Prednisone joint pain side effect

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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Joint pains can be the cause of or the result of prednisone therapy.

Prednisone is used to treat the symptoms of many types of inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Reiter’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and polymyalgia rheumatica.

It is extremely effective for controlling symptoms. At the same time it is a drug with many potential side-effects.

At the same time if a patient takes a corticosteroid for more than a few weeks, they cannot not stop taking it suddenly. Disease symptoms such as joint pain with arthritis can get worse.

If steroid therapy must be discontinued after long term use, a tapering schedule needs to be followed.

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