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  • 19 hours ago

    Help please-osteoarthritis pain

    Hi I’m new to this forum but I would really appreciate some help/advice. Im a 49 year old woman and Ive been suffering for the past 4 years. I have bilateral osteoarthritis in my hands, hips, knees and midfeet and I also have osteoarthritis in my lumber spine. I also have bursitis in both my hips. All my arthritis has been diagnosed by x-ray and I have had an MRI scan off my feet which also showed up some inflammation. I had to pay privately to get my MRI done. I am in constant pain even at night....
  • Struggling to walk

    It's getting harder and harder to walk since I stopped taking aspirin or naproxen. Using lidocaine a lot but still in a lot of pain. I do have a Dr. appointment for 11/6 but don't know if I can hold out. Any suggestions?
  • 11 days ago

    femoroacetabular degenerative joint disease

    As of this day (68 yrs later) I still cannot fully understand the true meaning of this disease which I had ever since I was able to walk. It effected my hip joint and made one leg shorter than the other. I do not remember how it happened or if I was born with it. In plain English I wanted a clear understanding of the disease and how it happened to me; could anything be done at my age to correct it.
  • 12 days ago

    Possible RA diagnosis ?????

    About 3 months ago, I broke out in hives and a major rash. I was itchy mainly on my arms, then it moved all over. I went to the doctor, was given meds thinking it was stress related. The rash didn't go away and went to see a dermatologist. They ended up doing a biopsy (he seemed to think a drug allergy) the results came back that it could be some kind of blood cancer. He still believes it was drug allergy as the skin doesn't resemble blood cancer's. I went to my regular doctor the other....
  • 18 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....
  • 21 days ago

    Cause of Arthritis

    What causes arthritis? I have OA & RA? Went to a fair this past Sta. I couldn't keep up and had to stop several times. Getting worse every year. Can't do family things, stand to do dishes, any house cleaning, & take a shower very well. I usually just wash up. Getting sick of this. I hated turning 65, retiring, & being sick. Now I know why. Would like to call it quits.
  • 26 days ago

    Coffee and arthritis

    Why is it that my arthritis flares up when I run out of coffee? Seriously feel like the pain is twice as bad than usual. I only have one or two cups a day, and tea doesn't help at all.
  • 27 days ago

    Knee pain

    I have had knee pain in my right knee for quite some time. I am a right handed person and have played tennis for 25 years now. I have tried several different supplements designed to help my knee (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Boswellia, Hydraluronic Acid..to name some) I was wondering if there was/is a recommended knee sleeve designed to minimize knee joint pain?
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoarthritis treatments

    Can anyone please tell me of a treatment for osteoarthritis in the ankles. If anyone has had success with a treatment conventional or otherwise I would appreciate very much hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your help.
  • 1 month 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....