May is Arthritis Awareness Month and it is important for those who experience or have onset arthritis pain, to be knowledgeable about what to expect. Being in pain can be one of the most difficult parts about living with arthritis. Most people with arthritis in fact face frequent or ongoing aches and pains that affect their outlook on life. While you may not be able to avoid the pain that comes with arthritis, you can take control of the situation. Understanding the pain will better help you deal with it.

There are many different types of pain that are associated with arthritis:

  • Acute pain from inflammation, this pain comes from flare ups
  • Pain from joint damage, joints may become damaged over time
  • Pain after overuse or after long periods of inactivity
  • Bony enlargements
  • Exacerbation of pain, you can get stressed and worn down from the long time pain of arthritis

If you are experiencing any type of arthritis pain or think you have the onset of arthritis, it is important to see your doctor. Arthritis pain can take away from your daily activities and overall health, so take control of your pain. Pain Specialists of Charleston offers a variety of arthritis pain treatments that are adjusted to your needs. Call them today if you feel you are experiencing pain from arthritis.