What causes joints to swell? Flarin | Joint pain news

What causes joints to swell?

Joint pain is often accompanied by redness and swelling – but why is this? Our joints are cush-ioned by soft tissue, and swelling is created when fluid accumulates in this tissue.1

If you suffer from arthritis, the area around your joints may feel warm and/or appear red and puffy/ swollen.2 Swollen joints could be a symptom of arthritis, or an injury. To understand why your joints are swollen we recommend talking to a doctor or healthcare professional.1

Some of the areas swelling could occur are:3

  • Hands
  • Wrists
  • Feet
  • Ankles
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Neck

Swollen joints can often make it harder to perform ordinary day to day tasks, which can be frus-trating! Excessive swelling may also cause a reduced range of motion around the joint.3

Treatments for swollen joints may include:

– Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen.4

– Using a cold pack for around 20 minutes.4

The information on this post should not be used to self-diagnose your condition, please contact a doctor or medical professional for advice on your condition.

Flarin 200mg soft capsules. Contains ibuprofen. Relief from rheumatic or muscular pain, also for the re-lief of pain of non-serious arthritic conditions (caused by swelling, stiffness and inflammation of joints), joint pain, back pain. Always read the label.


1. https://www.healthline.com/health/joint-swelling

2. https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/recogniz-ing-the-symptoms-of-arthritis

3. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322980#causes

4. https://www.spirehealthcare.com/symptoms/swollen-joints/