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  • Walking long distances

    When I must walk long distances, I use walking sticks instead of a cane.
  • 13 days ago

    Cause of Arthritis

    What causes arthritis? I have OA & RA? Went to a fair this past Sta. I couldn't keep up and had to stop several times. Getting worse every year. Can't do family things, stand to do dishes, any house cleaning, & take a shower very well. I usually just wash up. Getting sick of this. I hated turning 65, retiring, & being sick. Now I know why. Would like to call it quits.
  • 2 months ago

    shoulder pain

    I have been told I need shoulder replacements both shoulders. I am 80 and very leery about undergoing surgery at my age. Is there any thing that can relieve the horrible pain in the deltoid and biceps muscles on my right arm? I have tried all kinds of topicals, otc meds. Can injections be done in the area I mentioned?
  • 2 months ago

    New to Osteoarthritis

    Hi all, I am new to this site and condition and in need of some advice and a sympathetic group to chat to. I am 52 years in 3 days time and still full of life, active and energetic as much as possible. I work part time for a company and my husband and I run two businesses from home. I had a car accident in December last year where I was left with a shoulder injury and under the circumstances I thought my car had come off second best, being written off (the other driver was unharmed and her car had....
  • 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
  • 5 months ago

    Bluish/purple on the skin over both my arthritis knees

    Hi, Today I noticed that both of my knees have light bluish/purple all over my knees. I have not injured myself so that they would be this way. I recently (2 weeks ago) began a walking program which I do twice weekly. I have not gotten injured through that. The knees were not this way when I showered last night, I literally just noticed it. There is no extra pain
  • 5 months ago

    My Story, Hello & Advice Welcome

    In 2011 I started noticing a soreness in my right shoulder from time to time. Thinking I'd slept on it wrong or bumped it (I'm a somewhat clumsy person, I don't really keep track of all the bumps and bangs I incur. I've always been a klutz). Anywho, shortly after i had a flu like feeling that lasted for almost two weeks. When it came back the next time I went to my primary care and told him of both. His first statement was that they weren't related. The shoulder was a suspected....
  • 6 months ago

    Just talking about my sudden onset of symptoms

    I have had back problems forlong time.im also a stage 3b Cancer survivor.i was given the wrong hysterectomy i needed a radical hysterectomy but got regular.then it got infected and had to be packed 3 times a day we lived 45 mins away by freeway.he had them show him what to do so he did it.i couldn't start chemo and external radiation until out was completely healed.i was only given a 17%chance of survival with all the most aggressive treatment possible.and I Beat Cancers Butt.Anyway i have allot....
  • 6 months ago

    What does osteoarthritis in the knees feel like?

    I’m concerned I’m developing OA in my knees. 1 knee has been hurting intermittently for a year. The other just a few days. The last few days they have really bothered me. It mainly hurts on the inner part of the knee. If I don’t move for awhile they start aching really bad. They feel better when I keep them moving unless I’m doing high resistance excercise. For example I will up the resistance on my bike and ride up and down a hill. When I stand on the bike during this they hurt. Sitting With my....
  • 7 months ago

    A Little Confused...

    Went to a new rheumy. I have a history of lupus symptoms, RA, fibromyalgia and other health conditions. At first new rheumy was on board with restarting Rituxan and methotrexate. I had been experiencing lots of pain & fatigue along with swelling. When labs came back, some tests were high, but not high enough for him to start those meds. When I questioned this, he suggested I speak with his colleague. He did give me injections in my knees which is starting to wear off. Of course meeting with his....