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  • 2 hours ago

    trouble walking

    My 73 yo brother has trouble walking. It takes him awhile before he can get out of bed. He barely goes anywhere because he has such a bad time walking; which means that he does not go to family functions nor has he been able to take a trip to see his 97 yr old mother who is in failing health. The doctors can not tell him why; tho I do not know the medical details could this be shrinking tendons, arthritis, vitamin/mineral deficiency or ? If anyone has any info I would be extremely appreciative. Thank....
  • 12 hours ago

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  • 7 days ago

    Just talking about my sudden onset of symptoms

    I have had back problems forlong time.im also a stage 3b Cancer survivor.i was given the wrong hysterectomy i needed a radical hysterectomy but got regular.then it got infected and had to be packed 3 times a day we lived 45 mins away by freeway.he had them show him what to do so he did it.i couldn't start chemo and external radiation until out was completely healed.i was only given a 17%chance of survival with all the most aggressive treatment possible.and I Beat Cancers Butt.Anyway i have allot....
  • 7 days ago

    Hip and Knee Replacement

    I have seen an orthopedic clinician who would like to refer me for the above procedures. The only thing is, I have never had my knee x rayed, and the pain I get in the lower spine area is not in the groin where the hip is, but on the outer area of my thigh where the pelvis is. I would like more investigation before committing myself. I wondered how I would be best doing this, and whether an MRI may be available
  • 11 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....
  • 23 days ago

    Second hip replacement

    Is it common to need a hip replacement on the left hip after having the right replaced
  • 24 days ago

    What does osteoarthritis in the knees feel like?

    I’m concerned I’m developing OA in my knees. 1 knee has been hurting intermittently for a year. The other just a few days. The last few days they have really bothered me. It mainly hurts on the inner part of the knee. If I don’t move for awhile they start aching really bad. They feel better when I keep them moving unless I’m doing high resistance excercise. For example I will up the resistance on my bike and ride up and down a hill. When I stand on the bike during this they hurt. Sitting With my....
  • 1 month ago

    Can I still have Arthritis? I’m at my wits end with all of this stress

    Main question at the bottom, sorry I’m a young adult who has experienced at least 2-3 years of pain in my body (mostly the joints). I have been to the doctor several times seeking resolve but to no avail. The pain gets worse with every week and I don’t see an end in sight. I’ve had several tests done. I tested negative for arthritis but my mother still has the notion I have it. Can I still have arthritis but test negative from a blood test? The pain is making it harder to do things I could do in....
  • 1 month ago

    Bedding

    Can anyone recommend a specific make and model of bed that might help me? I'm a side sleeper. It takes me forever to get out of bed in the morning due to my stiffness. I'll appreciate answers.
  • 1 month 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....