Posted 2/14/2015 9:11 PM (GMT -6)
Hello, hope someone might be able to shed some light for me on this:
I'm a fit and healthy 30 year old male and over the past eight months have had 3 periods of swelling in my left knee. There was no real mechanism of injury except for the fact I kneel/squat a lot in my job. The first time I got the swelling I was kneeling and felt something wasn't right. The next day my knee was more than twice normal size, I was unable to bare weight or bend it.
Was seen in a minor injuries unit and subsequently given an MRI, which came back completely clear (the initial diagnosis was meniscal tear).
It took about 7 weeks before it was completely normal and I returned to work.
In a nut shell this repeated two more times (with slightly shorter recovery periods).
After the last time, I have been referred to the rheumatologist, who I am yet to see. Is this a sign of RA? Thanks.