Joints in the body come in many shapes and sizes. The shape of the joint determines the movements and motions that can occur between two bones. The size of the joint is roughly proportional to the amount of force that the joint experiences. Some joints have cartilage separating the two bones. Cartilage helps to reduce friction, distribute force, and increase joint stability.
Joint related pain is simply pain experienced within the joint or related to joint function (movement or compression). Pain can be related to structures surrounding the joints, such as ligaments, or within the joints, such as cartilage.
Joint pain is best treated with exercise, activity modifications, education, manual therapy and strengthening. At Adventure Physiotherapy, we are experts in helping you get your joints moving pain-free again.
Common joints that become painful: