Hello, I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS about 11 years ago. I am 36 years old. My MS was quiet until 2 1/2 years ago when I had my twins. Since the it has been multiple courses of steroids, switching from Avonex to Copaxone to Tecfidera. Now things have quieted down some, but I have a question. I developed bursitis in my right knee. Had the fluid expressed after it continued to get larger. Figured I knelt on something and forgot about it. But when I saw my neurologist, I happened to mention it and she began questioning it. We agreed that hopefully I had just knelt on the kids toys. Not two days after I saw her my other knee developed bursitis. It also continues to get larger. They advised me to wait as long as possible due to risk of infection.
- Have you heard of cases of bursitis linked to MS?
- Would you wait to have it expressed, given that the physician stated the other knee would not have gone down on its own?
Interested to hear your opinion and if you have seen this connection before. Thanks.
I would suggest seeing a rheumatologist or someone who knows something about bursitis. I’m a neurologist and can tell you that I really don’t know much about bursitis. It is a very common disorder so it is unlikely you need to consider this a possible side effect of any particular treatment or MS.
Rip Kinkel, MD