Your joints help you move and provide stability. They also absorb the impact of every step you take, as well as your body weight. As a result, you have a risk of injury or developing a degenerative condition.
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain. This is the degenerative type of arthritis that occurs as the cartilage that cushions and protects your joints wear away. Other causes of joint pain include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Broken bones
Joint pain can affect any joint in your body, including your spine, hips, knees, and shoulders. It ranges in severity and can become disruptive.