Joint Pain Management: Focusing on Osteoarthritis
Author(s): Navin Kumar Devaraj
Joint pain can be classified as either mechanical which is activity related or inflammatory in nature. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of mechanical joint pain. It is due to the inefficient repair process of synovial joints and not a disease, as commonly thought. Sometimes this process fails and patients presents with symptoms of pain and functional impairment. As joint pain classification is based on signs and symptoms; x-rays are usually not needed.