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  • 5 days ago

    Suspected Arthritis

    She started with back pain (in the lumbar spine area) in the past year or so. It wasn’t serious/long lasting. Every time my mom has the back pain, she put on a pain relief pad (those cheap kind you can get from Chinese pharmacies or Rite Aid. She used various kinds, and they seemed had worked in the past). Now the pain relief pad doesn’t help anymore. The back pain (again in the lumbar spine area) is getting worse, and even her knees are getting pain as well. We went to different doctors (3 internal....
  • 12 days ago

    Chiropractic care

    Has anyone used chiropractic and had good results?
  • 18 days ago

    night leg pain

    I had total knee replacement 0n 2/4/2020. Am doing very well with the exception of pain on operated leg at night. Taking Oxycodone at bedtime and six hours later. Is this common? How long does it last?
  • 23 days ago

    Fatigue

    I feel silly to complain at all. I have RA and hypothyroidism and may have an RA flare just now and then, but this fatigue I hate. I had a hand and wrist flare for a month, which really wore me out, but now I'm back to normal except for this tiredness. Am I going to just have to suck it up and deal with it?, I cant even get the drive to get out the door to exercise, I dread getting into the shower and doing the whole make-up thing anymore and when I get up in the morning, let the dogs out and....
  • 1 month ago

    Persisting pain after total knee replacement

    I got total knee replacement done on 09/25/2019, today after 4 1/2 months I am still in pain. My doctor referred me to pain management doctor who suggest me to have peripheral nerve block. My question is how does this work, how long does the pain stay away, and what happen once the medication weas off???
  • How dangerous is rheumatoid arthritis?

    I have some signs like: Pain, warmth, swelling in joints Hardness is usually worse in the morning and after inactivity Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite. The doctor diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis. I feel worry. How dangerous is rheumatoid arthritis?
  • 1 month ago

    Knee pain

    55 year-old male, very active and works out 4-5 days per week including cardio and weight workouts. Seen a PT for knee pain and been doing knee exercises to strengthen muscles around the knees: quad, hip flexors and hamstring. Still having knee pain especially on my right knee on the inside bone area. Whenever I stand up, I can't straighten out my right leg. Should I continue to do daily exercises? I Do get relief after immediately doing exercises but stiffness comes back. Also, what about some....
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoarthritis pain caused by new cooling mattress

    I have Osteoarthritis and since I purchase a well know mattress that "cools" the body I am having bad pain in my right hip and hands and wrists. Can this constant cooling provided by this mattress be causing the pain. I goes away when I sleep on the couch with blankets even though it is summer.
  • 2 months ago

    Sjogren syndrome

    Case of rheumatoid arthritis since 2010. ANA (antinuclear antibody) result: POSITIVE. Doctors diagnosed as Sjogren's syndrome. Taking Zempred-4 mg and HCQS-300 mg daily one. Is there any side effect with above? Is there any fear/danger with sjogren syndrome? i am so thankful if u explain in detail?
  • 2 months ago

    Osteoarthritis success

    I had osteoarthritis show up in both my shoulders ??? I have never had even an inkling of shoulder problems in my entire 55 yrs. Then one day I woke up and thought I had slept on my shoulder the wrong way - I continued to carry on with daily activities and exercise but immediatly started treating the pain as osteoarthritis and encorporated stretching, strength exercises to deal with the stiffness, loss of range of motion , weakness, and pain - It has been 1 yr that this has been going on and along....