Is there help with feet and leg pain/stiffness ? My Dad was diagnosed with GCA/PMR 2 years ago aged 75.prior to this he was a very fit/energetic man always on the go . The only medication he took was occasional paracetamol and now he came out of hospital with a bag full . February 2016 he was admitted to hosp with a very high reading CRP. He couldn’t walk , eat and lost sight in one eye . Discharged after 3 1/2 weeks and was told he had Sepsis he was put on 20 mg of Pred End of May 2016 . He started to improve somewhat started reducing pred he got to 12 mg then he had a relapse 12 Months later admitted again it was suggested it was GCA he was put on 60 mg Pred intravenously And could not tolerate high dose .He suffered a heart attack September 2017 .Currently steadily reducing Pred think he’s on now 7 mg .so 2 years on he is left with blindness in one eye .feet and legs numb / stiff !! If he exercises they feel worse . He doesn’t walk well , gets fatigued very quickly and quite weak . Is he ever going to feel any different ? He doesn’t really have any quality of life . I want my Dad back .are his feet /legs damaged ? Will they ever improve?
He’s back at the rheumatologist in a couple of weeks .
Any suggestions and help gratefully received .