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Joint pain

Joint pain can affect many different areas of the body such as fingers, wrist, toes or knee and it tends to show through stiffness, tenderness and swelling. Joint pain involves inflammation of one or more joints and occurs in many different forms.

As part of activity and movements in everyday life, joints are constantly dealing with pressure and damage. Your body is usually able to repair these damages by itself. Normally, this repair process will happen automatically without you noticing or seeing any symptoms.

There may be a build-up of fluid in your joints because of inflammation, which can cause them to swell up. Initial symptoms therefore often include swelling, pain around the joints and discomfort when moving. The level of joint pain can vary from infrequent to intense and can be very hard to manage.