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  • 19 hours ago

    Do you have knee osteoarthritis? We want to hear from you!

    Do you have knee osteoarthritis? You can help Stanford researchers improve treatments for patients like you! We want to understand the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and wellbeing. Stanford University is recruiting adults of all ages to participate in an online research study investigating knee osteoarthritis and wellness. The survey should take no more than 15-25 minutes. At the end of the survey, we will provide you with an overall Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score that will give you....
  • 6 days ago

    RA & Bowel inflammation

    Hello... Does anyone with RA also experience what I call Bowel Attacks? I'm developing more food intolerances too as time goes on. I first noticed reaction to Pork. I'd get a distended stomach and painful cramping followed by urgent watery diarrhea and cramping that both lasts an hour or more until there is nothing to expel. Sometimes it is accompanied by vomiting too. It's absolutely horrible and no GI can really say what's wrong with me except they suggest it is IBS?!? It is too....
  • 12 days ago

    Exercising with osteoarthritis

    I saw an orthopedist because of pain and swelling in both knees 2 years ago. He said I need total knee replacements. I am 75 and do not want to undergo surgery so I curtailed hiking and aerobics which had been causing pain, I lost some weight and ate more foods recommended by the Arthritis Org. I have been able to manage the pain but worry that I am too sedentary and may be setting myself up for other health problems. I have started riding a stationary bike, working up to 30 minutes a day but wonder....
  • 16 days ago

    Osteoarthritis in both knees

    I'm at 56 year old female who has been diagnosed with moderate to severe Osteoarthritis in both knees. My symptoms began in 2011 and have gradually become so bad that I had to stop working. I've taken OTC pain meds and on 2 occasion prescribed pain meds for a short time because I fell twice in the last year due to my limited mobility and fractured my ankle the first time and broke my wrist the second time. And OTC meds just weren't helping with my knee pain on top of the pain from both....
  • 16 days ago

    Job problems

    I was diagnosed with RA this year and have had several severe flares. I am a 30 yr LPN and my employers are surprisingly unsympathetic during these flares. Can anyone give me info on how I can protect my job?
  • 16 days ago

    Severe Knee Pain

    I have severe arthritis in both knees. It has progressed rapidly in the past 6 months. The stiffness has caused me to tear cartilage in both knees. It's gotten so bad I can barely walk!! Most nights I can't sleep for the pain. I've seen an Orthopedic surgeon who put injections in them but it only swoll and hurt more. I've taken Diclofenac but it doesn't help. The Orthopedic surgeon says I need double knee replacement surgery but due to other health issues I'm not a good candidate....
  • 16 days ago

    Very young to be having joint pains?

    I am almost 19 and having random joint pains pretty often, maybe a couple times a month. It will usually start with one joint such as my shoulder and within like half an hour all the joints of my arm will start aching. Sometimes I will just wake up and every joint in both of my legs will ache(hips, ankles and knees just throb). It isn't chronic, it will usually just last a day or half a day and topical pain cream usually does the trick but I just feel like I'm pretty young for this... I am....
  • 16 days ago

    Antibiotics reducing hip pain?

    I was diagnosed with OA almost 2 years ago and have tried just about everything (ice, exercise, weight loss, diclophenac, cannabis balm) short of steroid injections and hip replacement to reduce my hip pain. I walk with a pronounced limp and find myself reaching for objects on which to steady myself while walking. Most days it only hurts when I move my legs, but more and more often there will be times that my legs (mostly the left one) ache from my groin to below the knee even while sitting or lying....
  • 27 days ago

    Can't bend leg after full knee replacement and leg maipulation

    Had full knee replacement surgery 3 months ago after 2 months leg would not bend past 70 degrees...did led manipulation a month and a half later cannot bend leg past 76 degrees...I attend physio and do 2-3 hours of exercises per day as recommended by Specialist and Physiotherapist....help!!!
  • 1 month ago

    IBS

    I have developed IBS after being on 5 different biologics and several oral medications. Has anyone else had this outcome, if so what have you done to manage it now? Thanks in advance.