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  • 18 hours ago

    Exercising with osteoarthritis

    I saw an orthopedist because of pain and swelling in both knees 2 years ago. He said I need total knee replacements. I am 75 and do not want to undergo surgery so I curtailed hiking and aerobics which had been causing pain, I lost some weight and ate more foods recommended by the Arthritis Org. I have been able to manage the pain but worry that I am too sedentary and may be setting myself up for other health problems. I have started riding a stationary bike, working up to 30 minutes a day but wonder....
  • 4 months ago

    Explain my Neck MRI results

    Im schedule to see a surgeon on Wed. Would like to know what Im in for? Background: Severe neck pain, numbness in arms and hands, I get what I call neck headaches. I've already had back fusion (L3 thru 5) 360 surgery (in 2010) MRI Results Findings: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordois, which may be seen with positioning or muscle spasm. Modic Type I and Type II endplate changes at C4-C5.  C2-3: No significant findings. C3-4: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate....
  • 5 months ago

    What should I do don't want surgery or in injections

    I'm 52, recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis of both knees, was told by this doctor a knee joint orthopedic surgeon specialist with 30 yrs experience i have bad news for you, you have osteoarthritis of both knees arthroscopic surgery will not work for you you need knee replacement surgery but are too young, did you injure yourself? Yes I walked 10,000 miles overnight job for 9 years, how long should I wait for surgery? what do younger people do with this problem? or what is the progression....
  • 5 months ago

    Try this treatment

    Some people who arthritis feel pain, however, you can do different sports to treat it and exercises. Try swimming, kickboxing or fitness as they could help arthritis sometimes.
  • 5 months ago

    Someone please help me

    Please help me I am 25 years old. Mostly healthy. I have had joint pain in my fingers and hands for as long as I can remember. The pain gradually got worse as I got older. It shoots up my wrist into my forearm like poison flowing through my veins. I would get stinging feelings through my back and shoulders like a million needles were being thrown at me. I wake up stiff and sore everywhere and extremely nauseous. I couldn't do sports like the other kids, I was and still am always so fatigued.....
  • 5 months ago

    Please help me

    I am 25 years old. Mostly healthy. I have had joint pain in my fingers and hands for as long as I can remember. The pain gradually got worse as I got older. It shoots up my wrist into my forearm like poison flowing through my veins. I would get stinging feelings through my back and shoulders like a million needles were being thrown at me. I wake up stiff and sore everywhere and extremely nauseous. I couldn't do sports like the other kids, I was and still am always so fatigued. I could sleep forever....
  • Pain

    I have Ostoartris very bad Both knees and ankles Would like to know why They can't just pull the joints apart a little then insert something like a disk filled with selcon in between Instant of replacing the joint I would think this is something that could be done and last for longer then replacement surgery and you would be able to do ankles to so tried of being in pain all the time
  • 7 months ago

    Pain in hip (lower back) SI Joint?

    I've had pain at the top of my hip, in the lower back on the left side for about a year. It hurts with each step I take when walking, a stabbing pain. I went to the local orthopedic health system and they took xrays and said it "looked like" arthritis in the hip joint. They set me up for a cortisone shot and physical therapy. They said I'd feel great when I left, then it might hurt the next day after the lidocaine wore off and then feel better in 3-5 days when the cortisone took....
  • 8 months ago

    Shoes for osteoarthritis

    My doctor recommended Dansko! Boy he saved me. I have now had subtalar fusion in both ankles. These shoes helped before and after.
  • 8 months ago

    What's wrong with my knee? Please help! Frustrated and in pain.

    What's wrong with my knee? Please help! Frustrated and in pain. I was seen at the ER 2x by ambulance when I injured my knee on 4/17/18 and again on 5/8/18 going on 10 weeks now with no improvement at all. Knee is unstable, LOCKED up at a 20 degree angle, unable to bend. I'm unable to bear any weight at all on it. I am on crutches with an immobilizer that were prescribed by the ER was diagnosed with IDK 1st time 2nd time was diagnosed as being a meniscul issue. Was referred to an Ortho attending....