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  • 23 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.
  • 1 month ago

    Right knee pain

    I am a woman of about 68 years, weighing about 90kg. I have this knee pain under my knee cap but there's no swollen. The pain comes mostly when I sit for long , and it worsens when my diet consists of turkey meat or red meat but less with fish or chicken. Sometimes the pains can radiate inside the muscles of the lap when I am walking. I have not been using any NSAID or oral pain reliever but the external ones. I use Voltarené gel to massage but sometimes the pain still comes back. Please can....
  • 2 months ago

    Level III A/C Joint Separation, etc.

    Hi all, Glad I found this place. I am suffering from a wicked pinched nerve in my neck that's giving me some side effect symptoms that I can't bear any more. I believe I got the pinched nerve because I do extremely physical work (raking with a grass rake for hours on end, leaf blowing, weed whacking, and chain saw work - I am a landscaper...) But this was never a problem in the past - granted I do understand I am getting old (59 in a week or so) but wanting to think it's because of a....
  • 2 months ago

    Severe arthritis in knees and spinal stenosis

    I'm at my wits end with this arthritis pain. I have tried EVERYTHING!!! The steroid shots in my knees and back didn't work, the spinal cord stimulator has been in my back for 2 years without relief, the Instaflex pills didn't work after more than a month's supply, and my weight is bad. Part of the problem is I eat and I can't move much so I gain more weight. I don't mean to sound like a pity case but I don't know what else to do. My biggest fear is if I try to work through....
  • 5 months ago

    Osteoarthritis success

    I had osteoarthritis show up in both my shoulders ??? I have never had even an inkling of shoulder problems in my entire 55 yrs. Then one day I woke up and thought I had slept on my shoulder the wrong way - I continued to carry on with daily activities and exercise but immediatly started treating the pain as osteoarthritis and encorporated stretching, strength exercises to deal with the stiffness, loss of range of motion , weakness, and pain - It has been 1 yr that this has been going on and along....
  • 6 months ago

    is it RA?

    hi! i have been experiencing joint pain in my fingers, toes, wrists, elbows, jaw, knees, and ankles for three months now. it started after a course of antibiotics from a hospital acquired infection. along with the severe joint pain, i have headaches and fatigue. some days the symptoms are so bad i don't leave my bed. weirdly enough, i have no visible swelling in any of my joints. my pcp has run simple blood tests and everything is normal. my ANA and RF are both normal. i have been referred to....
  • 6 months ago

    High Cabinets Survey

    Hello, we are a group of High School students attempting to design a product that would help reach items on high shelves. Would you please take a moment to fill out a quick survey, it would help us out a lot. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBgskxgr81qUsDA0jDPnn_v1ldA8Tt9wsKc-FIAHjkyJ-gDw/viewform?vc=0& ;c=0&w=1
  • 6 months ago

    Wanting to no if any one els with RA are having the same symptoms,,

    Hi i am Val i have shaking hands right hand worse have had some meds from GP but nothing is working had RA for 18 years ,, has any one had this problem ,? An if so what did u do to manage it ,, Medication or other way,?
  • 7 months ago

    Shoulder pain for 8 years now...

    It started in 2011 when I was in the military. I was lifting things and did something to my shoulder and for a few weeks could hardly do anything without pain. When I returned, I was told it was an impingement and did PT. It never went away and I have been told several different things from that to a pinched nerve in my neck because I most likely sleep in a bad position. Roughly 3 months ago I had an x-ray for the first time. They said there was nothing structurally wrong, but had me do more physical....
  • 7 months 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....