Joint diseases and problems
Joint problems can happen through overuse, accidents or diseases. Joint diseases and problems can cause pain and make your joints stiff or swollen. See below to learn more about the conditions that can affect joints.
Amyloidosis is a group of diseases that can affect the brain, heart, joints or kidneys.
This rare form of arthritis affects the spine’s joints and ligaments and sometimes other joints. There’s no cure, but treatment can ease the symptoms.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 conditions that affect the joints of the body. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment.
Arthritis in children (juvenile idiopathic arthritis)
When arthritis develops in someone under 16, it is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatments here.
Baker's cysts are caused by fluid that comes from the knee joint. Learn more about treatment and dealing with complications here.
Bursitis is the inflammation of fluid-filled cushions called bursae, which protect areas where tendons cross bones and joints. Learn more here.
People with Ehlers-Danlos have very loose joints and easily bruised or stretchy skin. Symptoms can be managed, but the risk of injury is increased.
Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid, leading to symptoms like painful joint inflammation. Learn more here.
Hip dysplasia is usually detected in babies, but adolescents and adults may also experience symptoms. Find out more about the disorder here.
Hip pain is very common. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and self-care options and when to seek medical attention.
Joint pain and swelling
Joint pain and swelling can affect any joint in the body, and is often accompanied by stiffness and aches. Find out how to relieve the pain.
There are two general kinds of knee problems: mechanical and inflammatory. Find out more about knee injuries as a result of accidents or illness.
Discover more about the causes of and risk factors for knee pain, as well as treatment options and how it's diagnosed.
Osteoarthritis is a common, long-term joint condition that causes pain and limits joint movement. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment.
Perthes disease is a painful condition of the hip which usually occurs in children. It can take time, but most children recover fully. Read more here.
Psoriatic arthritis is a disease that affects your joints. It occurs in people with psoriasis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment here.
Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Pain in the jaw or 'locking' of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. Learn more about TMJ symptoms and treatments.