I feel I have read so much so it is only fair to try and contribute a lot too!
Years ago I was diagnosed with bursitis as my left knee would swell up every so often and make walking indredibly painful if not impossible.
Now I know I am prone to gout I have attributed these knee swellings to a combination of bursitis and gout because the last 3 knee attacks have been soon after I had given said knee a “knock” (while making the bed,say). Even after just a small tap I would get problems starting – right in the very centre and front of knee-cap. Reach for colchicine and after a day of gradually initially worsening pain it would subside on second day. I feel (and could be wrong) that this was a combination of bursa damage and gout then finding a place to deposit the crystals.
Anybody else get it starting in the centre and front of kneecap? It seems an odd place for crystals to form but I beleieve it is not uncommon.
Nobody’s commented on this but I still thought I’d give an update.
Had 2 attacks on knee recently and both NOT related in any way to a bump – so pretty certain it is GOUT.
2 weeks ago it was on left knee – started in centre as a tender when touched feeling rapidly getting stiffer and more painful, particularly on moving and bending knee. It wasn’t too bad so I didn’t take colchicine – eased on it’s own and was not sore at all after 2 days.
Latest attack – last night – started same at around 8pm – got worse so took 1mg colchicine at midnight – another 1/2 mg colchicine at 6.30 this morning as it was getting worse – 8am now and still getting more painful.
No conclusions but just thought I’d register it!
regards to fellow suffers