Those little aches and pains—what ARE they?

What are those little aches and pains?No matter how healthy we are, or how carefully we take care of ourselves, we all experience nagging aches and pains at some point in our lives.  Sometimes we know why we’re hurting—we got too competitive in a game of softball or we picked up a heavy object without bending our knees.  But sometimes these areas of pain are a mystery.

Today on the blog, we’ll take a quick look at some little-known causes of aches and pains.

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum.  It’s caused by physical What are those little aches and pains?activity, trauma or strain to the ribcage, and it can cause pain in the chest, ribcage area or even the arm.
Influenza (also known as “the flu”) can cause aches and pains in the joints.  It’s caused by an airborne virus that’s passed from person to person through breathing, speaking, sneezing, etc.

Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood.  It can cause sudden, extreme pain in the toe or the knee.
Fractures can often remain undiagnosed and cause lingering pain due to muscle spasm or nerve irritation around the fracture area.  If you have ongoing pain after a fall or other trauma, consult with your doctor.

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis in which the cartilage between the bones wears down.  The resulting friction causes pain, usually in the hands, feet, spine, hips and knees.  Osteoarthritis can be caused by age, obesity, diabetes or hormone disorders.

Little aches and pains are a normal part of life, but if you’re not sure what they mean or why you have them, it’s always best to talk to your doctor.  The BioMat will provide relief from a wide range of aches and pains, including those mentioned in today’s post, so once you’ve determined the diagnosis, use your BioMat to alleviate the symptoms and promote healing.

Please note:
this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition. You should consult a medical professional regarding any specific health concerns.