Question. Periodically, my knee gets swollen and really hurts for days. My rheumatologist says Sjogren’s doesn’t typically affect the knees, and has sent me for x-rays. Is this true?

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a.edge87
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Visit http://sjogrens.org/, the Sjogrens Foundations website. You will find good info there.


svisser
Answered 11 months ago    reply

My rheumatologist told me the same thing but most of my joint pain is in my knees and hips.


distracted
Answered 11 months ago    reply

My knees kill me but i have lupus also so idn if it comes from the Sjorgens or lupus or both


m_eden83
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I don't know what to say as I have been suffering occasionally of knees and hips joints pain and more frequently upper limbs pain and the more likely causes of this are pre-menopause hormonal imbalances and neuropathy. I had a rheumatologist saying I might have fybromialgia and required me lot of x-rays that led to nothing but a waste of time and public money especially because I clearly said I enjoy deep tissue massages and I do not have general pain, I do not suffer from fatigue but very occasionally.... whereas I frequently have mild muscular pain that goes away with physical exercise and I have suffered from specific joints and muscular pain that various physiotherapists have found through observation and ultrasound scans depending on neuropathy.... plus being seropositive to sjogren's syndrome it may ring a bell... no way. It seems that if a rheumatologist is convinced that you have fybromialgia you have it even if it is not true! there is nothing else to do than change doctor, go ask a second opinion by another rheumatologist


m.simpkins77
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I have knee pain a fair amount, but I also have arthritis and lupus in addition to Sjogrens so I’m not always sure of the cause. However, I recently had more intense pain and swelling in one knee that felt different. Turns out I have a torn meniscus!


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