Could my symptoms be RA, or a different rheumatic disorder?
I’m 20 and haven’t been able to walk for 2 days now.
Hello everyone. My mother was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a year ago. And two days ago, ankle joint of my left foot started to hurt like I’ve injured it. It was nothing too serious, I could walk easily. A day after, the pain became unbearable. It got swollen and I had almost zero chance to even move my foot. I went to rheumatologist today and he said there’s a big chance that it’s a rheumatic disorder but can’t tell if it’s rheumatoid arthritis as there are many types of rheumatism, so I’ll get blood tests and MRI. I don’t feel that my pain is specifically worse in mornings, it’s all the same during the day, and unbearable. And the swelling and pain is only on my left foot. My right foot is totally okay. Does it sound like rheumatoid arthritis? If not, what are these symptoms closest to, among rheumatic disorders? I’ve been feeling so low that I’m experiencing this at such a young age. I’m seeking for your answers. Thanks a lot.