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Really bad back pain and pain in both hips and knees

I have had servre pain in my lower back and upper back in between the shoulders it feel like stabbing pain underneath my shoulder blades ten out of ten pain in both hips I stayed in bed all morning.
I do have a walking sticks now.



Feel a,bit better but not much


Diamonds500.

  1. Hi . Sorry you are having this pain. I take it from your message that you have not yet been diagnosed with RA. Are you seeing a rheumatologist? This article from our editorial team looks at early signs and symptoms: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/symptoms/early-signs. You will note that it says smaller joints are often the first impacted. While this is true, it is not always the case. For example, my wife, Kelly Mack (a contributor here) was diagnosed with juvenile RA at age two and a knee was the first symptomatic joint. I mention the rheumatologist because they have a lot of specialized training in this area that GPs do not. There are multiple things that a rheumatologist would look at to make a diagnosis and this article gives an overview of the process: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diagnosis. Even if it was determined that RA was not the cause of your problem a rheumatologist still specializes in musculoskeletal issues and could be integral to a diagnosis and treatment. Please feel free to keep us posted on how you are doing. Hope you get some answers and relief soon. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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