My knees have been bothering me more and more to the point that many times I've wished I had a walker (though my self image wouldn't allow that thought to linger more than a half second) but getting up and down the stairs has become almost dangerous for me. If I've written about this before, please blame it on brain fog. I told my rheumy about it and she dismissed it and told me to talk to my PCP. She took xrays and said there was mild deterioration and suggested I go to an orthopedist. I saw him this week. When I told him about everyone passing the buck he shook his head. Anyway, the results were great, and pretty much what I suspected.
The deterioration is extremely mild so nothing has to be done there. I had told him I thought it was soft tissue inflammation (which is why I had first talked about this with my rheumy). He agreed and is sending me to a physical therapist to help me gain strength in my legs. He also wants me to take Celebrex. I know that having been pretty immobile for a couple of years, plus weight gain has been hard on my legs. Fortunately, I've lost 25 pounds and have been much more active, so the idea of physical therapy is wonderful.
Lupus, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, tricor, acifex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin