What do you do for knee pain caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What do you do for knee pain?? My left knee is swollen n painful for the past one week.. This is the first time RA attacked my knee.. Do not know how to manage.. Started prednisone.. Any suggestion???? Thank you all

Abira Carlson
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I’ve found using topical ointments like volini or Bengay works well for temporary relief. Hot and/or cold compress, tho I’ve only tried hot, also works temporarily. Light movement abd stretches if possible

Ritu Connell
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I tried topical ointment.. But it was a temporary relief. Stretches I am also thinking.. But with pin n swelling.. Ughh

Abira Carlson 3 years

I tried topical ointment.. But it was a temporary relief. Stretches I am also thinking.. But with pin n swelling.. Ughh

Abira Carlson 3 years

I tried topical ointment.. But it was a temporary relief. Stretches I am also thinking.. But with pin n swelling.. Ughh

Abira Carlson 3 years

I tried topical ointment.. But it was a temporary relief. Stretches I am also thinking.. But with pin n swelling.. Ughh

Abira Carlson 3 years

Both of my knees are swelled both of my hands I hurt all over this weather is just getting to me

Nancy Mcintosh
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Same here.. Cold weather increases my pain double.. After RA I hate winter

Abira Carlson 3 years

Same here.. Cold weather increases my pain double.. After RA I hate winter

Abira Carlson 3 years

Same here.. Cold weather increases my pain double.. After RA I hate winter

Abira Carlson 3 years

Same here.. Cold weather increases my pain double.. After RA I hate winter

Abira Carlson 3 years

Same here.. Cold weather increases my pain double.. After RA I hate winter

Abira Carlson 3 years

I take a liquid collagen product. Can walk up and down stairs without knee pain

Cynthia Hampton
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What brand?

Stephanie Merrill 3 years

That’s great cynthia.. Could you please tell me what is the product name?

Abira Carlson 3 years

Trying increasing your water intake and drinking cucumber and celery juice; this has been helping my knee.

Brianne Wall
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Brianne Wall I am drinking cucumbercelery juice on a regular basis once a day.. İt’s helping but pain n swelling is still there..

Abira Carlson 3 years

Don't stay on prednisone very long. It works but its terrible for weight gain

Mary Sellers
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I know.. But now at this moment prednisone is helping only.. I have 7 year old n I have to do all household chores.. Can’t lie down all day in bed with pain.. Just can’t afford that

Abira Carlson 3 years

I've been on Prednisone for 3 years I keep telling them the wing me off but they won't do it I Take 5 mg a day

Nancy Mcintosh
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You don't need to gain weight on Prednisone.. Watch your food intake.. Prednisone in itself does not make you gain weight.. I was on it for 12 years and never gained any excess weight.. İt's all about calories

Jacqueline Lugo 3 years

I haven't gained weight since I've been on them they just told me is bad for my bones

Nancy Mcintosh 3 years

I can't understand if they're bad for your bones why do they give it to you they used to help me but I don't think they help me anymore

Nancy Mcintosh 3 years

I've been on pred for a lil over a year and gained about 25 pds... And my left knee still hurts.. So I'm gonna try Ben gay n the cucumber water

Nellie Medrano 3 years

Nellie Medrano I feel for you... What caused the weight gain? Just a bigger appetite?

Jacqueline Lugo 3 years
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Prednisone injection to the knee. Usually start with hot and end with cold.

Jeannie Swenson
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Ohh.. I am scared of needle

Abira Carlson 3 years

I am scared of needles to

Nancy Mcintosh 3 years

Well luckily I am not. Any discomfort of the shot is so worth the relief you get.

Jeannie Swenson 3 years

I deal with the extreme pain - I do not want meds that mess me up further

Karla Campbell
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What do you do for pain?

Abira Carlson 3 years

Well Gabapentin - Effexor and Lamictal for depression and pain - I will not take anything further - These meds do not have bad side effects for myself - I just do not want anymore meds that can screw me up - Staying away from sugar and gluten help a lot!

Karla Campbell 3 years