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  • 7 minutes ago

    Knee hurts to the touch but not to walk

    Hello! Two weeks ago I feel on a relatively hard floor and landed mostly on my left knee. Ever since my knee has been incredibly tender to touch in one spot but absolutely no pain while walking or moving it. It is also very painful when I kneel on it. The pain seems to almost be more from the skin vs anything else. Anyone have any idea what's causing it or what I can do? Thank you.
  • 4 hours ago

    Chronic Hand Pain

    Hello! About ten years ago I developed pain in my hand that would not go away. I did data entry during the day and worked on illustrations all night. The pain came on while I was drawing and would not go away, so I stopped drawing. I still have pain in my hand, though; and some days I cannot even write my name. I can still pick things up and brush my teeth, but holiding a pen causes considerable pain. I have already been to an orthopaedic and a rheumatologist, but they cannot figure out what is wrong....
  • 4 hours ago

    laparoscopic incisions

    Hi! I just had a laparoscopic appendectomy two weeks ago. I'm curious as to why my surgeon decided to go with a vertical incision starting at the bottom of my belly button, instead of a horizontal one following the natural curvature of my belly button (what I see most people have). Is there any specific reason for this? It has changed the shape of my original belly button and has an indented ridge area extending below the belly button where the two sides of the incision were pulled together.....
  • 1 day ago

    Long term pain

    How are you supposed to keep a good and positive outlook when you are in severe pain every waking minute and sometimes it wakes you from sleep as well?
  • 1 day ago

    undiagnosed kidney/back pain

    Four weeks ago I was walking through the grocery store when I suddenly felt a very sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. I brushed it off, but by the next morning, the pain was still severe and I was now feeling it in my mid-back,  right side. The next day I went to my Family doctor who sent me to have an ultrasound on my abdomen. They also took blood and urine samples. The ultrasound showed nothing, but there where traces of blood in my urine. Because of how severe the pain is, my doctor asked me....
  • 1 day ago

    Things That Help Me With Chronic Pain

    I'm a chronic pain patient. Years back I fell and fractured my spine. Good news; modern medicine was able to put me back together again but the bad news is I have residual pain which is 8/10 at best most of the time. Anyway, this message board is to tell you about things that have helped me with my pain, I will elaborate and I hope some of the things help you guys. First one is the toughest, I've learned to reduce the amount of stress in my life much as possible, everyone knows STRESS, specially....
  • 1 day ago

    cramping/tight pain behind my rib cage

    so usually when i lay down i'll have a tight cramping and shooting pain behind my ribcage on the right side of my back, sometimes it goes away after a minute sometimes it lingers. it's only when i lay down and i drink plenty of water so i can't imagine it's due to dehydration and why it's in one specific location. any help would be much appreciated
  • 2 days ago

    Rheumatic Fever

    Hello! I'm a 31yr old female diagnosed with rheumatic fever inspire March 2017. It's now may and my joint pain has improved but not completely healed. How long will it be like this? Any other pain meds besides naproxen? Thanks
  • 2 days ago


    "just living with IT" I have been dealing , 4 around 8 years now. Drugs stink,therapy sucks,am not Surgery candidate. How 2 deal, I would appreciate any suggestion's and/or comment's :(
  • 3 days ago

    Pain months after surgery...

    I was hit by a car a little under 6 months ago and one of my injuries was internal decapitation. I am not sure exactly what the surgery I had was called, but I had to have pins put into my neck to reattach my skull to my spine. After around two months of extreme pain, I was perfectly fine-but now the pain has returned. I don't see any reason why it should have, I haven't fallen or anything, so I'm wondering what might be happening. Any help/advice would be much appreciated.