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4 Causes of Joint Pain & Bone Stiffness and How To Manage It

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A place where two bones meet is called a joint. A layer of a soft material called cartilage covers the ends of each bone. They won't rub against each other as a result of this. However, cartilage can deteriorate over time or as a result of injury. When it's gone, the bones collide and small fragments break off. A stiff, swollen, and painful joint is the end outcome.

Many people experience tight joints as they grow older. Joints, muscles, and bones can deteriorate over time. After waking up, a lot of people have stiff joints. Fluid amounts are reduced when you lie down for several hours to sleep. Moving joints early thing in the morning can be more difficult as a result.

 Many persons who have joint stiffness notice it after sitting for lengthy periods or when they first wake up. Some people feel a slight soreness that subsides once they move again. Others report that their stiffness lasts longer and is more painful. Stiff joints can limit a person's mobility in more serious cases. People may have trouble putting weight on their joints, as well as standing or walking difficulties.

Joint pain and bone stiffness can be caused by a variety of factors.

Most people will have joint stiffness at some point in their lives, but the causes of the pain can vary depending on several circumstances. Some causes are more serious than others. Stiff joints can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

1. Improper sleeping position.

Joint stiffness is frequently caused by how people sleep at night. When a person does not sleep in such a way that their spine is aligned and their neck is in a neutral posture, they may wake up stiff and achy. If a person sleeps on their side, they should avoid laying on that side if it is already stiff.

2. Age.

Because of a lifetime of use, older folks' joints may be stiffer. The range of mobility of a person's joints decreases over time. A person's flexibility may also deteriorate. The cushion that protects the link between a person's bones, cartilage, begins to wear away as well. Arthritis can develop as a result of this inflammation.

3. Obesity.

A person's weight is higher than what doctors consider healthy for their height when they are overweight. The Body Mass Index is the most popular approach to determine this (BMI). BMIs greater than 25 are considered overweight, greater than 30 is considered obese, and greater than 40 are considered severely obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When the body is carrying more weight, the joints are put under more strain.

4. Diet.

Eating animal and dairy products may contribute to the onset of illnesses like gout or arthritis, which can cause joint stiffness. People who consume more of these meals and fewer plant-based foods are more likely to experience joint stiffness. According to research, following a Mediterranean or vegan diet can help alleviate stiffness.

4 Ways to prevent or avoid joint pain and bone stiffness.

Along with any other therapies that a doctor has recommended or prescribed, people might attempt home remedies to relieve joint stiffness. Some techniques to avoid stiff joints and bone discomfort are as follows:

1. Applying hot and cold compresses to the affected area.

2. Excess weight loss.

3. Physical activity.

4. Consuming a well-balanced diet.

5. Adding supplements to your diet, such as fish oil.

Write-up Credits: Medical News Today, Web MD, and Healthline.

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