Originally Posted by donna70
I have had RA since 1990 and when my hip joints are badly inflamed with a lot of pain I have had my leg give out, almost falling down steps a couple of times. Also sometimes my knees have been bad and a knee will give out. You should talk to your rheumy if you have one or your internist about this. Also, hold on to railings anytime you are going up and downstairs because if you don't know it is going to happen then you could really hurt yourself. Do you know what type of arthritis you have? Mine is rheumatoid so I take numerous medications. After the stair episode, my rheumy injected my hip with lidocaine and prednisone and haven't had that happen again. Good luck, it could be orthopedic since women are famous for unstable knees.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to me!
I don't have RA, just osteoarthritis. I don't have
much pain, only major stiffness so that I walk like
a toy soldier!
When I fall down, it's like my legs have suddenly
disappeared from under me. There is no pain.
With or without pain, you have to admit that this
is very scary!