Migrating Joint Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Migrating Joint Pain
Janice CarsonBy: Janice Carson

Overview of Migrating Joint Pain

Joint pain is a very common condition, and there are many people who suffer from joint pain due to various reasons. According to the statistics, around 52.5 million Americans were diagnosed with arthritis in 2012/2013. For many people, the joint pain may only affect a single body part; however, some people may experience their pain migrating from one joint to another. This is unlike other types of joint pain, and it might make people frustrated as well.

In migrating joint pain, patients suffer pain in different joints in a random interval without any signs or warning. This type of condition is usually seen among the people suffering from gonorrhea. This condition is so strange that even researchers have not been able to find out the actual cause of it. Because the root cause of this pain is harder to find, treating this condition is often challenging at times. It might be challenging, but not impossible. Don’t lose hope.

What are the Possible Causes of Migrating Joint Pain?

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As said in the earlier part of the article, the root cause of migrating joint pain is still unknown, but there are some common causes of migrating joint pain.

1. Hepatitis
The damage caused in the liver due to hepatitis B and C can lead to various joint related diseases.

2. Bacterial Endocarditis
Among the side effects of bacterial endocarditis, migrating joint pain is one of them.

3. Whipple’s Disease
It is one of the rare diseases caused due to bacterial infection. The infection leads to obstruction in absorption function of the body, and it leads to decreased immune system, severe weight loss, and insulin resistance. It can also aggravate migrating joint pain.

4. AIDS
AIDS is one of the common causes of migrating joint pain. It significantly weakens your immune system. When your immune system is weak, it becomes prone to various diseases. This can also cause joint inflammation, which ultimately leads to polyarthritis. The study shows that the HIV-positive patients can face many challenges in managing their inflammatory arthritis.

5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Sle)
It is a strange auto-immune condition where your body attacks itself. It develops quite quickly. SLE causes fever, rashes, and joint inflammation that also migrate to other joints.

In addition to these causes, there are many other causes of migrating joint pain like rheumatoid fever, gonoccocal arthritis, and others.

Symptoms of Migrating Joint Pain

There are some common symptoms of polyarthritis, and they are:

  • Rapid joint swelling
  • Higher intensity of pain in comparison of normal arthritis
  • Joint stiffness in an affected area
  • Constraint in moving body parts that are affected by joint pain

As these are the symptoms of migrating joint pain, the symptoms also become less intense in one joint and a rise in other joints. These symptoms don’t travel across body parts like from left to right hand.

Treating Your Migrating Joint Pain

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There is no complete cure for this problem; however, pain management is possible thanks to various effective treatment methods.

1. Exercise and Other Therapy
You simply cannot afford to stay passive when you’re suffering from joint pain. You may feel like taking rest whole day, but it won’t do any good to you. The study shows that regular workouts can significantly benefit the patients suffering from joint pain. It is better for you to consult your doctor to ask for the list of exercises that could help you in improving your condition. Sometimes your doctor may also suggest some alternative therapies for you.

2. Diet and Supplements
There are foods that can improve your joint health. They can make your body prepared to cope with the pain. Try to consume supplements like omega-3 fatty oils, Glucosamine and Chondroitin. The study shows that the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can help arthritis patients to reduce their pain. Also make sure you avoid foods that can degrade your joint health because all your efforts could be in vain if you ignore them.

3. Medications
Some analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicines can help in relieving the pain. There are medicines like Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and others to help you to manage your pain. However, do consult your doctor before consuming them because there are side effects of medications when you consume them inappropriately.

Final Verdict
You can overcome this problem, as there are people who have been able to overcome this problem. It can be hard, but don’t keep on thinking about your condition over and over again. Instead of getting stressed, try all the possible ways of treating your pain that is mentioned in this article. As migrating joint pain is triggered by various other health problems, it is also very important to get yourself diagnosed by your doctor. Don’t simply ignore the pain.

References:
https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4774153/