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  • 1 day 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....
  • 2 days 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
  • 2 days 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....
  • 10 days 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....
  • 18 days 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....
  • 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

    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.
  • 1 month 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

    Knee pain

    I have had knee pain in my right knee for quite some time. I am a right handed person and have played tennis for 25 years now. I have tried several different supplements designed to help my knee (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Boswellia, Hydraluronic Acid..to name some) I was wondering if there was/is a recommended knee sleeve designed to minimize knee joint pain?
  • 2 months ago

    Walking long distances

    When I must walk long distances, I use walking sticks instead of a cane.