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Does Humira Cause Joint Pain
I take Humira, 100mgNycynta(5) & 10mg Oxycontin (3)for AS & SI joint pain. Are there other safer options for pain? I have gut/esophagus issues as well
Pain control: That sounds like a fairly common pain med schedule. Perhaps discuss changing the OxyContin to NucyntaER with Nucynta immediate release for use as needed for breakthrough pain. Nucynta has less side effects (especially in the gut) and that might be a benefit for you. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
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