I'm a 46 y.o. female. No children. I am having some strange and new symptoms, painful things, and I saw my PCP Thursday, and had blood drawn, to run tests. He thinks I have RA, or OA, or more likely, Lupus. We hope to know more this coming week. In the meantime, can anyone give me an idea of what is going on?
Symptoms started 3 - 4 months ago.
One day, I... (12 replies)
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... Thank you for the reply.
Yes, this is what I'm confused over... why I do not have any pain. All I have is this weird stiffness and like a lump/swelling near the ankle joint. Not a lump as in it looks like a cyst or something very superficial. This is within the tissue. (8 replies)
... tore that kind of hold the ankle in place and it might help. They also remind you not to move the ankle....a bigger help. Might try one for a week and see if the stiffness goes down. ... (8 replies)
... I don't know what is wrong with me. All I know is about a week and a half ago, I felt a tight band, a stiffness around my left ankle, the front part. THEN suddenly I feel like my foot is not flexing properly, like it's stiff. I have zero pain. ... (8 replies)
... Hi Chillytoes,
I love your handle -- a good name for me as well since I have problems with icy hands and feet. Just over a year ago, I started having trouble with my feet, and like you, I attributed the initially mild symptoms to a number of things: swelling (or growing) feet due to menopause, problems adjusting to all new footwear (I had replaced all existing shoes due... (8 replies)
... Since awakening this morning, the ball of my foot has been swollen. ... (0 replies)
... Luv, yes I did have pain, stiffness and redness with the swelling. It was constant and lasted about a year... ... (21 replies)
... I know the doc can take a sample of the fluid around the joint & send for testing. I think with synovitis, white blood cells accumlate in the synovium around the joint & causes painful inflammation, redness, stiffness. It can happen because of inflammatory disease, injury, & sometimes they don't know why. Back when mine first started, the doc never asked if i was having any... (21 replies)
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... soon as I take the first step I almost fall because the pain is so bad. But the second and the rest of the steps are alot less painfull. I don't think that it is stiffness because it usually takes alot longer to work out the stiffness. Both feet hurt but that first step pain is only in my left foot. ... (6 replies)
... Hi all. I'm new here, so if there's a better board to use for my questions, please just let me know.
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