Some of you may remember that I have been experimenting severe pain in my feet which has got worse over the last few years.
I've just had some more ultrasounds done and the report is not good. I have significant changes in both feet in the tasal and metatarsal joints.
I saw my Rheumatologist yesterday who says it is not clear if the problem is osteoarthritis causing secondary inflammation or inflammatory arthritis, he also said that my joint problems are now looking closer to rheumatoid than lupus now, although I don't have rheumatoid. He said that sometime the disease modifying medication can't make autoimmune diseases veer off in different directions.
He has referred me for Mri scans and said he may suggest steroid injections under ultrasound, more as a diagnostic tool than longterm management. He also talked about having the bones fused, but said that it is a difficult operation with a long recovery time.
I've been banging on about my feet for years now, to various Rheumatologists, so it's good that he is now dealing with the problem but as my feet are effecting practically every thing I do I'm looking for action.
As I have one replaced knee and one reconstructed knee and I'm now walking mostly on my heels due to foot pain, I'm worried that my new gait will damage my knees, it definitely causing pain in them and I am steadfastly ignoring the pain in my left hip!
Does anyone have any advice re midfoot pain?
Or failing that know any good jokes? 😀 Feeling a bit fed up today.
I hope you are all as well as possible and pain free.