Joint Pain

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2016-09-21 (EDT)

Joint pain is a type of pain that can often be accompanied by swelling, redness and hyperthermia. It typically occurs due to injury.[1]

Joint Pain
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Joint Pain
Causes Posture, Infections, Trauma, Dietary Factors
See Also Musculoskeletal Conditions, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, TMJ, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis
Books Books on Muscle, Joint and Bone Conditions
Articles Articles on Musculoskeletal Conditions

Naturopathic Assessment

Causal Factors

In order to stimulate the innate ability of the body to heal the causes of disease must be identified and addressed. The causes of joint pain include:



  • Trauma
  • Trauma, whether due to sports, injuries, falls or accidents is the primary cause of acute joint pain.
  • Injury or repeated use of a joint can contribute to increased inflammation which can result in joint pain.


  • Infections
  • Infections, especially when they involve a joint, can cause inflammation and pain.
  • Environmental Toxins

Medical Interventions

  • Prescription medications
  • Medications such as diuretics are commonly associated with increased muscle and joint pain.

Associated Conditions

Conditions that are associated with multiple joint pain include:[1]

Conditions that are associated with single joint pain include:[1]

  • Gonorrhea
  • Septic arthritis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Gout
  • TMJ
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Sacroiliac joint
  • Tendon rupture or tear


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Collins Douglas (1981) Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care, Second Edition Lippincott - Raven.