Originally Posted by Iceee
It's a long story, but the doctors think I have arthritis (I think I have it in my knees but not in my feet/ankles) which is what the lab tests are for. I think I sprained both of my feet during sleep by twisting them too far, but they don't believe me because sprains are usually injury related and even though there's nothing in the x-rays, they still won't order an MRI which would reveal ligament-related issues.
I have bruising all around my ankles and some inflammation/water retention when I sit down or stand up. I also have arch pain. The pains of my feet feel different than the ones in my knees which is why I don't think they are the same condition. It feels like there's a muscle cramp in my feet sometimes, whereas in my knees it seems like its bone related.
Never had arthritis or a sprain before so I don't know how to diagnose this for myself...
Because they're not sure what the problem is, they want to hold off on giving me any medications. They don't want the medication to intervene with the lab results and then cause a misdiagnosis I guess? I was just told to be patient and take pain killers until the lab results...
I know that pain killers cause addictions and that they could be dangerous, but the doctors didn't say anything. I just don't feel right about taking them and taking them for that long...
Originally Posted by Muslim Woman
Ameen, jazaki allahu khair. True, but I'm hoping someone may have some insight or experience inshallah. The doctors gave me the medicine and didn't tell me anything about its effects.
fi aman Allah