Some medical conditions that can cause joint pain and potential blood clots are lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are also autoimmune disorders, where the immune system attacks the body. With lupus, the immune system can cause damage to skin tissues and organs, states Medical News Today. and the damage that occurs in rheumatoid arthritis is to the joints.
Some symptoms associated with lupus are joints the ache and inflamed, blood-clotting issues, fatigue, fever and skin rashes or lesions.
In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the damage done by the immune system is to the body joints, especially the hands, wrists, hips and knees. Some symptoms are morning stiffness and swollen and painful joints. Having rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of developing blood clots, notes WebMD.
Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are incurable conditions. Treatment for these autoimmune disorders entail managing the troubling symptoms associated with each of them.