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Joint swelling

Also known as Swollen Joint

Joint swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of joint swelling are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and strep throat. Other possible causes, such as joint effusion, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with joint swelling often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, electrolytes panel, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other therapeutic procedures and blood culture .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with joint swelling include folic acid, methotrexate, flumazenil, chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine, rituximab, amantadine, acetaminophen / tramadol, eszopiclone (lunesta), oxcarbazepine (trileptal), valacyclovir (valtrex), donepezil (aricept), methocarbamol and diclofenac .

Folic Acid
$3
(28 days)
Methotrexate
$14
(28 days)
Flumazenil
Under $1
(0 days)
Rituximab
$5743
(21 days)
Amantadine
$28
(28 days)
Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
$164
(28 days)
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
$95
(28 days)
Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
$202
(21 days)
Donepezil (Aricept)
$210
(28 days)
Methocarbamol
$14
(28 days)
Diclofenac
$59
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for joint swelling include age 30-44 years, race/ethnicity = black and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = hispanic and age < 1 years almost never get joint swelling.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
1.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.7x
Hispanic
0.0x
White
1.0x
Other
1.2x
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