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cdp2011 posted:
My mother has RA in both knees and it kills me to see her struggle when she walks and try to get up from a sitting position!! I wish i could do something for her!!! She is now taking baby steps walking with a walker and physical therapy hurts her to bad!! I hate seeing her like this!!
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Cdp,

Are you sure it's Rheumatoid Arthritis and not Osteoarthritis? Either way, is she getting any help from her doctor, any pain management?

And if it is RA, I encourage you to post on our Rheumatoid Arthritis Community .
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
 
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_swank_ responded:
As Caprice said, she needs to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon and/or a Rheumatologist if she truly has RA and not OA. Then there are knee replacements that can be done which should end the pain.


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