Well perhaps not quite as useful as I would have liked. He's suggesting I might have another condition going on concurrently. I have stiffness in the hands and feet in the morning which eases as I move around. But there is constant pain throughout the day made worse by stressing the joints.
I've had another steroid injection and I hope that works. Plan is to wait for 6 weeks to see how it all reacts and then plan something else. He's suggesting there may be something else going on as well, as the pain gets worse through the day. Perhaps I over-played that aspect, but when I have to stop when dog walking as it's getting to sore in the feet, may be not.
One thing is clear, it's devil to diagnose! Here's the list I presented to him (I assumed he liked it as he put it in the notes!) - look familiar to anyone?
•Both hands and feet have constant pain with twitching, stabbing, spiking pains and throbbing
•Left foot, middle toe also joined in with acute pain on lateral pressure in the foot, where foot is compressed. Very sharp arresting pain
•Toes across both feet are now matching my hands in terms of pain.
•Have been woken at night this week with my feet on fire and cooled them off at an open window
•I have bought light-weight airy shoes to cope with the heated sensation in my feet
•Fatigue is constant and I’m measuring activity for myself as I now know I’m going to be tired in the afternoon
•Now having to walk our dogs in the morning only, as doing it in the late afternoon causes too much discomfort for the rest of the evening.
•There has been some ankle soreness but perhaps not RA associated, but hinting that it’s coming
•Knees are also troublesome with outside of knee cap on left leg especially having a tearing sensation when kneeling or knee at 90 degress.