Joint pain is often caused by overuse or injury. It is usually experienced as a tenderness or discomfort when touched, inflammation of the area, a bruised feeling, or restriction from any sort of movement. Joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders and is more common as you age. Joint pain can range from acute (going away after a few days or weeks) to chronic (lasting several weeks or months). Whether the pain is mildly irritating or debilitating, the pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with Salonpas® topical pain relievers and physical therapy.
See a doctor for pain lasting longer than a few days.