Okay so as you know my hospital decided I didn't need treatment and I couldn't have inflammation in my knees if they couldn't see any in my hands although I had fluid in my finger and thumb joints. This was entirely contrary to the view they expressed in all my examinations to that point (the point being I don't qualify for biologics and am allergic to dmards
The consultant said they would refer me to physio as it was just something mechanical probably.
Heard nothing from the physio called and found out it had been put as a routine and the wait was 4 months. Bear in mind I had already waited 4 months for the ultrasound and was not alllwed any treatment whilst waiting for it. I was in tears in the scan saying I am in so much pain.
This week in desperation I paid for a physio assessment. I did not give any background to the physio but just asked them to assess and say what might be the problem.
So he says obvious and significant swelling in both knees wholly consistent with inflammation to the knee joints he did not know how I was managing to walk in so much pain. Same in my elbows and swelling in my thumbs. He was adamant that none of it was due to mechanical issues and suggested I see my doctor straightaway for blood tests as he felt I was showing all the symptoms of a systemic illness and his worry was it was RA! I then told him the background and he was astounded as he said it was obvious