Suffering from joint pain? You’re not alone. According to recent research, almost one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past month. Joint pain  can have lots of causes: injury, osteoarthritis  or rheumatoid arthritis , bursitis , or gout  to name just a few. Not sure if your condition is severe enough to merit professional attention? Take this five-minute questionnaire.
- I have persistent pain or stiffness after getting out of bed in the morning.
- I have soreness and swelling in one or more joints.
- I have persistent pain, stiffness, soreness or swelling in one or more joints on an ongoing/recurrent basis.
- I avoid activities that I have previously loved doing (going to church, walking, shopping, etc.).
- My joint pain is interfering with my sleep .
- I am avoiding social activities because I do not want to slow everyone else down.
- My joint pain or the restrictions in my physical activity are making me feel anxious, helpless or depressed.
- I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and have been holding off total joint replacement.
If you agreed or strongly agree with any of these statements, you should consider seeking professional help. Contact Orthopaedic Services at The Brooklyn Hospital Center by calling 1.877.TBHC.DOC, or visit www.tbh.org  for more information.ShareThis