Joint Pain Directory
Many different conditions can cause joint pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common and can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks or last for several weeks or months. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. The goal is to reduce pain and inflammation, and preserve joint function. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about joint pain, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome?
A look at benign hypermobility joint syndrome -- or BHJS -- and how to treat it.
Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection)
Read about cortisone injection treatment for inflammation, allergic reaction, sciatica and arthritis. Learn about side effects and complications of a cortisone shot.
Swollen Joints (Joint Effusion)
The causes and treatments of swollen joints (joint effusion) and how to treat the pain and swelling.
Joint Pain: Causes and Pain Relief Options
WebMD investigates possible causes of joint pain and how to treat it, both at home and with medications under a doctor’s supervision.
Top Celebrity Health Topics of 2010
WebMD's top celebrity health topics of 2010 include Michael Douglas' throat cancer, Brett Michaels' brain hemorrhage, Bill Clinton's heart surgery and weight loss, Phil Mickelson's psoriatic arthritis, and Glenn Beck's macular dystrophy.
Alternatives and Supplements for Arthritis Joint Pain
Many people turn to supplements for joint pain. And the right ones help. But you need to sort the hope from the hype.
Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis - Understand Your Pain
Creaking knees, hips, and ankles aren't necessarily normal aches and pains that come with age. Your pain might be arthritis. Luckily, medicine has a lot to offer --- from exercise and alternative supplements to medications and joint replacement.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
Find out about 10 important symptoms that could be warning signs of complications of rheumatoid arthritis or side effects of the medicine you take.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
Slideshow: What You Need to Know About RA
WebMD provides a pictorial overview of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Learn about the signs and symptoms of RA, how it is diagnosed, and the latest conventional and alternative treatments for this chronic condition.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis
Delve into the causes, symptoms, and pain relief treatments of osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Lupus
Lupus symptoms, skin rashes, joint pain, causes, diagnosis, and treatments are explained with pictures and scientific illustrations.
Quiz: Bone Up on Your Joints
They're all over your body, but what do you really know about your joints? This WebMD quiz gives you the facts.
Pain Quiz: What's Up With Everyday Aches?
Test your knowledge about everyday body aches and pains, why you’re hurting, and how to get relief. Find out more about low back pain, chronic pain, growing pains in children, and more.
Quiz: Do You Know How to Relieve Your OA Pain?
Try this quiz to find out how much you know about relieving your osteoarthritis pain.
Jaw Pain Quiz: Test Your TMJ/TMD Knowledge
How much do you know about jaw pain? Take this quiz about TMJ symptoms, TMD treatment, and what jaw popping and teeth clenching mean for your health. Test your jaw pain smarts now!