I have a question? I’m a 64 year old women. Can rheumatoid arthritis start in the shoulders and the hips?
I was first diagnosed March 2017 with PMR and put on prednisone, until my left shoulder got really bad in August. I could hardly lift my arm. Rheumatologist sent me for MRI. There was synovitis and effusion. She put me on methotrexate and Sent me to a Orthopedic surgeon for his opinion. Long story short I had shoulder arthroscopic surgery. He found much inflammation, removed bone spur. Bad pain still in left shoulder and left hip. Other side of body does not hurt as bad. I’m now on Enbrel, Methotrexate and 7.5mg prednisone. I don’t have pain in my small joints could this still be rheumatoid arthritis?