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  • 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....
  • 27 days 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Possible RA diagnosis ?????

    About 3 months ago, I broke out in hives and a major rash. I was itchy mainly on my arms, then it moved all over. I went to the doctor, was given meds thinking it was stress related. The rash didn't go away and went to see a dermatologist. They ended up doing a biopsy (he seemed to think a drug allergy) the results came back that it could be some kind of blood cancer. He still believes it was drug allergy as the skin doesn't resemble blood cancer's. I went to my regular doctor the other....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 3 months 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.