6 Symptoms That Point At Your Joint Health Not Being In An Optimum State

There are several symptoms that indicate your joint health is not at an optimum state. Know from an expert. 

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: Jun 25, 2022Updated at: Jun 25, 2022
6 Symptoms That Point At Your Joint Health Not Being In An Optimum State

Healthy joints aids the body's smooth functioning while performing actions like walking, running and moving around as they hold the entire body frame together. It is optimum to look out for any signs or symptoms that might be deteriorating to diagnose and treat the issue at an earlier stage. Onlymyhealth talked to Dr. Pavan Kumar Chebbi, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore, to know about the symptoms that tell your joint health is not at an optimum state. 

Signs of poor joint health 

1. Swelling

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If one notices swelling near the joints often and if it hasn't been caused by any injuries. It is a sign that joint health is not at an optimum state and requires serious attention.

2. Noisy Joints

Joints give out the signs of their poor condition quite literally at times. If there is a clicking noise, grinding sensation, or snapping sound at the slightest movement, it is a clear sign of a need for care.

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3. Weakness

If the joints have recently become weak and cannot handle the minimum weight or even hold the body weight, it is a sign that the joints need care. One starts to lose balance and faces difficulty in movements.

4. Tenderness

With deteriorating joint health, one is increasingly prone to injury and fractures. The joints become tender and vulnerable and can break or dislocate at the slightest jerk.

5. Difficulty in movement

Poor joint health hampers easy movement. One starts to experience either moving their arms or legs or experiencing a shoot of pain or constant pain during movement. It is also difficult to even straighten or bend the hands and legs.

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6. Other Symptoms of poor joint health

Some other symptoms of joint health include numbness in the joints, stiff or enlarged joints etc., which are the clear indicators of one's joint health condition.

Poor joint health is caused by various orthopedic conditions like different types of arthritis, gout, bursitis, tendinitis etc. It could also be caused by some injury or overuse of the joints. If one is experiencing the above symptoms, it's time to make a visit to the doctor.