I had a bad knee before lyme. I had a torn meniscus a few years ago and had arthroscopic surgery to repair it. When I got sick with lyme, my worst symptom was my knees, especially the proviously injured one. I got around by getting quatrerly injections and anti-inflamatory drugs. Once I saw a LLMD and my antibiotics changed, my knee pain worsened so badly that I didn't think I could bear it any longer. I spoke with my LLMD and they told me to do a couple of things.. Drink lots of lemon water, eat a high alkaline diet, take tumeric, and most important..start a supplement called Kaprex. I also started plaquenil. I am feeling much better with what they told me to do and I hope to be even better once the Kaprex gets here and I can start that.
I was xrayed and it showed severe osteoarthritis. Both my ortho and LLMD believe it was caused by the lyme.