Thanks for your reply. I have been taking Crestor 50 mg for about six weeks. This issue started about 3 weeks ago. Since then it has gotten worse with notable swelling around the ankle, particularly on the outside ankle area. I do see a physiotherapist - he diagnosed achilles tendon strain. But there is also swelling around and above the knee. Muscle pain in the right hip too. My concern is whether or not I am experiencing a side -effect of the lipid and if I should stop taking it?
I will follow up on your advice. If stopping taking Crestor resolves the problem I will let you know plus I will have a chat with the doctor who prescribed to look at alternatives.