Why Do My Joints Hurt?

The symptoms of joint pain vary from one person to another and depending on the problem of origin. Despite these differences, some events are quite common: Stiffness - pain limiting joint movement Swelling of the joint Loss of function of the joint The severity of the symptoms will be proportional to the extent of damage to your joint. A hot-touch joint suggests that the inflammation or infection is severe and continuous, which is an emergency requiring medical intervention.