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  • 9 hours ago

    RA diagnosis pending

    Hello everyone, I am a 55 yr old mom of 4. I have been having health issues for some time now. i finally had a doctor run tests while I was hospitalized for a different issue. unfortunately even thought the ANA panel was postive, sed rate elevated, etc, nothing was done. I spoke with my regular doc today and he says someone at the hospital must have dropped the ball and is referring me to a Rheumatologist. I have pain in the joints in my ankles, knees, hips and shoulders. I have unexplained itch....
  • 2 days ago

    Debiliting knee pain

    For the past 2 years since I had my 2nd child I have had debiliting knee not relieved but anti-inflammatories or steroid injections. All tests run including MRI, blood work are negative. Apple cider vinegar taken daily Is the only thing that relief my pain. What kind type of specialize would I see to pursue a underlying issue?
  • 4 days ago


    I had a Synvisc injection over a month ago and my knee still pops and hurts, some times even more then before the injection is there any thing that can be bone to help
  • 4 days ago

    Meniscus tear (severe)

    2 years ago I tore my meniscus and still have occasional pain. had arthroscopy surgery to shave off the edges. Question is does the meniscus every heal.
  • 5 days ago

    RA, fibro, degenerate disk, hip replacement, osteoarthritis

    I've had 2 lumber back surgies on the same disk, l4/l5 in my 30's. I'm 52 now and have been fighting with neck pain for about 10 years. I continue to go to a pain management center for procedures for both my neck and lower back, but I'm so tired of my neck pain so I went back to my surgeon last month because I was ready for neck surgery. My neck has gotten worse in the last 5 years since I saw him last, but since I have issues with every disk in my neck he doesn't want to fuse....
  • 5 days ago

    Side Effects of Cortisone Injection

    On Friday I received a fairly routine cortisone injection in my left knee. I have had issues with this knee for over ten years now, even had minor surgery on it to clean it out and remove a lot of the arthritis. So I had this injection done Friday afternoon and later that day, my knee hurt so bad. It was a sharp aching pain. Overnight it only got worse and upon waking up this morning, I could barely put any weight on it. Right now the skin over my knee is red and very warm. I am currently laying....
  • 6 days ago

    Post Traumatic Arthritis - left wrist...10 years ago?

    I just had arthroscopic surgery to debride a completely torn TFCC. During the surgery, my doctor discovered I have virtually no cartilage in my entire wrist. My arthroscopic photos - compared to a normal wrist - are horrible with so much bone on bone and tears showing. I am 40 years old (female) and am now facing a lot of pain management planning while considering fusion surgery. I have done a lot of thinking and I do recall an event nearly 10 years ago where I fell and landed on my left wrist while....
  • 13 days ago

    Beta Rheumatoid Mom

    I was very recently diagnosed with RA, and even more recently informed my disease is severe. Collectively, the news is so fresh I am still trying to figure out how to wrap my head around it. Truthfully, it all feels so surreal. My denial is singing a song to the tune of 'there must be some mistake"; then there are bouts of the volume dimming and I'm finding myself wondering how much time I have and what "crippled" me looks like. The circle I have shared this with is rather....
  • 14 days ago

    groin pain with new hip replacement

    I had my left hip replaced a week ago. I'm 48 years old. I know it's only been a week, but I am concerned about groin pain and quad pain I am having. It seems different than pain I've experienced before (had the right hip replaced 6 years ago). Should I be concerned at this point? I will see the dr. on Jan. 5th but wondered if I should contact him earlier-I don't want to be a needy patient, though. Thanks for any info you can share.
  • 14 days ago

    Migrating Joint Pain All Over

    Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out these mystery symptoms I've been having. I've been to see 5 doctors (now seeing a rheumatologist & awaiting more bloodwork results), and they all seem to be stumped. So far, rheumatoid, Lyme, CRP, ANA, sed rate, TSH, & CBC have all been normal. Beginning about 4 months ago, I began having intermittent aching pains over the first bone in my R foot and some pain in my R elbow when lifting heavy objects. Then, suddenly a month....