February 3, 2011
Health Tip: What Causes Arthritis Pain?
Here are contributing factors
(HealthDay News) -- It's no secret to any person with arthritis that pain comes with the territory.
But what makes arthritis so painful? The Arthritis Foundation offers this list of contributing factors:
- Arthritis causes painful inflammation (swelling) of the joints.
- Arthritis -- over time -- damages joint tissue, causing additional pain.
- Arthritis leads to a feeling of fatigue, which makes pain feel worse and more difficult to manage.
- Arthritis can lead to symptoms of stress or depression, making you focus more on pain and lament not being able to do the things you once enjoyed.