I have always had pain in my knees when walking or standing. But last Sunday my right knee was very swollen with a lump on the side of it which was hot and like a brick wall to touch.It was so stiff and swollen I could barely walk, my husband had to half drag half carry me to the bathroom.
I have a diagnosis of RA and SLE After a couple of days rest the swelling went down somewhat but remains painful. I have noticed when I move it, especially from bending to standing I can feel and hear the bones moving.
I am beginning to think this is OA and not RA in my knee.