Having a terrible time with my legs now
Posted 07 September 2008 - 04:10 AM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 04:55 AM
I have not advise but wanted you know that I'm thinking of you - good luck with the doctors appt.
In Sclero Bonds (haha!)
Posted 07 September 2008 - 05:41 AM
I'm sorry that you are having so much pain as of late. I experienced knee and hip pain a little over a year ago. I never contributed it to the sclero, but after reading some of the recent posts about knee and hip pain I wonder it was a condition of the disease. It came quickly stayed for months and left as quickly as it came. I have not experienced it since. It sounds like they hurt only when using them to get up and walk? Are you able to just relax and move around as little as possible until you can speak to a Dr? I know it's hard to do. Do you think you may have worked too hard in the yard last week? Regardless, I hope you experience some relief soon.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:41 AM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:01 AM
I have a lot of knee problems too. The first step is to get an evaluation to see what exactly is the problem. I was misdiagnosed for years by my orthopedist, he thought my arthritis was between the teo leg bones and gave me shots and everything, nothing helped that he did. Finally, my rheumatologist said the arthritis was behind the knee cap and sent me to physical therapy. I was doubtful, but with a lot of work, it worked. Of course I have to keep it up and lose weight, but that's the crux. Find out why your knees hurst so bad, if it's getting up from sitting and going up stairs, the chances are you have what I have. Best of luck, it's a long hard row...
Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:55 AM
Sorry to hear you're having all that pain! It was nice that you and your mother tried to go all the way...I'm sure that your daughter appreciated that being her new place and all. I hope you get relief soon and get into your doctor early!! Take care.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:52 AM
Sorry you are going through so much. I too have leg problems and my knees hurt especially walking up or down stairs. I do not have erosive arthritis so there is no damage yet, just pain and not everyday. It is probably a good thing to give your rheumalogist a call. Even though we have a disease which causes much pain I know there is a treatment for it. It does seem to take awhile sometiimes to find it. Keep searching.
Wishing you speedy relief,