Hey Cathy! I, too, have arthritis in my knees, among a jillion other places! LOL I also have incredible leg pain which I try to blame on both the OA and the FMS. but not sure which is worst culprit. Actually, don't think it matters since it hurts no matter what! LOL I do have degenerative disc disease with at least seven herniations at last check, so think that also contributes. I suspect muscle spasms, too, since the pain is so widespread and different from the regular knee pain. I am going to have to decide soon about getting at least the left knee 'cleaned out' with arthroscopic surgery -- they tell me they can shave down the bone spurs, too, at the same time. I've just had so much really major surgery that I can't think about even this type of stuff without losing it pretty badly! Guess I've gotten chicken -- not to disparage chickens, of course! (Plus, I hate to be 'down' any worse since my grandchild lives with me and has enough to deal with!) This, too, will eventually get taken care of and something new will take its place! Doesn't it always?! LOL Know this doesn't help you, but I do know what you're dealing with -- try to hang tough!
Dx: FMS,OA,depression,anxiety,DDD with 7 herniations so far,HTN,IBS,cardiac
stent,failing aortic valve,angina,migraines with aura,many surgeries,+misc.
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