Our expert says:
Mary, I don’t think that your weight has anything to do with it. It sounds like it might be arthritis, but I can’t really say what the cause of the arthritis is without examining you first. It might be osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis, a viral infection and a host of other causes. I can send you something I wrote on osteoarthritis (mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za), but the best would be to see your doctor and have it sorted out. In the meantime you can try taking a long-acting anti-inflammatory like Brexecam® and see what it does. Good luck.
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