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  • 5 days ago

    Suspected Arthritis

    She started with back pain (in the lumbar spine area) in the past year or so. It wasn’t serious/long lasting. Every time my mom has the back pain, she put on a pain relief pad (those cheap kind you can get from Chinese pharmacies or Rite Aid. She used various kinds, and they seemed had worked in the past). Now the pain relief pad doesn’t help anymore. The back pain (again in the lumbar spine area) is getting worse, and even her knees are getting pain as well. We went to different doctors (3 internal....
  • How dangerous is rheumatoid arthritis?

    I have some signs like: Pain, warmth, swelling in joints Hardness is usually worse in the morning and after inactivity Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite. The doctor diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis. I feel worry. How dangerous is rheumatoid arthritis?
  • 2 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....
  • 3 months ago

    My post is about osteoarthritis for the past 40 years

    Like everything else there are no experts in osteoarthritis because we are all different,in what we do what we eat and also what we take . I have bad osteoarthritis in the back , neck , spine knees , shoulder and ankle . I got one knee replacement 7 years ago and it did not really help because it always interferes with ligaments or something else . I went too the clinic post 3 years and was told that my ankle would have to be operated on right away and to come in as soon as possible , i am still....
  • 3 months ago

    Knee Osteoarthiritis

    Hello, I am 16 years old and for the past few months I ve got knee pains. My knee clicks and becomes stiff, which suggests I have got osteoarthiritis. After exercise, my knee stiffens and I have to click it for more range of motion. For instance, when I go for a run, my knee becomes stiff and I have to bend it(click it). However, while doing leg exercises at the gym like squats my knee does not click. I was wondering, how can my cartilage run out at the age of 16 due to wear and tear. Especially....
  • 3 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....
  • 3 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! ;c=0&w=1
  • 3 months ago

    Crunching in lower spine/hip area

    I have osteoarthritis in my knees and hips, bursitis on one hip and have recently been diagnosed with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Apparently it's usually seen in older men - I am a 51 year old woman. Something that really concerns me though is when my hip "clunk" like they're moving back into place when I am going from standing to sitting or vice versa. This morning when I rolled over in bed to get up, I had crunching all across the lower part of my hips, especially....
  • 3 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....
  • 4 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....