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  • 2 days ago

    Gloves? Heated Fingers

    My wife has terrible RA, i had a person show me her heated gloves because her hands get so cold. They were expensive like around $300+ but i can not fine the brand. The finger lining actualy had heat eliments in them. If anyone has suggestions please let me know. Thank You in advance. TC | Carmel, Indiana
  • Pain

    I have Ostoartris very bad Both knees and ankles Would like to know why They can't just pull the joints apart a little then insert something like a disk filled with selcon in between Instant of replacing the joint I would think this is something that could be done and last for longer then replacement surgery and you would be able to do ankles to so tried of being in pain all the time
  • 3 days ago

    OA shoes?

    I am 20 years old and was recently diagnosed with early osteoarthritis in my big toes. Does anyone have any shoe suggestions? I have Oofos flip flops that have nice arches but I need something for walking around campus all day. And I was wondering if Chacos would be any good.
  • 4 days ago

    Pain in hip (lower back) SI Joint?

    I've had pain at the top of my hip, in the lower back on the left side for about a year. It hurts with each step I take when walking, a stabbing pain. I went to the local orthopedic health system and they took xrays and said it "looked like" arthritis in the hip joint. They set me up for a cortisone shot and physical therapy. They said I'd feel great when I left, then it might hurt the next day after the lidocaine wore off and then feel better in 3-5 days when the cortisone took....
  • 7 days ago

    Bunionette and RA

    I have a painful and prominent bunionette on my right foot. When, if ever, is surgery for this recommended?
  • 9 days ago

    Can't straighten my arm

    Hello! Almost four weeks ago I had an accident with my bike and felt on tarmac hitting my right elbow. After that the area around the elbow had been bruised and inflamed for almost two weeks and I could only flex my arm about 40 degrees or so. Now the mobility of my arm has increased but I still can't straighten my arm, my range of motion stops at about 150 degrees. Can you give any advice? Thank you!
  • 15 days ago

    Differential between Psoriasis and Dermatomyositis

    So a few months ago I started getting these red inflamed patches on my knuckles. I initially suspected psoriasis and possibly psoriatic arthritis because I have also been experiencing joint pain in my hip, back, and plantar fascia region. Due to the limited impact on my skin though I began to wonder if the skin condition might be Dermatomyositis, as I also have had a small scaley patch on my eyelid. Does anyone know an effective way to differentiate between the two ? As far as muscle weakness, I....
  • 15 days ago

    Help with X-ray report

    I am 37 years old, I have a cracking & sharp piercing pain when I flex my ankle up... it happens when I am at rest and getting up or even bending over. Here are the results that were given to me: Impression: mild degenerative spurring at the talonavicular joint as well as spurring at the calcaneal plantar fascia attachment. My provider asked me to consider seeing our physical therapist and he said to change my shoes and that I probably won't be able to run any more. I am thinking I need another....
  • Healthy hair with RA?

    My hair used to be thick and wavy. Now my hair is thin and not growing like it used to. I'm on Orencia and Arava. Does anyone know if it's because of the RA drugs?
  • 19 days ago

    Hip Labral Tear

    I’m having surgery in a month! Can anyone tell me what to expect? How long will I be off work? How long with crutches? Pain? Am I destined for replacement?Plz help!!!!