Ankle and knee joint pain and swelling 2 months after an appendectomy

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Hi there, So I had my appendix removed 2 months ago and now out of knowwhere I started having joint pain and swelling in my ankles and it now went up to my knees. The best way I can describe the pain is unbearable I can barely walk and when I do it hurts terribly...My joints feel like they need to crack but when I roll my ankle around it hurts and doesn't crack. I'm killing myself looking for answeres to why this is happening so if anyone has any advice on what and why they think this is happening it would be greatly appreciated so I know something before my doctors appointment. It's to the point of scaring me...Thanks so much!

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    Do you mind if I ask how old you are?
    • Posted

      Well, it sounds like a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare up to me. The initial onset can be triggered by environmental factors, such as stress, trauma, or pathogens. Though it could also be unconnected to your surgery. Age determines if it's RA or JRA, mostly. 

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      Don't worry, RA is very manageable. Especially nowadays with the more targetted medications. 😃

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