Filter by
  • 1 day ago

    Knee replacement

    Had my right knee replaced 3wks ago. So much discomfort..feel like it's muscle tired all the time. Get to sleep about 1-2 hrs at a time at night. Take oxycodone with Tylenol at night only. If not would get no sleep at all. I try not to take anything during the day..tylenol doesn't do anything at all. My leg always feels like it's on fire. No out..looks good. How much longer till I get some release from this.....???
  • 4 months ago

    Patient Satisfaction with Big Toe Fusion

    Hi. I've had a lot of problems with my feet. I have an excellent podiatrist. He removed a bone spur on top of my great toe that then caused a bunion, and I still have quite a bit of pain in the entire joint. He recommends a fusion of the big toe joint with plates and screws, but won't that mean I can't move my big toe for the rest of my life? Also, I've heard patients report having a lot of pain from the plates and screws in cold weather. Has anyone had this surgery and, if so, are....
  • 6 months ago

    What prescription meds TRULY relieve advanced Osteoarthritis pain?

    I suffer like many of you each day. I don't want to any longer. Nabumetone does not work for me. Can anyone make a strong suggestion that you have first hand experience that works for pain? Thanks in advance for your reply. ~ Chris
  • Coping with Osteoarthritis , Diabetes Type II, Aging and Depression! Help Please?

    Hello. My name is Raven I came here looking for a support group of some kind. I have Osteoarthritis , Diabetes Type II, and Depression, plus I am 54 years old and feel more like 65. This is really getting me down and my poor husband has heard everything too often from me, and my doctor has done all she can, which includes Hydrocodone and I am getting regular exercise now. Still the painful diabetic neuropathy is keeping me from doing a lot o things, and makes driving difficult because I never know....

  • 18 days ago

    Random joint pains at 23

    I am 23 years old and i have been suffering with random joint pains for about 1.5 years. The pain is random, usually getting worse later in the day or overnight. In the morning, the pain is still there and it gets better throughout the day. Sometimes the pain comes if I've been still for a long period of time. The pain is RANDOM. Nothing triggers it and there are times I go months without it, and times where I have a pain on my wrist one day and the next day its my elbow. I get very stiff and....
  • 7 days ago

    Stem Cell therapy for knees

    Paid 3,000 for stem cell therapy, did not help one bit. My surgeon said try it if you like, so I did to avoid knee replacement. That was 1.5 years ago, had my knee replaced this past Feb. doing great after 2.5 months. I am 69 but very active and young for may age. Stem cell was a total waste of money, they have since closed up shop and moved on to who knows where??? Writing from CoeurdAlene, Idaho
  • 7 days ago

    SPREAD THE WORD: Vote for WebMD in the 2017 The Webby Awards

    Some exciting news to share -- WebMD has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Health and Wellness Social Category! Voting ends Thursday, April 20 and we need YOUR help. Like what we're doing on our social accounts? Share the good news and encourage everyone to do the same :) Vote here:
  • 10 days ago

    RA and Itch attacks..Possible relief..

    Been diagnosed ,with mild to moderate RA,since last year,currently on Methotrexate, however itch attacks began much sooner than metho.Treatment..recently ...I remember it did hapoen to me ocassionally as a child so back then I used oat based soaps, and ate oatmeal almost everyday..Now After almost a year of progressive in frequency and intensity of such attacks, I include oatmeal in my breakfasts everyday, and have noticed a significant drop in these attatcks and their intensity,obviously not a cure....
  • 2 stage joint replacement

    Hi Wondering if anyone has had any experience having a 2 stage joint replacement done? How did you fare with having it done. My surgeon is going to remove the current prosthesis, which will require splitting bone to get it out. Pack the joint with an antibiotic spacer for 8 weeks then putting the new joint.
  • 12 days ago

    Natural supplements actually work! I now have proof

    So 4 years ago I found out I had osteoarthritis moderate-to-severe I started doing research on supplements that could help I started taking GNC's Hair Skin and nail program which includes collagen, 1600 milligrams of fish oil, hyaluronic acid, extra magnesium and got my vitamin D levels back to normal and continue taking it daily. So I went in today and get the results of my x-rays on my hip joints and my back etc and I couldn't believe it he said that the x-rays were normal I said how could....