March 28, 2007 4:09pm CST
I have rheumatoid arthritis, but for ages now my doctors have been passing the buck regarding my knees. My rheumatologist says the problem is degenerative and my gp says he doesn't want to touch them cause they are arthritic. My left knee has been scoped, but the right has not. The pain has gotten so bad that is seems to be affecting my whole leg. It just hurts all over.Is that possible? If it is the knee, why is the rest of the leg hurting? What do you all know?
• United States
31 Oct 07
I don't know a whole lot about what would be causing the knee pain, but I know of a few things that can help with the pain until your doctors figure out a long-term solution. Have you tried Biofreeze? My whole family uses it for their knees, backs, sore muscles, and anywhere else that is sore. It comes in gel or spray form, it does not burn, and it works really well. Have you tried wearing a full knee brace? Using a fuller knee brace provides warmth to the joint, which helps ease the pain of RA. There are a lot of options as far as knee braces. Anyways, I hope that helps out a little. Sorry I don't know too much about your condition. If you want to find any more about the braces or Biofreeze, check out http://www.activeforever.com . Good luck and take care!