Both joint and muscle bleeds can cause pain. For people with hemophilia with inhibitors, pain can affect your overall well-being and mood. It can also affect your ability to take part in activities and exercise.
This is something to watch out for, because if you don't feel like being active due to pain, it can cause weight gain, which might make the pain worse. It can be a bad cycle.
There are many options for treating pain. The first step — and the best step — in managing pain is to talk to your doctor or hemophilia care team about having a pain assessment done. There are different types of pain, so figuring out what type of pain you're having can influence the treatment for it.
Pain treatment might include4,7: