Joint Pain Location

Pain in a joint that isn't the direct result of an injury is most likely caused by arthritis, particularly in adults. The most common type of arthritis causing joint pain is osteoarthritis - most commonly in the hip and knee joints - although other arthritis types can also cause pain in one or more joints.

Choose from the topics below to discover the symptoms, causes, and treatments for your arthritic condition.


Shoulder Pain

Shoulder arthritis is usually caused by degeneration, falling injuries, and inflammatory arthritis conditions. Signs of shoulder arthritis are limited range of motion, tenderness, and gradual increases in pain.

Neck and Back Pain

Neck and back pain is caused by degenerative or inflammatory conditions, including osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or rheumatoid arthritis. These types of arthritis cause pain and stiffness in the spine.

Elbow Pain

A common cause of elbow pain is bursitis, where the bursa located at the outside of the tip of the elbow becomes inflamed and swollen. Other causes of elbow pain can include degenerative or inflammatory arthritis conditions.

Hip Pain

Arthritis in the hip is usually from osteoarthritis, auto-immune changes, or brought on by injury. The hip pain felt may be a dull ache in the thigh or groin or a quick, stabbing pain where there is movement.

Knee Pain

Knee pain from arthritis is usually due to osteoarthritis, although it could also be rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. Symptoms of knee osteoarthritis usually come and go, and can include aches, stiffness, swelling and periodic flare-ups of intense pain.

Ankle and Foot Pain

Ankle and foot pain can be caused by osteoarthritis, bursitis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Signs of ankle or foot arthritis include pain, stiffness, swelling, difficulty walking, and crunching noises in the joint (known as crepitus).