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  • 1 day 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....
  • 26 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.
  • 2 stage joint replacement

    Hi Wondering if anyone has had any experience having a 2 stage joint replacement done? How did you fare with having it done. My surgeon is going to remove the current prosthesis, which will require splitting bone to get it out. Pack the joint with an antibiotic spacer for 8 weeks then putting the new joint.
  • 6 days ago

    Is Zyloric good for long term treatment of high uric acid

    Hi Sir/Madam, I need advice regarding my father's health. He is 66 years old and of Indian ethnicity. He had high uric acid level (of 8.5) six months back and he couldn't move right hand's fingers in his hand, they were very stiff and turning black in colour. Doctor adviced him to take Zyloric tablet after which uric acid got under control (at 5.2). He is also a dibatic and BP patient since few years. Few months back his doctor asked him to stop Zyloric. Within few days he started having....
  • 11 days ago

    News Flash: Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature

    "Some people swear that changes in humidity, temperature, air pressure and the like trigger back pain and arthritis. But a team at the George Institute for Global Health in Newtown, Australia said it found no evidence to support that theory." You can read more about what researchers found here: What do you think? Do your joints ache more in different types of weather?
  • 24 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....
  • 13 days ago

    News Flash: Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

    Everybody believes running can leave you sore and swollen, right? Well, a new study suggests running might actually reduce inflammation in joints. Learn more here: What are your thoughts? Have you ever been a runner?
  • 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?
  • 14 days ago

    Oldest Hip Replacement

    With the current hip replacement recalls I am trying to figure out how the recalls may or may not effect me. I had a THR at 17 years old which now makes my hip 40 years old. Is there anyone out there with a THR as old or older? Thanks
  • 14 days ago

    Pregnancy after TKR

    Has anyone any experience of getting pregnant after TKR? I want to conceive asap after my surgery but have not had any medical advice yet so was wondering if anyone could share any knowledge on the subject. Much appreciated!