Originally Posted By WendyR
The book I was referring to is The Arthritis Helpbook by Lorig and Fries, pp 245-246.

They say ... care should be taken not to maintain this position continuously. If you have knee problems, check with your doctor before using a pillow under your knees, even for a short period, as it can cause knee contractures.

When I read this, I stopped the pillow under my knees because my RA has affected my knees.

Contractures are a problem of immobility. For anyone who is still ambulatory, the pillow thing isn't a problem for sleeping.

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