Joint Pain

Joint pain can have a variety of causes and often occurs as a symptom of different diseases. The most common differential diagnoses are osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout and rheumatism. Joint pain can severely impair the mobility and performance of those affected. To prevent the pain from becoming chronic, sufferers should not delay treatment for too long.

Causes of Joint Pain

Joint pain can have different causes, which should be evaluated in detail before treatment. The causes of joint pain can be:

  • metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis
  • previous accidents or trauma (e.g. fractures)
  • long-term unhealthy diet, which has initiated a deposition of metabolites (e.g. acid crystals) in the joint structures
  • Environmental factors, with accumulation of various toxins in the joints
  • Viral or bacterial infections, e.g. chlamydia or borrelia in Lyme disease.
  • Hidden inflammation(silent inflammation) in the body, e.g. due to inflammation of the jaw
  • Joint pain as a result of a functional disorder of the masticatory system (TMJ)

The resulting inflammation and deposits in the joints can lead to movement restrictions in the long term.

A diagnosis can be made through clinical examinations, imaging and blood tests and is crucial for targeted, individualized therapy.

Treatment for Joint Pain

Treatment should always focus on the cause in order to achieve a lasting improvement in health.

Depending on the specific diagnosis, conventional treatment options range from medication to physiotherapy, occupational therapy and surgery.

Complementary medicine approaches such as PRP, neural therapy or ozone therapy offer additional effective support for joint pain.

Prevention and precaution are also important here, so diet, exercise and regular detoxification form a crucial basis.

Interdisciplinary collaboration with dentists can reveal joint pain as a result of jaw inflammation or TMJ problems.

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Joint pain can be a sign of an underlying problem. A precise clarification of the cause is important in order to be able to carry out a correct, individual therapy.

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