Joints allow movement between bones, they are prone to injury which left untreated could deteriorate, leading to a longer recovery period and additional pain and discomfort.
An injury can happen to any joint in the body and normally occur through a number of causes such as:
- Traumatic – fractures, ligament sprains/tears, sprains, dislocations
- Overuse – muscle tendonitis, muscle strain
- Rheumatic – rheumatoid arthritis
The injury can affect the range and quality of movement and strength of the joint. An injury to a joint is normally associated with one, all, or a combination of the following symptoms: