass traumas and grief.

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This article was published on 2010/09/28