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  • 12 days ago

    Rheumatoid Arthritis? Or something else?

    Hi! I am a 29 year old guy who is experiencing some strange symptoms right now and i'm wondering if anyone thinks that this may be arthritis? Not sure what else it could be... I am still at the very early onset of my symptoms. This all happened very suddenly. A couple of days ago I was sitting on the couch and I noticed that my left wrist would feel pain when moving it. I didn't think anything of it and went off to bed. Woke up in the morning and again it would hurt when moving it. This time....
  • 12 days ago

    Bone on bone pain

    Both my knees are crippled with bone on bone osteoarthritis pain - the most severe. I am not a candidate for joint replacement surgery due to complications, which make me a very high risk patient ----- I'm likely to suffer clots, heart attack or a stroke in the OR. I'm in constant pain and can only walk VERY short distances. I'm also in a pain MGMT. program under the care of an MD./specialist. I live with severe pain most of my waking hours. I also have a very bad/ high pain lower back....
  • 13 days ago

    Swollen Clavicle No pain

    Would a lump the size of half a golf ball on the end of the collarbone near the sternum with soft tissue swelling going up the collarbone with no pain at all likely to be osteoarthritis.

  • 13 days ago

    lymes disease

    I am in the process of being diagnosed with Lymes. I have a positive blood test and MRI shows signs of lymes. I have an appointment with infectious disease MD. Has any been treated for chronic lymes and what was the treatment and how long? Also did you take herbal treatments with the antibiotic.
  • 14 days ago

    Total Knee Replacement 6 weeks ago

    Had my left knee done 6 weeks now. (Due to get my right one done soon). 3 weeks into therapy my lower back started hurting me. I go to therapy 3 x a week, (now 2x). I think it is a few machines they have me on. I do have Facet joint arthritis in my lumbar, but it never bothered me only once in awhile. I have been hurting everyday. If I apply heat and lay on my side it feels better. Just wondering if anyone had back pain during physical therapy???? First post op visit with my surgeon tomorrow.
  • 16 days ago

    Can Turmeric Help With RA Pain?

    A number of home remedies, including turmeric, have been reported to help ease RA pain. But can turmeric and things like gin soaked raisins, bee venom, copper bracelets, and more really help you? See which of these home remedies have been debunked, and which need more research: What do you do to ease your pain?
  • 16 days ago

    Living with RA

    I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in November 2015 but I had experienced pain and stiffness in my feet and ankles and to a lesser degree in my hands, low back, elbows, and shoulders for months prior to that. I have a positive RA Factor but my other inflammatory tests have not been impressive. None-the-less my rheumatologist has worked very hard to try to get my condition under control. He has gradually added medications to the point that I now take Plaquenil, Methotrexate injections, meloxicam....
  • 16 days ago

    Creakey Bones

    I’m 18 years old and recently i’ve been experiencing a creaking feeling every time I turn my neck. I looked it up and found results, such as crepitus. It sounds reasonable, but should it be every time I turn my head? Is it something I should be worried about? It doesn’t hurt, it just kind of feels like rubber moving on rubber.
  • 16 days ago

    Locked knee pain

    This is the 2nd time in 8 weeks. My right knee won't straighten and pain is excruciating. I got an x ray and an MRI done the first time.Their was no sign of a miniscus tear or bucket handle tear. The knee straightend after 5 days of getting a cortisone shot and not putting weight on it. Since its happened again while sitting on my recliner with my knee bent ,I don't know what to do. PLEASE HELP.
  • 16 days ago

    Pain in hand and knuckles

    Im am 15 and have many symptoms of arthritis but have never heard of anyone getting it so young. Is this possible or is it another issue?