Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection, disease and tissue damage. Inflammation is driven by immune cells, and also serves to heighten the immune response. Features of inflamed tissues include*:
- Redness and warmth, from increased blood flow to the area.
- Swelling, from an influx of fluid.
In some cases, it can lead to problems moving around, completing daily activities (such as washing and dressing), and for some people, working. Joint pain may be better or worse at different times of the day. For example, you may find that your joint pain and is worst first thing in the morning. Pain in the join ts can also lead to tiredness and fatigue. Read More