Chronic inflammation is a condition when your immune system starts attacking your body rather than healing it. In normal circumstances, when your body is injured, your immune cells travel to the affected area and summon cytokines that create pain thereby signalling to the body that there’s a problem. As a result, the blood flow increases and white blood cells surround the area to heal the injury. It’s the case of acute inflammation and is needed for one’s well-being. Acute inflammation helps you heal while chronic inflammation leads to various illnesses such as heart diseases, arthritis, irritable bowel diseases, and Psoriasis.
Joint pain is one of the most common medical problems. It can be caused by different factors including injury in ligament, bones or cartilages within the joint or surrounding the joint. It’s also caused by arthritis (such as Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis). To know the underlying cause of joint pain, it’s important to get these tests done.