since you were also scanning the internet, you probably already know the following:
sounds like while there may be nothing that can be done, on the other hand, the cyst could be drained and/or cortisone could be shot into the joint. while the cyst could come back, it's worth a try. if i were you, i'd see a knee orthopedist or someone like that. and then there is always the possibility of surgery. i'd see a knee specialist to determine what can and can not be done.
i love my rheumy for dealing with the inflammation and prevention aspect of the disease. but love the other doctors and health care providers (orthopedists, physiatrists, interventionalists, pain docs, PTs, chiros) for taking care of the musculoskeletal symptoms that arise. yes, due to the arthritis, but still, things like tendons, ligaments, etc all get treated the same way when they become a problem.
was reading too: RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. have you been icing it. while not a cure, i've found ice to really get me through some tough spots.
Edited by Sue22 (05/30/12 11:15 AM)
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca
pred taper for flares
occasional naproxen / Aleve
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs
future: humira, soon I hope