I'm 51 years old and until now I've only had high cholesterol for which I take medication. Now I've got a Baker's cyst without related injuries and my ankles and wrists hurt. If I'm seated for a while, when I stand up both my knees crack. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis? Who should I go and see?
Mr. Matthew Oakley MB CHB, FRCS, FRCS
Mr. Matthew Oakley MB CHB, FRCS, FRCS
Orthopaedic surgeon
Hereford
Hi
Its probably not related to your cholesterol.
If you have multiple joint swelling and pain you could have an inflammatory arthritis. Your Gp or a rheumatologist could do the tests.
Bakers cyst and cracking are probably signs of wear and tear arthritis. Osteoarthritis.

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