I am very confused. In the past few weeks, I developed pan in the my hips--both of them. Also my knees hurt as well as a spot in my right upper arm and my right big toe (which also has a bunion on it.) My GP said this is bursitis which is directly related to my ataxia because of my strange small-stepped, forward-tilting gait. However my neuro discounted that and said I should see a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. In the meantime, I have done nothing. The pain is pronounced when I move even after 5 minutes of stillness. (I feel as if I am 100 years old which I am far from!!!) The pain then abates and then revisits if I go on a long walk My ataxia is believed to be induced by an auto-immune condition. I have determinedly and probably stupidly refused to walk with a cane or any identifying aide but the end of this vanity is coming.
In the a.m., the pain abates because I do exercises in bed. Has anyone experienced this?