If you’re experiencing signs that your body has inflammation it may crop up in a number of different ways, and be a sign of a number of different health concerns. Usually, inflammation is associated with joint health, since arthritis is one of the top causes of pain and swelling. But inflammation can come about due to other health issues, and show up in the form of other signs and symptoms, beyond just swollen joints.
While you want to tell your doctor if you notice any of these signs, keep in mind that not all inflammation is bad. “We have two types of inflammation: acute and chronic,” nutrition coachAmanda Sauceda, MS, RDN,CLT tells Bustle. “Acute inflammation is important to our health because it helps us heal. Think about when you twist your ankle and it becomes hot, red, and swollen. That is part of our body’s response to help heal the injury.” And that’ll got away, once your ankle is healed.