Joint Pain

By Jon Stiffler PTA/Sports Center Manager

Joint Pain Causes and Related Issues

By: Jon Stiffler, PTA/Sports Center Manager

Joint pain and issues

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Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. It can be linked to arthritis, bursitis, and muscle pain. No matter what causes the joint pain can be very bothersome.

Some issues that can cause joint pain are:

  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia of the patellae
  • Crystals in the joint such as gout (mainly found in the big toe)
  • Injury, such as a fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Septic arthritis (joint infection)
  • Tendinitis
  • Unusual exertion or overuse, including strains or sprains of muscles or ligaments

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