What Could Cause Pain in Every Joint in Your Body?
But imagine if, without warning, every joint is painful from your toes to your hips, your fingers to your shoulders.
While arthritis may be an obvious diagnosis, kidney infections or tendonitis are equally as likely to be causing the pain.
You may have pain across your shoulders when you raise an arm or turn your head, get pain in the elbow when you clench your fist, your back may ache when you sit or stand and standing could cause pain in your knees.
It is likely that your doctor will prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the symptoms and stop the pain, but it is important that you get a diagnosis so the underlying condition can be treated.
To help diagnose the problem, it may be helpful to keep a diary of the type of pain you are experiencing, when it is happening and which parts of your body it is affecting.
While a doctor may send you for various tests, but these may not give all the answers and your diary could help.
Include in the diary any foods you had eaten or anything else that you suspect could have triggered the pain.
Your doctor may refer you to a rheumatologist, a specialist dealing with arthritis and other rheumatic disorders.
While tests are being carried out in order for a diagnosis to be made, you may find you need more relief than the prescribed medication can give. It may be worth researching homeopathic therapies that could help reduce inflammation and relieve joint pain.
Remember to discuss any treatment with your doctor first.