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Does it sound like i have rheumatoid arthritis?

Im in a predicament im a 40yr old male about to start a job i really need its good money im two weeks out from doing my medical check then off to train for six weeks then i start but!.. ive been sore in my groin and my hip…i fell on to concrete 9 years ago hurting my hip i didint go to doc over the years ive had pain on and off around groin and minor discomfort around joint..i found out 15 months ago i found i had super high blood pressure like 112/200 so i got putt on meds..i deceided to get fit and eat healthy as i can and I bought a treadmill! It was so good i lost weight and for once in my life i was fit running 5 times a week but this might have been my undoing! About six weeks ago my hip just started burning on the outside and getting pain at times deep into hip last week i got this rash just appeared over my hip stayed for week then subsided,and ive been getting burning at the bottom front of my shins and skin on legs feels sensitive to pressure like ive got a sting or something at times real range of motion isint to bad i can tie my shoes and walk ok but know even walking fast on treadmill my hip burns.. i want to go to doctor but i need to get this job aswell sorry for novel! Any help would be appreciated

  1. Hi . As much as you want this job, you need to see a doctor ASAP. We are not medical experts, so we can't tell you what is going on for sure, but there is always the possibility that you have developed sepsis in the joint, which often comes with a rash. Sepsis is very serious and can be fatal if untreated. Hopefully, they will postpone your start date. Please keep us posted. I will be thinking of you and sending lots of healing thoughts your way. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. hi lori thank u for reply im so torn right now my wife quit her job teaching so is only releaving im scared if i go doc they will tell me i have something that will stop me getting job but ur right i might have to go doc that rash scared me because it appeared so fast

  2. As Lori says, it is important for you to get evaluated by a doctor. It is possible they can offer you a diagnosis and treatment plan that enables you to start your job in a better condition. On the surface your symptoms are not typical for RA - but it can present many different ways and without an evaluation you won’t know for sure. Whether it is RA or not, an evaluation could get you on the road to healing! Best Wishes, Jo

    1. thank u jo yeah maybe i can still get the job after sone treatment

  3. Hi . First, I want to echo Lori and Jo in saying it is important to get these issues checked by a doctor. Second, I want to note that this is particularly true because there are a number of potential causes. I want to share with you this article from the Mayo Clinic on bursitis, as the hip issues, particularly with the exercise you describe: I saw Lori mentioned sepsis, which, of course, would need to be ruled out, but I will note that septic arthritis is usually introduced by bacteria entering through broken skin. Some autoimmune issue could be at play (some have skin issues, as well as joint), but could be something unconnected. I know this all sounds confusing and I use words like "could" in describing issues, to illustrate the necessity of getting the proper diagnostics. Hoping you get some answers and relief soon. Please feel free to keep us posted on how things are going and ask additional questions. Best, Richard ( Team)

    1. hi richard thank u for ur help im blown away by u guys replying to me first time ive used a forum but i was desperate to talk to someone with some insight on this.. my mum used to be a nurse and she thinks it could be hip bursitis, i forgot to mention ive had a rash on my my bum for a year now on and off on the same side azz bad hip it dosent seem to go away it has some raised lumps when its bad with some looking purple might be related im gona have a read of those links u sent me bruth thank u

    2. By this time now I hope you went to see a doctor and got some answers. I understand about needing the job, but even if you seen the doctor doesn't mean you won't be able to work, that would be up to the doctor and you. Employers, at least here in the US can not ask you to many questions about your medical history unless you need a special license or something. I do hope you get the medical help you need and the job all at the same time! Best to you Mase!

  4. I know you probably want a definitive answer but the truth is it's such an individual and unique to a person illness that the only thing you can really do for sure is to go and see a rheumatologist and see what their years of experience tells them. We can guess all day long but you'll want a definite answer I'm sure. Whatever happens, just know we'll be here to help however we can! Let us know how it goes. Keep on keepin' on, DPM

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