Joint pain, also known as arthritis or arthralgia, is a widespread condition, affecting nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. Joint pain can impact any joint in the body with the most common areas involving the knees, shoulders, back/spine (called facet joints), wrist/hand and foot/ankle.
Joint pain is an extremely common condition and can ultimately affect quality of life. There are a multitude of causes for joint pain, which can be acute or chronic.
Treatments for joint pain include pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and surgical methods. Treatment methods for joint pain can also range from conservative to aggressive. Any program for the diagnosis and treatment of joint pain should be sought in consultation with a qualified medical professional.