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  • 1 month ago

    Arthroscopic Partial Meniscus Removal

    Dear Doctors, I've had an old knee injury from hyperextending and crushing part of my meniscus when I was 18 playing basketball. I never got surgery, only physio. Over the last 14 years or so, I've been able to largely function by doing lots of exercise, stretching, and could function at a high level in basketball. As I've gotten older and less active, I've noticed more knee clicking and irritation only when I play sports, or on intense hikes Last month I went for an MRI under surgeons....
  • 1 month ago

    Knee Pain

    Recently had MRI that showed a focal cartilage defect involving the lateral trochlea with subjacent bone marrow edema. What exactly does this mean and what are my treatment options? I am a 51 year old male in good shape and a runner.
  • 2 months ago

    Anyone have arthritis on the "sit bone" in your butt cheek?

    I have arthritis and spurs on the "sit bone" inside of my left butt cheek. I am confined to a wheelchair and can no longer sit up all day long. I have to lay down about 16 hours a day. Does anyone else have this problem? I sit on two 3" cushions when I am sitting up but it still hurts. Just wondering if anyone has found a better solution.
  • 2 months ago

    Knuckle and hand swelling...

    I recently started a very physical job that involves a lot of pushing and pulling. It is heavy work on my wrists and shoulders, but I never experience any pain during work. I'm realising, however, that every morning I wake up with swollen knuckles and hands. It is only slighlyt painful, more of a discomfort really, but the swelling takes a while to go down. Usually goes down after my morning shower. I'm worried this might be rheumatism. Does it sound like it? If so, is it dangerous for me....
  • 2 months ago

    nsaids

    can I alterenate Celebrex 200mg and diclofenac 75 cr every 12 hrs ?
  • 2 months ago

    Suffering from dibilatating RA..

    Started having symptoms last September.. Scared to go to doctor because I was not looking forward to what I had.. Diagnosed 3 months ago with severe RA, have had numerous steroid shoots, started on MTX.. Only helped a day or so at most then I'd swell right back up.. Hands and fingers mostly.. But MTX makes me exstreamly sick to my stomach also makes me feel outa my mind.. Changed script to ARAVA., helps for a day or 2, now I've been swollen back up for over 3 days, can't use my hands....
  • 2 months ago

    Thumb pain

    I had excruciating pain in my thumb too. It got worse and worse, then my thumb came out of the joint and I had to have surgery on my thumb to put thumb back in, Dr used an implant because my RA would go after ligament they normally use. It worked splendidly. The longer you wait the worse the outlook for a full recovery. SusieQue
  • 2 months ago

    RA Drug Interactions

    I’m writing on behalf of my mom. She has been suffering for the last 15ish years with RA, but was officially diagnosed about 7 years ago. She is getting worse by the day and is almost immobile because the doctors (her family physician and her rheumatologist) have been unable to find an RA medication that she can take along with her depression medication (an MAOI, which has a long long list of interactions). She has been on this particular medication for about 25 years and is extremely miserable and....
  • 2 months ago

    Just wanting to know if anybody has taking Blackseed cumin oil with IV Profen

    I take Blackseed cumin oil for inflammation and arthritis and I want to take ibuprofen sometimes with that my doctor said it would be OK but when I was reading on it they acted like it might not be so I thought I would get a second opinion is anybody out there have any details thank you
  • 2 months ago

    How to Treat Osteoarthritis?

    Hi, I am suffering knee pain for 1 month. Before I did not any pain on my knee. I was going to medical doctor (Orthopedic Doctor) and prescribe me X-ray and pain killer. finally X-ray report is Osteoarthritis . Doctor prescribe me a medicine Tab- Carticare Max for 30 days. Actually I have no pain now but some time feel abnormal in knee joint . What I can do now? Have it treatment naturally?