Migrating joint pain can be incredibly painful, frustrating, and confusing. Understanding more about it is important for sufferers of the condition.
While it’s fairly easy for most joint pain sufferers to understand things like arthritis or gout, migrating joint pain is something else entirely. Instead of just affecting a single joint like arthritis or other joint related issues, this problem actually involves pain that occurs in different joints throughout the body. The pain will move or ‘migrate’ to different joints at random intervals without warning. It’s a strange issue and one that can be frustrating to those suffering from it. And, sadly, not that much is known about it.
The big issue with migrating joint pain beyond the pain, of course is that thus far health care experts haven’t been able to determine its causes. While it’s well documented and obviously occurs on a regular basis, no specific underlying cause has been connected to it yet. There are a few theories, however.
Infection is one possibility. Many medical professionals think that colds and other viruses or infections are to blame and that it will trigger pain that moves from joint to joint. Another possibility is metabolic issues which may lead to joint related problems. And still another possibility is an existing illness. Many sufferers of this condition also have rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and gout. In some cases the migrating pain may be caused by these issues.
Treating the problem is difficult since identifying its cause will be hard to do. However, in cases where it’s caused by a known condition like gout or rheumatism, treating that issue is the obvious starting point.
Beyond the known potential causes, most medical experts suggest things like herbal remedies or natural supplements. Since most joint pain is caused by inflammation, taking supplements and herbal remedies that combat swelling or that strengthen joint components is a good idea. Things like Acrtium or Apis Mellifica are good options, as are glucosamine and chondroitin. Many patients have actually expressed that relief can be found through acupuncture, massage, and other alternative treatments. And of course for some, the use of mild OTC pain relievers may be needed to provide some temporary relief.
The key to unlocking the mystery of migrating joint pain has yet to be found, but there are numerous options out there which may be able to help you find some measure of relief from the problem and escape from the pain to some degree.