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  • 2 days ago

    Osteoarthritis treatments

    Can anyone please tell me of a treatment for osteoarthritis in the ankles. If anyone has had success with a treatment conventional or otherwise I would appreciate very much hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your help.
  • 3 days ago

    Joint pain and no answers please help.

    Hello. I'm an 18 year old female and for the last 6/7 months I have been experiencing severe joint pain mostly in my knees, shoulders, ankles and wrists. I feel it's important to add that I had a coil fitted around this time and shortly after became pregnant, unfortunately I had a termination and had my coil removed. However it has now been 3/4 months since this has happened and I still have these pains. I've been tested for absolutely everything and it's all come back negative (e....
  • 3 days ago

    Successful ankle replacement

    I have had osteo arthritis in my ankle for years. It finally became unbearable and I pursued ankle replacement. My surgery was done right after Christmas of 2016. Now seven months later I have no pain, just some tightness that goes away with stretching. I'm still doing my physical therapy daily. I have completely normal range of motion, though My ankle doesn't rotate as well as the other. It's an ordeal but doable. Surgery pain was easily controlled by meds. It's not for everyone....
  • 3 days ago

    Successful ankle replacement

    I have had osteo arthritis in my ankle for years. It finally became unbearable and I pursued ankle replacement. My surgery was done right after Christmas of 2016. Now seven months later I have no pain, just some tightness that goes away with stretching. I know it's not for everyone but I am so glad I did it.
  • 3 days ago

    Friends and family don't believe me...

    My family, particularly my husband, does not believe that I struggle with immense pain daily. Has anyone else had this experience?
  • 3 days ago

    Fatigue

    I feel silly to complain at all. I have RA and hypothyroidism and may have an RA flare just now and then, but this fatigue I hate. I had a hand and wrist flare for a month, which really wore me out, but now I'm back to normal except for this tiredness. Am I going to just have to suck it up and deal with it?, I cant even get the drive to get out the door to exercise, I dread getting into the shower and doing the whole make-up thing anymore and when I get up in the morning, let the dogs out and....
  • 4 days ago

    Cracking / Popping in chest

    On the right side of my sternum when I stretch my shoulders back and chest out my chest will crack usually bringing relief, If I don't crack it, I feel a lot of pressure building up right in that area I've looked all over the internet but I can't find a solution to stop it from happening, is there a surgical procedure ?
  • 4 days ago

    Doctor will not do a TKR due to my weight

    I have needed aTKR now for years, and put it off. Now I am having trouble with the right knee. I wanted to get this left knee done before the right one gets worse. I saw the doctor, and he said due to my body mass index that I have to lose weight before he will consider doing a TKR. I want to know if there is anyone on the message board who has had TKR successfully even being overweight. I am thinking of getting the Lap Band Surgery first. I also have a lot of other healh problems too. Would appreciate....
  • 5 days ago

    Arthritis Fatigue

    I have found that exercise makes a positive impact on my energy level and an amazing difference with arthritis pain. I go to a fitness center 2-3 times a week and walk some daily too. Being prone to side effects keeps me from taking most prescription medications and concern about liver or kidney damage keep me from using acetaminophen or NSAIDs unless absolutely necessary. I do take one 325mg aspirin in the morning and use a multi-vitamin, ginger, cinnamon and omega-3. Staying active seems to have....
  • Can certain medications cause people to develop allergic reactions to substances not previously allergic to?

    Since April I have been suffering from contact dermatitis on my hands; it appears to be caused by the blue gloves I wear at work. I had worked the same job and worn these gloves for over 2 1/2 years with no problems. Just yesterday, I tried a Blistex flavor and my lips swelled and broke out. Never in my life have I had allergic reactions to any skin products. The only change I had in my life, just prior to the first breakout on my hands, was a change in one of my medications. Nothing I read about....