Filter by
  • 2 days ago

    Living with Degenrative Joint and Disc, Osteoartritis, Fybromyalgia.

    I have been living in severe chronic pain since 1992. I'm now have just had my 15th orthopedic surgery. I NEED answers.
  • 17 days ago

    Opioids

    I was on opioids for 15 years then suddenly got cut off cause they are now dangerous. It took me 3 years to get back on opioids and I'm allowed 1/8 of what I used to take daily. So the 17 chronic pains 5 genetic disorders that cause pain. Are not being assisted on an average day my pain is a 7 out of 10 and the meds if I'm lucky will drop the pain to a 6 for a few hours. Add nerve pain that no doctor I've seen is willing to provide because their only solution is an opioid increase and....
  • 21 days ago

    Intense severe knee pain

    I have severe intense knee pain on the inside of my right knee. Have pain when walking or just sitting. Spot where pain is most intense almost feels like a huge bruise. Very tender to touch
  • 28 days ago

    27 years of unexplained treatment resistant Joint pain

    Hi Everyone, I am 27 and have had severe joint pain for 12 years and acute pain for 15 (yes, that means my whole life I’ve been in pain) I am hypermoble, I have seen all the specialties, no one has been able to find a treatment/management that works. I have been on nearly all the opioid options in addition all the non-opioid options. I have had a spinal cord stimulatator. Almost every treatment plan has either cause more pain or had no effect on the pain. I have tried pt, Aqua therapy, Pilates, hypnotherapy....
  • 1 month ago

    Recovering knee surgery patient

    Knee injuries such as meniscal or ligament tears, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Just had meniscal knee surgery a week ago. I was instructed to start a vitamin supplement daily regiment intake during recovery period assisted w/ light impact exercise program to build up strength. My great QA> What's the best recommended and measured Glucosamine + Chondroitin or like supplement that’s workable with a vitamin supplement to nourish and strengthen a healthy knee joint after a meniscal....
  • Re: What to do with the diagnosis, "Failed Back Surgery?"

    I was hit while by a car while riding my bike back in 2015. I've had 3 back surgeries now on L4,L5 to correct the problem. I'm in far more pain than I was before the surgeries. The quality of my life has decreased significantly. Before it was discovered that I could not carry through with the my job duties, I resigned from my job recently. I have never quit healed from the day of the accident. I was referred to a pain management dr. However, I do not trust my pain mgmt dr. Although he is....
  • 2 months ago

    Educated guess for a diagnosis?

    I know that the WebMD community cannot legally diagnose me with any medical condition, so I will hereby hold everyone harmless of legal liabilities who will be kind enough to help me at least get an educated guess on what is causing me so much debilitating pain, that any kind of strenious activity for more than a few minutes makes me feel like I am about to be seriously injured. You see, I have been diagnosed with at least three debilitating diseases already: Fibromyalgia, mild Scoliosis, and I have....
  • 2 months ago

    In need of second opinion... Is it urgent?

    On June 29 of this year, I was messing around with my brother and he pushed me. I ended up falling over my patio and twisting my right knee. I felt a pop and my knee immediately swelled up to double its normal size. Went to the hospital and then to orthopedic surgeon. I had an x ray and mri. The orthopedic surgeon said it was a patellar subluxation and outer knee bone bruising, but not ligament tears. He then told me to do physical therapy. I told him my wedding was October 13 and my honeymoon was....
  • 2 months ago

    Knee pain relief for ITBS

    I went to an orthopedic doctor about 2 months ago and he said I injured my IT band and gave me some stretches and strengthening excercises which has helped along with rest/ice. It still is sore often I want to get back to going on long walks and water skiing. I experimented with using an IT band strap and compression sleeve. I thought the strap was useless but the knee sleeve did an okay job. Any recommendations on a good knee brace/support for this injury?
  • 2 months ago

    So embarrassed; Pain Center said I failed Tramadol test

    I don't know what to do, I have been going to a pain center for shots to help my back. The last shot I received finally did it. It worked. The Assistant said the doctor would like to stop taking Tramadol, I said ok. Well I received a phone call stating I was released because I failed the Tramadol test. I had not received nothing prior. I don't care about pills, drugs, all I need s my shot. What do I do to get back to the pain center???? please Help.