I have joined this group to know about RA. I don't know if I have it. I am looking for some inputs about it.
I have been dealing with joint pain since last year. It started with knee pain last year. No arthritis in the x-ray. Mri shows patella femoral syndrome. I didn't injure anywhere and it came all of a sudden. I did PT for 5 to 6 months for that. PT said it's usually resolves in 6 to 8 weeks. Am mine is very long and they said it's muscular issue.
I had another incident where my hand joints (shoulder, elbow , wrist ) was hurting and painful to touch. Did PT for that too.
Currently , going through the jaw pain issue. It's been there for 5 months and no improvement in my symptoms yet. I have been told it's like tmjd. Doing PT for that.
PT said all my issues invoices inflammation and taking long time than usual. I asked my primary physician to get order some blood work like RA factor,CRP,SR, uric acid, iron. My iron level was very low and he put me on supplements. My vitamin d is very low too and I am on supplements.
I don't know if I have RA. I joined this group to explore and get to know more about RA. I don't know how to proceed with. Does inflammatory arthritis comes under RA? Or psoriasis arthritis?
I don't have psoriasis. But I have some small skin pigmentation in my tummy and that's not itchy. I don't know if all these are inter related and comes under arthritis . Any inputs?