Swollen joints occur when there is fluid in the tissues around the joints. It can be very uncomfortable and can make it difficult for the affected joints to move. In some cases, the swelling can cause the affected joints to enlarge or appear oddly shaped. Joint pain and swelling can affect more than one joint at a time. The most common joints affected by pain and swelling are the elbows, wrists, shoulders, base of the spine, knuckles, hips, knees or ankles. There are two types of joint pain and swelling: acute and chronic. Acute joint pain and swelling come on quickly and last for a short time, for example in the event of an injury. Chronic joint pain and swelling come on slowly and cause long-term problems. This is likely caused by an underlying condition, such as a type of arthritis.
- Category : Announcement