Swelling and Pain in Legs

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   Posted 1/1/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Hi, I am new to the chat room.  I have fibro and have a lot of swelling and pain in the back of my knees, it really bothers me to stand for longer periods. Do any others with fibro have this and also any recommendations on what I should do?
Thank you.  PK

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   Posted 1/1/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome PK,

I have pain in my knees all the time, but no swelling. Sometimes it's worse than others. When they get really bad I use a heating pad, bathe with epsom salts, or rub some pain cream into them. There is not much to do and relief doesn't last long, but it helps a bit.

I am sorry you are hurting so bad. I cannot stand for very long before my knees or feet hurt too bad. Right now my feet and hands are swelled and hurting the worst. You just never know with Fibro what will hurt next.

Good luck and hope you stay around!

Hugs!!    Margie

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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a problem with my left knee, a result of an injury last year, complimented by Fibro. It won't heal. I have to lean against something to stand on my feet, Ultimately, I buy shoes with good arch support, a slight heel and I use gel insoles. Good luck.
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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi PK,

Welcome to HealingWell. You have truly come to a good place. There is a world of information here.

When you get the chance, read fibro101. It is the second thread on the first page of the fibro forum. You will learn so much from reading it. Also keep posting. Ask questions and get to know us.

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   Posted 1/2/2009 1:33 AM (GMT -7)   
PK, I have pain in my knees but no swelling.  I want to tell you hi & welcome.  This is a wonderful place & the people are so caring & helpful.  Hugs, Denise

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