Inflammation that "should not be there"? That makes no sense at all, it is so easy to twist an ankle, stress an ankle, have a tight knee or hip, etc, all things that might cause inflammation in the Achilles tendon!! That might be a reasonable comment for other body parts, but as someone with chronic Achilles issues, totally apart from my Lupus, I find it bizarre.
If you are "under surveillance" for a possible Lupus diagnosis, they will be watching the inflammation markers in your blood. We often have higher inflammation due to the Lupus (the over-active autoimmune system) attacking something that is acting perfectly normally. That is, instead of attacking a germ or a disease, the Lupus causes an attack on perfectly normal organs and tissues.
Does this sometimes result in sore/inflammed muscle, tendons, joints, etc? Yes!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 3/29/2016 12:04:18 PM (GMT-6)