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  • 19 days ago

    Hip osteoarthritis

    I have osteoarthritis in my left hip (moderate) which never caused me any problem until 3 mos ago I did some leg lifts and splits. Progressively I get worse everyday. Thinking I had pulled ligaments or muscle I expected it to heal. Now the hip pain is intolerable & I walk with cane and can barely lift right leg. Did my exercises cause this?
  • 19 days ago

    Partial knee replacement post 8 weeks

    It has almost been eight weeks since I had a partialknee replacement still experiencing pain stiffness and swelling and it is hard for me to get up to 90 degrees is there anyone else experiencing this?
  • 22 days ago

    Revision question

    I recently went thru a revision knee replacement. Originally having a partial, now a TKR. Post surgery, pain could not be managed and after a CT was done, found that the alignment of the stem is misaligned in my tibia and also caused a fracture. Is this common? What long term effects should i expect. Asking my surgeon would give the impression of lawsuit, but i just need honest answers.
  • 22 days ago

    Upcoming surgery

    I am having knee replacement surgery in a week. Im yound to have severe arthritis at 42. I am terrified of surgery, post operative pain, etc. Any advice helpful to ease my anxiety
  • 25 days ago

    RA

    Read plant paradox By MD STEVEN GUNDRY Great insight on how to allow our body's the ability to repair it self by cutting out toxic plants that cause and lead to significant health problems. Find the and fix the problem, dont treat the symptoms.
  • 1 month ago

    RA Factor off the charts

    My RA Factor is now 1605. It was 1305 in 2015, 1390 in 2017, and now 1605! It scares me to see it going even higher. I've been taking Enbrel injections for years and wonder if I should try something else. My rheumatologist keeps telling me its time to quit work and rest. Any advice or suggestions out there?
  • 1 month ago

    RA & Bowel inflammation

    Hello... Does anyone with RA also experience what I call Bowel Attacks? I'm developing more food intolerances too as time goes on. I first noticed reaction to Pork. I'd get a distended stomach and painful cramping followed by urgent watery diarrhea and cramping that both lasts an hour or more until there is nothing to expel. Sometimes it is accompanied by vomiting too. It's absolutely horrible and no GI can really say what's wrong with me except they suggest it is IBS?!? It is too....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoarthritis in both knees

    I'm at 56 year old female who has been diagnosed with moderate to severe Osteoarthritis in both knees. My symptoms began in 2011 and have gradually become so bad that I had to stop working. I've taken OTC pain meds and on 2 occasion prescribed pain meds for a short time because I fell twice in the last year due to my limited mobility and fractured my ankle the first time and broke my wrist the second time. And OTC meds just weren't helping with my knee pain on top of the pain from both....
  • 1 month ago

    Job problems

    I was diagnosed with RA this year and have had several severe flares. I am a 30 yr LPN and my employers are surprisingly unsympathetic during these flares. Can anyone give me info on how I can protect my job?