Joint pain, also called arthritis or arthralgia, can happen in any joint, or the point where two or more bones meet. Symptoms include a sore sensation each time you move your joint. Painful joints can include: wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, knees and ankles.
Pain in the joints can be caused by natural aging, injury or trauma. Joint pain can increase with conditions like arthritis, Lyme disease, bone cancer and more.
Age, physical activity level and family medical history are all risk factors of joint pain.
There is no real way to test for joint pain, but certain tests may be done to rule out other conditions, such as infection or fracture.
There are a number of treatment options that help manage joint pain, which include:
At MAPS, our doctors value the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. For those joint pain treatments not offered by MAPS, we are able to refer you to other providers.