Are you familiar with the aches and pains that come from the body’s natural aging process? Does that really mean we should accept joint pain as a fact of life? Not necessarily.
Understanding how joints actually work and why joint discomfort occurs is a major first step in managing pain. There’s a lot to keep track of; your body is made up of 203 joints which span between two or more bones. That’s a lot of moving parts that are aging and changing at different rates.
To keep things simple here’s a quick primer on the different parts of the joint that will help you map where the pain might be coming from: