I have arthritis in my hands and wrists. Also in back,I see a reumtoilgist . I had sciatica in December and also had a miniscus tear in my knee. I got a shot in my back for sciatica, it helped. Tremendously. I then had surgery on my knee for the tear and it's almost well. Since all this happened, I have had a hard time getting up out of chair and toilet seat. I am 62 years old and a good size girl but I haven't ever had this kind of trouble. I am at my wits end I take plaquenal and methotrexate for my arthritis.