I’ve been reading questions and comments for a few weeks now, but this is my first post. I can’t seem to get rid of my swollen, stiff knees. My PMR has been with me for about 2-1/2 years now, and I’ve yet to get below 7 mg prednisone with any success. My rheumatologist upped my dose to 20 mg last fall, and it helped some. I did a slow taper down to 6.5, and now my knees are worse than ever. I’ve taken myself back up to 10, hoping for an improvement. Still really stiff and achy in the mornings. I find when I supplement with naproxen or ibuprofen it helps, but I don’t want to take those everyday along with the prednisone. This is interfering with my tennis! Anyone have any suggestions about how to deal with swollen knees? Thanks so much!