Arthritis Pain

Arthritis Pain

If you have arthritis, you know pain. But there are more than 100 forms of arthritis and related diseases, and not all arthritis pain is alike. The processes and sources of pain are different for each type of arthritis and related disease.

This section of Breaking the Arthritis Pain Chain will help you better understand what may be causing your arthritis pain.

Where it Hurts

Understand the basic anatomy of a joint and what may cause pain.

Mechanisms of Pain

Your body processes pain signals differently depending on the source of pain.

Osteoarthritis Pain

Learn what causes pain in this common form of arthritis.

Inflammatory Joint Pain

Learn how inflammation fuels your pain.

Musculoskeletal Pain

Many arthritis-related disorders cause pain in your muscles and other soft tissues.

Back Pain

Back pain is very common, but arthritis is not usually its cause.

Centralized Pain

Pain that begins in the brain or spinal cord can often become widespread and difficult to pinpoint.

Comorbid Conditions and Pain

Many people with arthritis also have other chronic conditions that can also be painful.

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