Why Our Bones and Joints Ache During the Aging Process

Updated on December 16, 2019


So, you’re getting a bit older and you’re finally starting to feel it in your body. In fact, there are certain days where the pain is so severe that it prevents you from doing things that you want or need to do.

Aches and pains are completely natural and something everyone experiences during the aging process. With that being said, it’s still a good idea to know what’s going on with your body, so at worst, you can reduce your pain and live your life to the fullest.

So what exactly is causing you to feel all of that pain anyway? And what can you do to prevent it from happening? We’ve got the answers to those questions, and more, in this article!

Now then, let’s get started!

Breaking Down Why the Pain Exist

When it comes to pain that occurs due to age, there is a multitude of reasons as to why it may be occurring in the first place. In fact, there are 4 medical conditions that are the most common that are worth breaking down in detail.

The first condition, osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage inside of your joins starts to break down. This usually results in pain or stiffness that you can feel in the joints themselves. 

Osteoporosis is when your bones start to lose size and begin to break down, leading to them hurting and fracturing easier. Rheumatoid arthritis is a sort of inflammation of the joints, which again, causes pain and stiffness.

Last but not least, there are overall muscle weakness and pain, which is natural, although it can be worsened due to lack of activity.

Here’s What You Can Do About It

If you believe that you may have one of these medical conditions, or if you’re just feeling pain, a visit with your doctor is the first place to start. They can confirm what is going on and help you figure out a plan that you can follow to deal with it.

A doctor will probably prescribe you some medication, which of course, can help a great deal. A doctor will also most likely recommend a proper diet, exercise, and maybe even physical therapy to deal with the pain. Stem cell therapy for arthritis is also growing in popularity due to positive results and may be worth considering. 

Dealing with Pain During the Aging Process

Well, there you have it! That is a basic guideline for dealing with and understanding why pain occurs during the aging process. Using this information, you can now better understand your body, as well as prevent this pain from derailing your life.

Again, if you have life-altering pain on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to visit the doctor to confirm nothing major is wrong. And if you do have something going on, the doctor will probably prescribe you some medication, as well as give you some tips on how to deal with the issue.

Regardless, it’s wise to remain physically active and make healthy choices with your diet so you can remain as healthy as possible. Physical therapy may not be a bad idea, either, if the pain is severe. 

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