You are probably a little too familiar with joint pain, but less so with the outlier conditions that cause the pain (it’s not always arthritis and osteoarthritis).

However, many other things can contribute to joint ache; here are 5 to think about:

  • Allergy to your Medication

Meds are designed to treat you.

However, there are some types, particularly antibiotics like penicillin that could cause a reaction that will fuel your agony.

What these meds do is they trigger an inflammatory antibody response, and this might cause pain to the joint.

However, unlike other causes, the effects of reaction to meds is manifested all over the body and frequently accompanied by skin rashes, GI irritation and eyes becoming red.

  • Gout

Gout is a painful condition that is caused by the build-up of uric acid, which later forms crystals that cause inflammation in your joints.

Gout is usually associated with a big toe- and that’s it where it usually strikes first, but it can also develop in other areas of the body.

Though gout is commonly associated with men, women are prone too, especially after menopause.

Along with your symptoms, a physician will draw the fluid and check for the uric crystals to confirm a diagnosis.

  • Sarcoidosis

Your body has an auto-defensive mechanism that keeps off the invaders trying to make you sick.

However, if you have sarcoidosis arthritis, aka iMove for joint pain, an inflammatory condition, there is a break in the defensive mechanism. Instead, the immune cells start to form clusters in different organs and this results in a myriad of conditions such as fever, fatigue, and wheezing.

  • Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an inflammatory response in the central nervous system which sends signals of pain in the body.

This condition is more common in women than in men and is believed to be caused by stress.

  • Bone cancer

Who though joint pain could be an indicator of bone cancer?

Though the chances are quite slim, you cannot ignore the fact that you develop it.

Pain in the bones is a classic symptom of bone cancer, and it usually worsens night time or when you are active.

The joint pain associated with bone cancer is similar to the pain that would feel if you have arthritis and therefore, you should not fear for the worst.


Above are some of the things that joint pain might be telling you. However, as we have seen, most of the conditions usually overlap, and you should never make a diagnosis without professionals approval.