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  • 9 days ago

    Arthritis in my future

    Hi all, I'm a 17-year-old boy with a passion for fitness. About 2 months ago, I was working out in the gym, doing a seated shoulder press with 15 kg dumbells. The chair shifted slightly underneath me, causing me to lose my balance and my hand, with the weights in its grip and mid-air, to go behind my shoulder. It was painful. So basically MRIs revealed a posteroinferior labral tear, along with a chondral defect in the glenoid and an osteochondral lesion (yes I know what this means. I'm not....
  • 10 days ago

    MRI results cervical spine

    What could bone marrow edema of the C3-C4 with no infection and normal blood work mean? Degenerative disc, bulding disc and spinal stenosis are present.
  • 13 days ago

    Which doctor(s) can diagnose skeletal fluorosis?

    Hello, I have been trying to find someone who can see if the strange full-body joint and lower back pain I have had since high school is skeletal fluorosis. I found some water quality data on USGS showing that fluoride levels in ground water near my home were extremely high - it averaged around 7 ppm, which would result in about a 70% chance of getting skeletal fluorosis, according to this meta analysis:
  • 15 days ago

    Knee injury

    Quick background: 3 ops on the right knee, 1 ACL and 2 menicus tears. I have played soccer since I was 5, I am now 46 years old. I exercise the knee daily, play table tennis and soccer once or twice weekly. The knee recently started swelling. I treated it with RICE. Swelling's gone. Now very localised pain top of patella and a finger width towards inside of knee. Very painful when attempting a run and sore to the touch. Walking only occasional pain. Occasional slight give way. Lots of grinding....
  • 15 days ago

    Tendononitis, Joints, Ligaments, Hair Loss, Vitamin Deficiency

    I could really use some help...badly....I have been going through this for about two years now and I have listed all the symptoms in a relatively accurate chronological order (some began simultaneously to others). I have had many blood tests / vectra test (63 = very high = much inflammation). Docs believe it to be autoimmune, spondyloarthropies , but no idea on which one exactly. I am on humira, but almost all symptoms below are still persisting . symptom left elbow tendinitis (golfer's) severe....
  • 18 days ago

    Opti Line System in US

    In the U.K. , they are using a system called Opti Line instead of joint replacement surgery. Of the knee. Is Opti Line available in the US?
  • 19 days ago


    I have a popping an pain in the first joint an extreme pain in the second joint of my thumb. What could it be an how can I get relief. Writing, an trying to open a jar an unlock my car is almost unbarable. Please help. Thank you.
  • 20 days ago

    shoulder osteoarthritis

    I have been diagnosed with 3 different problems with my rt shoulder, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tear and osteoarthritis. The tear happened about 6 months ago, I tried self help with otc. It helped somewhat, but dr sent me to pt 6 weeks ago, I was concerned pt would make the tear worse;after about 4 weeks of therapy and noticing improvements in both affected areas, the therapist was very very harsh in her session in that it drove me to tears. The next day I noticed the symptoms of the tear (numbing....
  • 20 days ago

    OsteoArthritis of Knee

    I am active 63 year old woman who has been going to the gym regularly for 37 years. I was diagnosed with IT Band Syndrome 2 years ago with a "locking of joint" at times. Physical therapy showed me exercises to do which I faithfully do 1-2 times a day for 15 minutes. Now it seems to have morphed into knee last treatment was 3 injections of Euflexxa 1 week apart (last was 8/8/17) I know it takes a while to work and I have noticed some improvemet, but not as much as I hoped for..Still....
  • 21 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....