Joint Pain Joint pain is sometimes referred to as the Greek word Arthralgia. Joint pain affects people of different ages including children, adults, and the elderly. Sport injuries place athletes at a greater risk for joint pain. Weakened bone strength put elderly people at risk for joint pain. A joint is the junction of two or more bones in the body. Several joints are inflexible and other joints let the body move in various positions. Joint pain is a symptom of an underlying problem. Joint pain can be caused by different injuries or conditions. Joint pain injuries including strains and sprains can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Some conditions that cause joint pain are infections, arthritis, gout, sickle cell disease, tendonitis, bursitis, Lyme disease, psoriasis and many others. There are many different home treatments for mild joint pain. Eating a nutritious diet along with exercise and stretching may help to boost mobility, flexibility, and overall fitness. Applying heat packs such as microwave heating pads like the Hot Cherry-Pit-Pack and cold packs such as the Cold Cherry-Pit-Pacs will help provide relief for moderate joint pain.