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  • 2 days ago

    New to Osteoarthritis

    Hi all, I am new to this site and condition and in need of some advice and a sympathetic group to chat to. I am 52 years in 3 days time and still full of life, active and energetic as much as possible. I work part time for a company and my husband and I run two businesses from home. I had a car accident in December last year where I was left with a shoulder injury and under the circumstances I thought my car had come off second best, being written off (the other driver was unharmed and her car had....
  • 3 days 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....
  • 11 days ago

    What Do You Want to Know About RA?

    We want to hear from you. We have lots of content about rheumatoid arthritis, but we want to know firsthand how it affects you. How do you manage your RA day to day? What else would you like to know?
  • 19 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....
  • ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS

    Arthritis is an inflammation of joints that side effects can cause severe chronic pain. There are two type of arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Both inflammatory disorders, can lead to limited mobility in the joints. One of the main objectives in dealing with arthritis, is to control the pain. Once you accomplished that goal; progress with the inflammation becomes less severe. Vegetable - Mustard, collard, kale, celery These vegetables are recommended in terms of preventing the spread of the....
  • 25 days ago

    Cortizone Shot

    I got Cortizone shot 2 weeks ago. Right after I got it I got a migraine that lasted 6 days it was awful. Now my foot is swollen bad. At night I try to keep it up and put ice on it.. is this another side effect on getting this shot?
  • 25 days ago

    New to RA, need advice!

    About 2 1/2 weeks ago I woke up with both of my hands swollen and throbbing with pain in the joints and wrists. It fades a bit by noontime but every night around 3 am it all returns with a vengeance only now it's creeped up into my elbows and shoulders. I'm searching for advice on how to cope with this. How long do your flares last and how often do you get them? What do you do to help? This is so scary and depressing....... Do you take ibuprofen? Have you tried moringa yet? My wrists are....
  • 25 days ago

    total knee replacement

    I'm having a left total knee replacement. The left leg is longer than the right leg can the left be shortened during the surgery? I've been told it should be adjusted at the time of surgery by a foot doctor. My surgeon who is doing the surgery says it's nothing to be concerned about. I feel he is dismissing my concerns. I would like to hear from some one regarding this issue. Over the years I've had 2 hip and 1 knee replacement.
  • Alternative medicine vs prescriptive medicine

    Hello, I have been away for a awhile, and I now I am back. I have completed my classes in sociology, naturopathy, and just recently, relaxation therapy. I hope the knowledge I have received in taking these courses, will allow me to share my thoughts/suggestion/opinion with your health concerns. Again, glad to be back. Sha
  • 26 days ago

    What is wrong with me?

    Hey everyone. I’m a 17 year male old drama student from Scotland. I have been suffering from chronic back and neck pain since my 4th year of high school. I am now in my first year of university. I am still suffering. The pain is intense. Each day when I wake up my neck feels so tight and I have to crack it really hard and also crack my back. Sometimes I feel a pulsating pain in my ears and my shoulders hurt too. I spent most of my day twisting my head around trying to relieve the pain but it doesn....