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What is Joint Pain?
Joint discomfort, or pain, can be felt in a variety of joints such as hands, feet, hips, knees or spine. The pain can feel stiff, achy, sore; burning, throbbing; or grating. The discomfort may be mild, moderate, or severe. Joint pain can affect the ability to do basic tasks and can negatively impact the quality of life.
Symptoms of Joint Pain
Joint pain can range from mild to severe and disabling. In a joint without cartilage, bones rub directly against each other, causing discomfort and potentially eroding the joints. Symptoms of joint pain are:-
Numbness in limbs and joints
Pain while moving
Difficulty in bending or straightening the joints
Loss of motion
Risk Factors of Joint Pain
Severe joint pain is higher among women (29.2%) than men (22.7%).
PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC DISEASE
49% of adults with heart disease have arthritis, and 47% of adults with diabetes have arthritis.
OBESE / OVERWEIGHT
Obese adults have about 2 times the rate of arthritis (31%) compared to under/normal weigh adults (16%)
Overweight people have 4 - 5 times the risk of knee osteoarthritis.
GYMGOERS & ATHLETES
Middle-aged adults who engage in high-impact physical activities are at increased risk for knee damage.
56% of active adults have sustained an exercise-related injury.