lupus and your knees

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kirbyluvsonj
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   Posted 10/27/2012 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hi i have had terrible pain in my knees so my dr had xrays taken it showed i have narrowing of the knees. Is this caused by lupus or something else

couchtater
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   Posted 10/27/2012 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know. I do suffer from knee pain though.
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MetoYou
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   Posted 11/2/2012 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be allsorts but when i was diagnosed with lupus the first pain inoticed was actually in my knees but that doest mean itsthe same for you

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   Posted 11/2/2012 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
"Narrowing of knee joints" is when the joint cartilage between the knee bones is deteriorating and causing the bones to rub against each other.

I haven't seen anything that would directly attribute that to Lupus. However, I can imagine that the inflammation from Lupus could possibly contribute to cartilage deterioration.

You probably want to ask your rheumatologist - they can give you the best answer for your particular combination of things. (For instance, if you've never had Lupus inflammation in the knee, it might not be related at all.)

Hope that helps...
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