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
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
I tried topical ointment.. But it was a temporary relief. Stretches I am also thinking.. But with pin n swelling.. Ughh
Both of my knees are swelled both of my hands I hurt all over this weather is just getting to me
Same here.. Cold weather increases my pain double.. After RA I hate winter
I take a liquid collagen product. Can walk up and down stairs without knee pain
That’s great cynthia.. Could you please tell me what is the product name?
Trying increasing your water intake and drinking cucumber and celery juice; this has been helping my knee.
Brianne Wall I am drinking cucumbercelery juice on a regular basis once a day.. İt’s helping but pain n swelling is still there..
Don't stay on prednisone very long. It works but its terrible for weight gain
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
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
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
I haven't gained weight since I've been on them they just told me is bad for my bones
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
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 I feel for you... What caused the weight gain? Just a bigger appetite?
Prednisone injection to the knee. Usually start with hot and end with cold.
Ohh.. I am scared of needle
I am scared of needles to
Well luckily I am not. Any discomfort of the shot is so worth the relief you get.
I deal with the extreme pain - I do not want meds that mess me up further
What do you do for pain?
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!