Any damage to the joint can cause pain and it can affect any part of the body, from ankles to shoulders. As people get older, painful joints can also become increasingly common and can be a sign of arthritis.
- Pain or swelling in the joints can range from mild to severe and may last for a few weeks or months
How can I manage joint pain?
Over-the-counter painkillers and heat pads can help. Short-term relief can also be achieved using the approach known as RICE. Rest the joint to prevent further injury, apply an ice pack for 15 minutes, compress the joint using an elasticated wrap and elevate the joint.