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Sore today

Did a couple of hours in the garden yesterday with quite long tests and today sore feet, sore knees and sensitive teeth???

Saw the Rheumatology nurse today and she was very supportive but a bit surprised I had only reduced from 20mgs to 16 since diagnosis in November. I told her I was still too sore in the mornings. I am also taking Methotrexate as there may be some from of rheumatoid but to me that is odd that it would start at the same time as PMR. I have only had 4 wks of Methotrexate and apparently it takes longer to help the pain. Quiet day today

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Hi Janicep, Yes a quiet day today sounds like a fabulous idea! Enjoy it!

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Thanks I did very little and hope the pains ease tomorrow. Do other people have sore feet with PMR?

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That's about the only thing on THIS tired, old body that isn't sore!

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Gardening is quite a challenge with PMR,l am looking forward to some warmer weather to make a start on mine,the winter has taken it,s toll on everything ,including a broken fence.Well done for getting out there,l hope you recover soon from all the soreness xx.

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My feet are constantly numb,and gardening really does affect my knees and just about everything else.

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PMR itself can be the forerunner (or herald) of LORA (late onset RA) - PMR isn't the disease, it is the name given to the symptoms of an underlying disorder and there are several, including a few sorts of inflammatory arthritis.

I have sore feet with PMR - originally they really hurt, tendonitis and synovitis probably, and it felt as if I was walking on a mix of sharp pebbles and broken glass but later it became more like having had the soles sandpapered! Other have said the same about walking on pebbles.

When did you last do 2 hours gardening in one go? Like all exercise you have to start small and build it up or your muscles will be very sore afterwards. Less practical perhaps, but spready what you did as 1/2 hour burst over a couple of days would probably have been a lot less painful in the long run!

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You don't realise at the time but you have probably gritted your teeth while gardening and as part of managing the pain. There was a cyclist who broke his collar bone during the tour de France but continued. He gritted his teeth so hard to deal with the pain I think all his molars were ground down. I have shattered a bridge and a crown over the years.

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Thanks for advice - I probably did a bit much at once - did not think about teeth as a result of gardening but makes sense - not quite so sore today - early autumn here. I am in New Zealand and weather has been over nice summer. My left foot feels like someone stood on it with a stiletto heel. I feel some heat and maybe get my massage coming on - have a good day or night wherever you are 😊🌞🌘

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Hi Janicep

I am a 'big' gardener - meaning that at least 3 days a week (pacing in between) I do at least 4 hours gardening - sometimes quite 'physical' - ie. wheelbarrows of mulch/manure etc. It sounds like a lot but I try to sit down and just stare at my 'progress' on and off and here in Western Australia we have had very little rain this summer so there is LOTS of watering which can be passive and reflective if I am not tempted to run around with heavy watering cans. But last week I relented and decided to do a longer bush walk with my partner than I have done for some time - it all seemed fine - painless even - until 2-3 days later when my feet (and one knee) hurt like hell for about another 3 days. I am thinking this is what PMRpro calls 'DOMS' or delayed onset muscle fatigue - just too much all at once. But I sympathise cos sore feet are (to use a nice garden 'mulchy metaphor) the 'last straw')- not to mention gritted teeth (ouch) !!

Best wishes

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Thanks and am pleased I have got the gardening done and a bit better today. 😀📖 reading at present so nice and relaxing

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