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  • 2 days ago

    Osteoarthritis treatments

    Can anyone please tell me of a treatment for osteoarthritis in the ankles. If anyone has had success with a treatment conventional or otherwise I would appreciate very much hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your help.
  • 2 days ago

    Cervical Spine MRI Results

    Background: Severe neck pain, numbness in arms and hands, I get what I call neck headaches. I've already had back fusion 360 surgery (in 2010). Seeing a surgeon soon, would like to know if I should be concerned? MRI Results Findings: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordois, which may be seen with positioning or muscle spasm. Modic Type I and Type II endplate changes at C4-C5.  C2-3: No significant findings. C3-4: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate uncovertebral....
  • Walking long distances

    When I must walk long distances, I use walking sticks instead of a cane.
  • 12 days ago

    Cause of Arthritis

    What causes arthritis? I have OA & RA? Went to a fair this past Sta. I couldn't keep up and had to stop several times. Getting worse every year. Can't do family things, stand to do dishes, any house cleaning, & take a shower very well. I usually just wash up. Getting sick of this. I hated turning 65, retiring, & being sick. Now I know why. Would like to call it quits.
  • 15 days ago

    Need a temporary solution

    I just had my second round of gel shots. The first one lasted a year, and it was great. This second one, I'm not sure. I have a lot of pain in the morning, and it's taking longer and longer to get over it. I know I'm due for a replacement eventually. We are taking a trip to the Galapagos in about 3 weeks, which will involve a lot of walking, and one hike with lots of steps. I've tried a couple kinds of braces, the plain old elastic kind seems to work best. Is there anything I can....
  • Struggling to walk

    It's getting harder and harder to walk since I stopped taking aspirin or naproxen. Using lidocaine a lot but still in a lot of pain. I do have a Dr. appointment for 11/6 but don't know if I can hold out. Any suggestions?
  • ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS

    Arthritis is an inflammation of joints that side effects can cause severe chronic pain. There are two type of arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Both inflammatory disorders, can lead to limited mobility in the joints. One of the main objectives in dealing with arthritis, is to control the pain. Once you accomplished that goal; progress with the inflammation becomes less severe. Vegetable - Mustard, collard, kale, celery These vegetables are recommended in terms of preventing the spread of the....
  • 15 days ago

    Arthritis both knees

    If anyone can tell me, what can I take for arthritis in both knees, was on fentyl for over 15 years, then people started advising it and it got a bad reputation, but was all that showed me to function walk, now my insurance got cold feet and informed me they won't be paying for it so those dirty no good mthr,f,,,rs, get me hooked then yank it away, im not begging or kidding their ass and thing I can take that's over counter pain is to much, can't walk or sleep who said god don't have....
  • 1 month ago

    shoulder pain

    I have been told I need shoulder replacements both shoulders. I am 80 and very leery about undergoing surgery at my age. Is there any thing that can relieve the horrible pain in the deltoid and biceps muscles on my right arm? I have tried all kinds of topicals, otc meds. Can injections be done in the area I mentioned?
  • 2 months 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....