Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 28, 2021 | Replies (134)
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My idiopathic small fiber PN started with pains in my feet only. I had a skin biopsy, which confirmed the diagnosis. As I think you know, there is a control component to the biopsy from the foot which is a similar biopsy of the upper thigh. My fiber content was also low on the thigh, but not as much as my foot.
For the last 6 months or so, I have developed problems with my legs. They are much more sensitive to touch. I can't wear heavy fabric pants like jeans. Even sheets can make me uncomfortable.
Along with that, I also have aching in my muscles, although they are still strong.
Interestingly (I'm trying to be positive), I developed pain in my right hip and both knees. I have known for years that I need a hip replacement (I'm going to get one next month), but I never had any problems with my knees. X-rays show that they are pretty shot as well.
I find myself wondering whether the pains in my legs are from the arthritis, the PN, or both. They seem to spill into each other.
I also wonder whether PN is associated with more rapid advancement of arthritis.
It's like the trials of Job. Wonder what part will go next?