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  • 9 days ago

    What causes a burning knee pain when leg is straightened?

    I am 37 and have started having a weird burning pain in my knee during sleep. I sleep on my back a lot and tend to bend my legs in my sleep (with my feet on the mattress, knees up), and when I straighten my legs out, get a burning pain under the knee cap. It eventually subsides, but is pretty painful for several minutes. What causes this and could it get worse?
  • 10 days ago

    How do you live with osteoarthritis?

    I have osteoarthritis in my hands. I have been recently diagnosed. About 6 months ago a dr. gave me an injection at the base of my thumbs. The pain was gone for about 6 months. It came back with a vengeance, though. I had to see a different doctor because my insurance changed. When I saw him, he did the injection between my lower thumb joint and my wrist. OMG, I ended up in the ER that night in agony. After a week of agony I finally got a prescription for some Tramadol. The problem with that is it....
  • 10 days ago

    Shingles / Polymyalgia

    I had Shingles in February , and got Polymyalgia in June , could the shingles have something to do with the Polymyalgia ?
  • 12 days ago

    Painful arthritis with an ileostomy

    I have an 82 year old friend with an ileostomy. Her painful arthritic hands are making it very difficult to tend to her ileostomy bags. Just snapping the bag onto the wafer is almost too painful for her. Is there any one that has a similar problem or can you steer in in the right direction to get her help? Thank you. Rabbit
  • RA and playing the cello

    I have an adult student who had been playing cello for 50+ years but had to stop a year ago due to the onset of RA. Now when she forms a hand position, her knuckle joints collapse instead of staying rounded, which I believe is due to her not having played all that time. We're working on strengthening the finger muscles, using small stress balls, but her fingers are also at an angle from the base knuckles, which I know is a hallmark of RA, and they need to be at a straight, right angle. My question....
  • wrist pain

    i wear a lot of tight rubberbands on my arms. now everytime i touch or get my wrist grabbed it hurts
  • 16 days ago

    knee implant rejection

    I am posting about my mother who had a total knee replacement well over a year ago. She has never fully recovered, she had the allergy sensitive one with no nickel. It started out great but than within weeks the pain never really went away and her knee would get really warm and painful. They broke adhesions but still no help with relief. The more she tried to use it the worse it became. She than started getting small fluid filled sacs like things around her knee that itched and would ooze. It was....
  • 17 days ago

    RA meds and extreme sweating meltdowns

    I Have sever osteoarthritis and have RA that was not properly diagnosed until probably 10 years of suffering, 2 joint replacements and 3 additional joint surgeries. I have been seeing a rheumatologist for approximately 6 months and we are still trying to find the mix of medications that will best relive my symptoms. I am 59 years old and I still am employed outside the home. I drive approximately 1 1/2 hours one way to get to work, work at least 9 hours a day. It is killing me, but it am the main....
  • 17 days ago

    Bone Growth after Double Total Knee Replacement

    I am four years post surgery for total knee replacement and had bone growth in both knees. I have always experienced severe pain. The surgeon tried surgery on left knee and removed some bone and pain is still severe. I have been told there are no options. I cant stand for more than a couple minutes and walking hurts badly. I am only 54 and can't imagine that there are no options. I would like to talk to anyone else who is experiencing this situation or a similiar one. Thank you.
  • 19 days ago

    Cervical Spine Issues

    Last year I had a Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with plate at C5-C7. Had a recent MRI and the following were the findings. I also just had a Myelogram. I have significant pain in the neck. Weakness, numbness, loss of sensation in right hand. What is the neurosurgeon most likely going to do? FINDINGS: There are postoperative changes of previous ACDF with hardware bridging C5-C7. This does cause mild metallic artifact but the exam remains diagnostic. Alignment: Maintained. Curvature: Maintained. Vertebral....