Hi all - diagnosed PsA several years ago. Was on Cyclosporin which worked well so stopped it after 3 years as I put on quite a bit of weight taking it. Have been relying on 200 mg Naxproxen daily. Bought a stationery exercise bike a month ago and managed a 15 minute session without pain one day. Next morning woke up and could hardly walk knee pain so bad. Had to hold onto walls to get to bathroom and was limping badly for 5 days. No longer limping but knee pain continues to be terrible. Rheumy has put me back on Ciclosporin but only a week ago. On a good day I can walk 300 yards but the pain is excruciating. Rubbing knees with Pernaton and Voltaril cream helps at the start of the day but pain soon returns. Walking is made even more painful as I have a large heel spur which rubs against footwear and also bad foot sole pain - recent steroid injection into sole (serious ouch!!) has not helped at all. Trying to lose weight as I know this will not be helping knees and ankles. But worried about using bike again?
Please can anyone advise or share what helped relieve pain/worked for them in similar situation? In agony, seem to be losing mobility very quickly and am so scared for the future.