Joint Pain Despite Not Doing Strenuous Activity?
Good night, I have been feeling pain in my knees, shins, upper thigh joints, hand joints and upper arm bones for almost a week, just before I go to bed at night, especially on the left side of my body. Even though I don’t do strenuous activities. I am only 20 years old, what is the cause of this pain and how is it treated?
Hi Graciesta .. Thank you for the question given.
Even though joint pain is mostly experienced by the elderly, it is possible that joint and muscle pain is also experienced by someone who is young. Joint pain at a young age can be caused by:
Activities that are too strenuous after experiencing an injury Presence of autoimmune disorders, for example due to rheumatoid arthritis. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immunity does not attack the infection but attacks normal cells in the joints. Symptoms are the joint feels painful, swollen and feels warm, and feels stiff Tendinitis / inflammation of the tendons due to infection / septic arthritis If the pain you experience persistently, it becomes more and more disturbing, becomes difficult to move, or the body becomes weak, then it's a good idea to have it checked myself to an internal medicine doctor. So that doctors can perform a physical examination directly and if needed can be supported by blood checks, X-rays, CT scans. So that from the results of the examination, the diagnosis can be enforced.
Meanwhile, what you can do:
If you feel it is very painful you can warm the affected area or take paracetamol according to the dosage Avoid too strenuous activities Maintain a balanced weight Maintain good posture when you are lying, standing, or sitting Maintain a balanced diet accompanied by regular exercise to improve body fitness . May be useful