I need some advice please........does pred. mask pain other than from PMR? I am continually confused at what is PMR pain and what is pain from the one fractured femur and the other pinned femur but not healed thanks to the pred. I think I have had a flare due to lots of pressure at work and I also know that I am walking very badly favouring the leg with the fracture and this is throwing my spine (spondilyliosthesis) out and the back of my pelvis. Crutches when out don't help the shoulder and add intense hand pain although an indoor wheelie does help me to walk a little taller. I need to make a decision before the end of year whether to have the fractured leg pinned ( am always at risk of it snapping if I slip) but I have been told that it could snap during surgery leaving me with a second pinned leg not healing. I am using ultrasound bone healing machines (Exogen) which are certainly helping new bone growth in the pinned leg but the fractured leg has become more painful lately. I am not sure if this is muscle pain from the PMR or pain from the femur which is what I need to get a handle on. The problem is that these femurs are bang next to one of the largest muscles in the body in the thigh...a perfect target for PMR. Any help gladly received. Ida
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