I have had PMR for about five years and it is reasonably well controlled with 5mg of Medrol. Recently I have been having problems with swollen and sore knees. I am slightly overweight, probably due to the cortisone and two relatively recent ankle operations which left me with very limited mobility for six weeks in each case.
I have been trying to do as much walking as possible but am being hampered by my sore knees. When I went to my rheumatologist a few months ago he examined my knees, noted they were swollen but didn’t mention osteoarthritis. He also didn’t say PMR was the culprit.
Is the knee pain likely to be PMR related or could it be something else? I can get rid of the pain by taking extra cortisone but I don’t want start upping my dose every time my knees get sore, I’m supposed to be tapering at the moment.