Thursday, March 1, 2007

Does one pain override another pain?

My shins have been really bothering me lately making the walk to/from work the most uncomfortable part of my day. From what my doctor has told me, the pain is caused by fibrosis of the tendon associated with the scleroderma.

I was wondering as I was walking in, if the pain in my shins stopped, would anything else hurt? Is the pain I'm feeling overriding the pain I had before and that pain will return or is there no pain in other areas?

I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens when my shins stop killing me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too see one of the JHU docs - my major complaints this month are a flare with muscle fatigue and tightening of the tendons, especially in feet/ankles/hip.

The tightening seems to rotate on a 3-5 day cycle from my toes up to my chin. Cellcept has really worked for me. And light exercises and therapy have been key to keep the aches and pain under control.

Luckily I don't have symptoms in the shins. I used to get shin splints back in my running days and sympathize with you because I recall the pain clearly. The only stretching or strengthening exercise I recall is standing upright with knees slightly bent for the count of 20. Also, I remember using ice therapy which is not an attractive option with the Raynauds.

Take Care-