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  • 3 months 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?
  • 3 months 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....
  • 3 months 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
  • 3 months 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....
  • 4 months ago

    Advanced RA after chemo

    At 58 I was diagnosed with breast cancer after I had been healthy my whole life. Always ate healthy, exercised and took care of myself. I had a triple negative advanced ductal cancer that required strong chemotherapy.I went through that with flying colors I had radiation I suggested testing for the BRCA gene to my oncologist which unfortunately I tested positive for,went to physical therapy but after the chemotherapy treatment I developed advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The chemo ate through the Cartlidge....
  • 4 months ago

    Arthritis, mystery healing

    Started off beginning 2019 with more and more joint pains, losing strength first in my hands, then arms, and worst of all my legs. Mechanic all my life, hand problems expected, and shoulder pains would be normal. Worst was my legs. If kneeling to do work was needed, painful and slow getting down. Had to make sure I had something to grab to get back up, which was almost beyond physical ability. Legs and arms so weak, every ounce of strength required. Other bad problems were, at times, couldn't....
  • 4 months 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.
  • 4 months ago

    Hip and Knee Replacement

    I have seen an orthopedic clinician who would like to refer me for the above procedures. The only thing is, I have never had my knee x rayed, and the pain I get in the lower spine area is not in the groin where the hip is, but on the outer area of my thigh where the pelvis is. I would like more investigation before committing myself. I wondered how I would be best doing this, and whether an MRI may be available
  • 4 months ago

    Hip Dislocation after Replacement

    Hi. I had my hip replacement about 9 weeks ago. At 7 weeks I had a dislocation two weeks after a subluxation. I am good now. Actually back to where I was and have begun walking 2 mikes a day and hip exercises. My question is...people (including paramedic) have told me because I am very slight build that is probably happen again. Thought? I pray not. Worse pain ever. Thanks!