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swollen foot, knee and joint pain!

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  • Posted By: banana87
  • December 7, 2007
  • 01:41 PM

I am 20 years old and never had a problem with my health like this before but for two months now i have been struggling to walk with a swollen left foot, swollen right knee and a great amount of hip and lower back pain on my leftside. At my worst i wasn't able to move at all not even able to move my head in any direction but straight on and i couldn't lift my arms. I also had heavy night sweats and when i tried to move my left leg started spasing out which hurt very badly and i would break out in cold sweats. I also couldn't eat for several days and i was an emotional wreck.I have been to the doctors several times and even had to stay in the hospital for five days that was a month ago and i still have a swollen foot and knee my hip still hurts but it isn't as bad if i take the naproxen i was prescribed the doctors i have been going to aren't exactly sure but they are thinking i have reactive arthritis. I am so frustrated with this i was just wondering if anyone might know whats wrong with me?

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  • Reactive arthritis looks like it will resolve in 6-12 months or so. NSAID's seem to be the major meds indicated. Have they figured out what the underlying bacterial infection is? Sometimes its chlamydia or a UTI. Also physical therapy and exercise could help.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 00:12 PM
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  • yeah they tested me for everything from lupus to stds and everything came back negative and they did scans on my foot and knee. they are still running tests. they think that it was a common bladder infection that started it off i let it go to long thinking i could cure it on my own.
    banana87 1 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 08:34 PM
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