Re: Statins and Arthritis
My husband was on a relatively low dose of Lipitor (10mg) for several years and increasingly had joint pain as he entered his 50's. At one point, he was asking his doctor if he should have hip replacement surgery. When he stopped Lipitor the pain eventually went away after several months. He had immediate relief when he stopped Lipitor the first time. Unfortunately, his doctor wanted him on a higher dose, 20mg, and not suspecting Lipitor was the root of his problem, he took the higher dose and had terrible problems. The recovery from that took several months.
Since you are on such a low dose I would try eliminating the Lipitor for awhile and see if you experience any relief. Are you taking it as a preventative measure since it is such a low dose?