What Is Arthritis And Does Arthritis Cause Joint Pain?

Do you have “joint pain?”  It may caused by “wear and tear” arthritis.  Arthritis is bony growth or spurs on the bones where muscles attach.

Or maybe it is NOT caused by arthritis.

Most pain is caused by muscles and muscles are fixable.  This is true even if your doctor sees arthritic changes on an x-ray. 

We all have bony changes but we do not all have pain!

Joint pain is often really muscle pain.  We think it’s joint pain because that’s where we feel it–in the joint.

But here’s the cool thing:

When you ‘release’ or relax the muscles that cross over the joint, the pain goes away.  You can relax the muscles with massage, self-massage, heat or cold.

Have you heard me say that bodies heal all the time?  That’s just because it’s true!  🙂

And that goes for joint pain, too.

When you skin your knee or cut yourself you can watch it heal over the course of several days.  But when the pain is inside, you can’t see it heal.

But it can and it does.

Bodies heal all the time.  That includes arthritic aches and pains.

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