About five months and I had spontaneous swelling, fluid build up and a whole lot of pain in my left knee. The pain was so bad I had to painfully shuffle around the house in the morning. I was unable to lift my left foot without extreme pain. It was the first time this happened to me. I racked my brain trying to find the cause of the problem, but I couldn't. You know how RA is, when it rears it's ugly head. My rheumy injected cortisone in my knee, ordered physical therapy, a walker and a brace. I had the best experience in therapy. I learned so much. The therapist told me if I ever had a problem like that again I could use the material she gave me and my memory of what I learned. So true. She ordered a brace that was truly awesome. The good thing about all this it is my knees are stronger than before I had my injury. Now, I'm less likely to have an injury. I'm able to perform my Tai Chi better, too. Lol. The moral of the story is, it pays to be proactive. The exercises that were given to you are a god sent. Use them wisely!
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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
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