Symptoms of joint pain include swelling, numbness, loss of motion, and redness.
Depending on the severity of the pain and damage to the joint, treatment options can vary widely. The most important thing to consider is that any treatments for joint pain should proceed with caution to avoid any further injury.
With ligament damage, for example, it can take weeks, months, or even years to heal properly. During the healing process, it’s very important to treat the joint carefully, using caution, to prevent excessive stress or movement that can cause the ligaments or tendons to rupture or tear.
For other joint pain, options can include the strengthening of the muscles around the affected area, thus stabilizing the joint.