Causes of arthritis pain

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It is important to understand the underlying causes of the pain if you are experiencing arthritis pain.

Arthritis pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including inflammation, damage to the joint, and joint overuse.

Inflammation is a common cause of arthritis pain. When the body’s immune system detects an injury or infection, it sends white blood cells to the affected area to fight off the invader. This process leads to inflammation, which can cause pain, redness, and swelling. In the case of arthritis, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, leading to chronic inflammation and pain.

Inflammation and pain

Damage to the joint can also cause arthritis pain. This can occur due to a variety of factors, such as injury, infection, or normal wear and tear over time. When the joint is damaged, it can lead to inflammation and pain.

Joint overuse can also contribute to arthritis pain. If you regularly perform activities that put stress on your joints, such as playing sports or performing manual labor, you may be at increased risk for arthritis pain. Over time, repeated stress on the joints can lead to inflammation and damage, resulting in chronic pain.

Other factors that can contribute to arthritis pain include genetics, obesity, and hormonal changes.

It is important to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause of your arthritis pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan.