I sleep with my head inclined and pillows under my knees. I often wake and my knees are really stiff with horrible tearing pain and I can't get out of bed very well and sometimes there is a little heat under my kneecap, but it is hard to feel, They don't swell. My xrays show only very very very mild arthritis. Can this arthritis be like a lupus type arthritis? Can it occur without swelling and redness? The pain is absolutely horrible. And with the negative xrays for severe arthritis and other problems, it is very puzzling to the doctors. The only thing that puts a dent in it is bengay, heat and ice seem to irritate it more.
Thanks for any help you can give me and I hope this post finds you all well.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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