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  • 12 hours ago

    Pain in hand and knuckles

    Im am 15 and have many symptoms of arthritis but have never heard of anyone getting it so young. Is this possible or is it another issue?
  • 1 day ago

    Ankylosing Spondylitis. Does anyone here have this?

    I should say I'm 65 which really isn't old. But I'm already bent forward like some people get to be in their 80's. I had a MRI done in 2010 and the doc said my back is a mess. But all the symptoms were minor back then. I remember spinal stenosis, 2 discs that are degenerating, and the word spondylitis. This illness started getting worse in 2012. But back then I could still walk as long as I wanted to, I could even run up and down steps. Now it's like I'm just waiting to die....
  • 1 day ago

    possible viral infection from mosquito bite

    symptoms presented are: 1. severe rash 2. temperature spikes 3. joint pain and inflammation 4. pallid complexion. 5. severe fatigue Tests for Ross River fever and autoimmune diseases have returned negative. Fortunately the rash and temperature spikes are clearing up, but the joint pain, inflammation, pallid complexion and fatigue remain. We believe it was from an insect bite over 4 weeks ago. Location south coast of Australia. Any ideas what this could be?
  • 4 days ago

    Possible AS? MS? SOMETHING is wrong that no one sees :(

    I have all symptoms of AS but also of MS etc etc etc. All tests show nothing but my pain is real & my spine is filled with herniated discs, arthritis & bone spurs in the neck. Have mild scoliosis in lower back & numbness that comes & goes in hands arms legs feet face etc. WHAT test are more defined than xrays or blood work?? I need answers this has been going on since 2009 & every year I am worse. Suggestions? PLEASE I am desperate for answers. I have been diagnosed with mild....
  • 9 days ago

    Locked knee pain

    This is the 2nd time in 8 weeks. My right knee won't straighten and pain is excruciating. I got an x ray and an MRI done the first time.Their was no sign of a miniscus tear or bucket handle tear. The knee straightend after 5 days of getting a cortisone shot and not putting weight on it. Since its happened again while sitting on my recliner with my knee bent ,I don't know what to do. PLEASE HELP.
  • 10 days ago

    Only one hip?

    I can't find a definitive answer for this on the internet because it is so bizarre. Can someone tell me if it's possible to only have one hip? In other words, one of your hips is entirely missing. Yet you can stand and walk with a walker. you are also capable of getting in and out of a car. Could this be done if you were indeed missing a hip? This is being told to a very young child and he will not believe me that a person could not stand if they were indeed missing an entire hip. The person....
  • 10 days ago

    Partial knee replacement 3 years later

    I was pretty young (29) when I had a partial knee replacement on my right knee. It was my 7th surgery on that knee. It's been 3 years know since that surgery and I've had very little unforeseen issues up until now. In the last month or so, I've had majorly increased swelling. I have not done anything out of the ordinary and it's been years since I've seen it this swollen. It's painful and hard to bend. My surgeon is several hours away and I'm not sure if this is normal....
  • 10 days ago

    Possible Osteroarthritis?

    I'm a 56 yo female and in May, I was having trouble with my knee - could not kneel on it and the pain caused me to limp. I had it Xray'd and the Dr. said the knee cap looks terrific (for a woman my age, I guess) and he just recommended PT. I did some exercises on my own since my insurance didn't cover PT close to my house. Things got better and I was walking like I used to until about 2 weeks ago, then it was like a dagger being plunged into my leg, just below the knee. Started exercises....
  • 11 days ago

    return of arthritus after hip replacement

    I am a 64 year old man who had a hip replacement about 5 years ago. Pain has returned to the area around the hip. My doctor told me he had gotten rid of the arthritis when he replaced my hip? Is it possible for the arthritis to return to an area where it was supposedly removed? I also have my lower spine fused with 6 screws in my spine. Could one of the screws have come loose? My bet is the arthritis has returned.......
  • 12 days ago

    Healing Boxer's Fracture

    Hi, I broke my knuckle and got a cast although I had to take the cast off after 3 weeks (rather than four) because of my responsibilities. Now I'm worried in case I have done something wrong.. does anyone know what I should do to make sure it heals as well as possible? Should I put it back in the cast? The first photo is at the beginning and the second two are two weeks later. With many thanks!!