Re: What does lupus joint pain feel like?
Tammy, it certainly sounds similar to what I experience in my hips, legs and feet and hands. Are you on pain meds? I use Epsom Salts and Baking soda soaks in the tub to help when it gets really bad and the pain meds don't take the edge off. I also use a topical analgesic called Biofreeze (you can find online) and that does help some with the discomfort. I also use heat and a pillow between the legs when sleeping keeps the pressure of weight of one leg off the other and I elevate them on another pillow. I know that the pain I have is debilitating, I can hardly walk on bad days and getting up and down is extremely painful. I think you will hear from others with these kinds of pain. I also just started taking CQ-10 at my PCP's suggestion, supposed to help with muscle pain. Hope that reassures you that there are others out there with this issue.