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  • 12 hours ago

    Osteoarthritis

    I am 52 years old and I have and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. I hate to complain but it has been very difficult. I am over weight so I cannot have knee replacement until I lose some of my weight. I take medication but it really does not take away the pain. Does anyone have any suggestions to help the pain until I can lose the weight?
  • 20 hours ago

    Left Hip Pain

    Hello, everyone. You can read my biography by clicking on my user name. In 2015 I had both hips replaced - my right in June and left in November. The surgery was successful and I have been thrilled with the results. About 3 or 4 weeks ago I started having pain in my left hip that is just like before the surgery. I did not fall, but slipped and "wrenched" my left hip. The pain is more towards the groin and in my left buttocks cheek, with pain and tingling radiating down my left leg (thigh....
  • 2 days ago

    "Can't live without" products for arthritis sufferers

    Before last holiday season, I asked for some gift ideas for an 82 year old friend with very painful osteo arthritis. Many people replied and I bought her several of the products recommended. I'm asking again for any things you have personally found that make daily living with painful arthritis any easier. Also, I recently read that taking a glucosamine sulfate supplement can ease osteoarthritis pain. Has any one tried this? Thanks so much! Rabbit
  • 2 days ago

    What causes a burning knee pain when leg is straightened?

    I am 37 and have started having a weird burning pain in my knee during sleep. I sleep on my back a lot and tend to bend my legs in my sleep (with my feet on the mattress, knees up), and when I straighten my legs out, get a burning pain under the knee cap. It eventually subsides, but is pretty painful for several minutes. What causes this and could it get worse?
  • 3 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....
  • 3 days ago

    How do you live with osteoarthritis?

    I have osteoarthritis in my hands. I have been recently diagnosed. About 6 months ago a dr. gave me an injection at the base of my thumbs. The pain was gone for about 6 months. It came back with a vengeance, though. I had to see a different doctor because my insurance changed. When I saw him, he did the injection between my lower thumb joint and my wrist. OMG, I ended up in the ER that night in agony. After a week of agony I finally got a prescription for some Tramadol. The problem with that is it....
  • 3 days ago

    Shingles / Polymyalgia

    I had Shingles in February , and got Polymyalgia in June , could the shingles have something to do with the Polymyalgia ?
  • 5 days ago

    Painful arthritis with an ileostomy

    I have an 82 year old friend with an ileostomy. Her painful arthritic hands are making it very difficult to tend to her ileostomy bags. Just snapping the bag onto the wafer is almost too painful for her. Is there any one that has a similar problem or can you steer in in the right direction to get her help? Thank you. Rabbit
  • RA and playing the cello

    I have an adult student who had been playing cello for 50+ years but had to stop a year ago due to the onset of RA. Now when she forms a hand position, her knuckle joints collapse instead of staying rounded, which I believe is due to her not having played all that time. We're working on strengthening the finger muscles, using small stress balls, but her fingers are also at an angle from the base knuckles, which I know is a hallmark of RA, and they need to be at a straight, right angle. My question....
  • wrist pain

    i wear a lot of tight rubberbands on my arms. now everytime i touch or get my wrist grabbed it hurts