In the last six months I have had joint pain
in my hands, feet, ankles, knees
, lower back, so bad that some days I can barely walk, or even grasp anything with my hands. I was referred to a rheumatologist who ran all the tests - RA, lupus, etc, which all came back negative. I was put on prednisone for a week and noticed dramatic improvement. Therefore my rheumatologist says it is definitely an inflammatory arthritis. I am now on Lodine, and Sulfasalazine. They seem to be helping somewhat.