Hello. Just wondering if anyone else with RA has had x-rays showing calcification in joints and/or ligaments. My recent x-rays show calcification in my ankles and Achilles tendons. It feels like broken glass in my ankle joints.
I have two questions...
1) I'm wondering if this is common with RA sufferers, or if this may be caused from something else like years of walking on concrete for long hours.
2) Is there anything that can be done to remedy this? I do yoga, massage, rubbing with tennis balls, and use a percussion vibrator massage device. My doctor offered no suggestions.
3) Can this go away or ease up if an RA medication eventually starts working?
If you suffer from joint and muscle pain, I do recommend the percussion vibrators. I just borrowed one from my mother and it does help some, and is said to break up some of the calcification. With that said, nothing seems to stop the extreme pain completely. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.