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Ankles, knees, hips, wrists and back pain - What is this?

Postby Walnut from Alaska on Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:45 am

Hey folks,

I'm new to the forums, but am seeking answers. I'm 34, and about 3 weeks ago woke up with conditions like plantar fascitiis (sp) in both of my feet. The pain began a migration to my right ankle and left big toe, the next day to my knees, following that was my hips, wrists, and middle back. I also had some tightness in my upper abdominal muscles. Now this is where it has been consistent for the last few weeks. I went to the doctor and had blood drawn, tested everything from lupus, lyme, RA, strep, parvo, and more. Nothing popped on the tests. I've since seen an orthopedic surgeon who claimed it was polymyalgia rheumatica - but I don't know if he was just shooting from the hip - and prescribed me to get a steroid shot in my right ankle, where the swelling was the most pronounced. I'm taking a lot of anti-inflammatory stuff and tylenol, but this pain is getting to be pretty rough. I was hoping someone here might have experienced similar symptoms and maybe have the right advice on how I can manage this thing, or even what it is!

Thanks so much for the help!
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Re: Ankles, knees, hips, wrists and back pain - What is this

Postby talkhealth on Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:36 am

Hi Walnut from Alaska

Thank you for your recent post. In October we will be running an online clinic on arthritis and pain management, which you may find worthwhile. Please also have a look at the online clinic we ran last year on the same topic as there may be some useful information/pointers in there too, [url][/url].

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