I was diagnosed with RA and my left knee is swollen, can it turn back to its regular size?

My left knee is so swollen and can hardly bend it which makes walking very difficult. I was just diagnosed with RA. Will my knee go back to a regular size?

Brenda Eastman
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Mine did I am on methylprednisolone for the swelling and Methotrexate for the RA.

Elizabeth Huffman
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Prednisone is the only thing that helped me when they were like that

Lina Major
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Me too, Lina

Sarah Hicks 3 years

Oh I do not like Prednisone it did nothing for my pain and I hate the side effects I ate everything in site I was angry and I cried at a drop of a hat. The Methylprednisolone I don't have those side effects and the first day I took my first dose my swelling went down in half and no pain when I went to sleep

Elizabeth Huffman 3 years

Feel better

Lina Major
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Thank you

Brenda Eastman 3 years

Mine were swollen too but within about three months of following AIP paleo the swelling went away and so did the knee pain. Hang in there!

Jane Person
J

Hope get to feeling better soon. Prayers for you

Priscilla Mclaughlin
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Acupuncture

April Lockett
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Anti inflammatory diet, probiotics,and ginger root tea

April Lockett
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Hi, pls do u know any substance that contains probiotics?

Millicent Doss 3 years

Millicent Doss look into kefir

Pauline Bradshaw 3 years

I make my own.

Pauline Bradshaw 3 years

Millicent Doss yogurt

Crystal Ransom 3 years

The only thing im not doing is a pro biotic.

Brenda Eastman
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Definitely change your diet

April Lockett 3 years

Meds helped me deal with pain, but led to other issues. Diet and exercise have been more helpful in the long-term for me. Remember to take care of your WHOLE self, and be well. Take advantage of this resourceful group! Some approaches take longer than others, but don't give up on it; you'll find your way.

Nicole Larkin
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Yes. Rest when you need rest. Time heals these flares.

Joyce Gallegos
J

Yes. My pain/inflammation last like 3 days per joint

Gabriela Spicer
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Dr drained mine and never had problems since

Paula Shannon
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Yea mine was drained 3 times and kept coming back until I did prednisone and then when I was off that it came back again and now I am on Methylprednisolne

Elizabeth Huffman 3 years

Elizabeth Huffman so sorry hopefully methyprednisone will help.

Paula Shannon 3 years

Paula Shannon oh is has I just hope the swelling stays down

Elizabeth Huffman 3 years

Accuponture I'm on my third treatment & it's amazing

Sandra Pitts
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Does he put the needles on your knee?

Brenda Eastman 3 years

brenda yes. I've been in pain for about two months. I had excruciating pain in left knee but I was having pain in my ankles knees shoulders neck & hands. I'm taking humira naproxen hydroxycloroquine so my doctor added methylprednisolone. Still could barely walk needed a cane. I decided to try Accuponture & I was still feeling better one day horrible the next even with drinking all my meds. Saturday she put Needles in my knees & wrists and put a heat lamp on left knee. My left knee hurt like if someone was drilling the bone I sucked it up. When I got out of there no pain in the bones but only sore muscles around knee. I also started drinking the arthritis green smoothie. I'm trying everything to be pain free.

Sandra Pitts 3 years

I hope you get relief soon Sandra Pitts

Brenda Eastman 3 years

So sorry about that but it will surely pass n ur leg will be it normal /regular size. Just take ur meds rightly n have enough rest as well.

Millicent Doss
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Yes try Accupunture

Patricia Morales
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I have the same problem too, n it sucks. I'm looking into Acupuncture cause I heard it helps. I've been on crutches for a yr and hope n pray I'll get to walk soon without them.

Adee Grove
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I'm using a cane knee swelling pain balance and coordination problems not fun. But hopefully it will be better

Binta Eldridge
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Yea I have been using a crutch since the beginning of april

Elizabeth Huffman 3 years

Have you tried vitamin B12? Is the only thing that worked for me!

Carol Love
C

I went in a couple times and just had them remove the built up fluid. Does not take long and it is easy to do and makes it feel so much better. Worth a shot asking your provider if they will do that. Leaving it swollen and full of fluid is not good because then you start to compensate for it and can actually do other damage in the process.

Lezley Maloney
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They always do, but u might need medicine on that. I take MTX.

Mary Case
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Ya the swelling comes and goes as well as the pain

Karen Chang
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