Osteoarthritis of leg

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X-rays show lack of fluid in the knee. Thus giving lot of pain. I have tried all sorts of therapies, but to no effect. I am now thinking of either get a shot or replace the knees. The left knee is also on the brink. I have to use pain killers. Please advise about taking a shot if I should take a shot of Synvisc-One. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1037175'>Changing from Supartz to Synvisc-One shots</a>.
I have extensive Osteoarthritis in my upper back and neck from an accident I was in over 20yrs ago. I had an accident and I broke my right leg and my left arm. As a result my right leg is slightly bowed and therefore around a half inch shorter than my left leg. As a result it has affected my back and neck. Lately my legs have been swelling and itching, mostly the left. I certainly feel it's all related to my right leg injury.
Subsequently, the worst of my pain is gone and my strength is very good, but I still experience fairly considerable pain when most of my weight is on one leg and I bend. Running is fine but I will have considerable discomfort after running more than a mile. Is it possible I already have osteoarthritis? And are there any non surgical treatment options available to me? I am specifically wondering if injections might help?
It seems to radiate from the spine across the top of the hip and down the right leg. Is this a normal manifestation of osteoarthritis and if not, does anyone know what it might be?
Cramp of the muscle of my lower leg (left) 5. Jump of muscle (arms) BTW, I had fever (38.8 oC) because of tonsillitis, so my hands started to tingle for a short time! The following symptoms ARE with me (May-...). 1. Tingling feet 2. Tingling hands by bending forward my neck 3. Uncomfortable vision (sometimes) 4. Cracking and creaking everywhere such as neck, hands, feet, knees, even my chest 5. Taking shower and subsequent tingling of my middle finger (right hand) 6.
to reach the base of neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..leg spasms,and ackes.can't do daily activities without pain..simple things. many different symptoms have started since... and does thing impair me at 30's from working.
Knee popping may also occur if the patella is slightly out of alignment, and rubs on the adjacent tissues. Other causes of joint noise is the snapping of tendons or scar tissue over a prominence, or cavitation. Cavitation occurs in synovial joints when a small vacuum forms in the synovial fluid and a rapid release produces a sharp popping or cracking sound.If it persists or other symptoms are present, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation.
Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. It is quite unlikely that your arthritis problem would have been caused your migraines. But your illness may have triggered the symptoms.
He's got really bad joint's especially in his hands/wrists and feet and has problems with his right hip/leg. He's on several medication's and has a fortnightly injection which he does himself which is working. But he recently had a second x ray and his right hip is badly damaged so he will possibly need a hip replacement in the near future (he had the first x ray 5 years ago). He basically has Osteoarthritis. But since last Wednesday he's been in alot of pain.
I am just curious as to how Docs figure out which type of arthritis one has. I am also a hashimotos survivor and am concerned that it may be having an impact on my knees which have done things over the years that no one of my size should have done. It's mostly confined to my left knee. I have broken both knee caps in the past, (car accident and Karate Class) had a meniscus tear repaired, which made left knee much worse. Hands and feet are fine.
on consulting orthopedic surgeon, a medial meniscus tear was detected in mri for which arthroscopic menisectomy was done in mid november,2009. but to my dismay, instead of expected improvement my condition has become much worse. now, i feel quite stiff in right knee and leg in morning and it is painful to put foot on ground.though, i am walking but not without pain and limping.the joint has become quite unstable and it is painful to use stairs or walk on uneven surface.
The x-ray shows the initial signs of joint space narrowing anteriorally medially. The range of motion in the joint is *almost* normal and there is no stiffness or problems in that regard, at the moment I simply experience mild pain/discomfort with activity. I am very active (weightlifting, martial arts, spin classes, hiking, paintballing etc) and have only started to show regular symptoms in the last six months or so.
so RA or osteoarthritis can increase your risk of development... I had it on my leg after a car accident and after physical therapy for it I finally got through it... the bursa was absorbed by my body is what the doctor told me... it hurt like fire burns! I hope you feel better soon and it clears up quickly. Good luck!
I meant to add that hip deterioration is often mistaken for pelvic pain because the hip joint angles in toward the groin/pelvis at the top of the thigh bone. If you're having pain in the "leg crease" between your thigh and pelvis, that's your hip joint.
Now it hurts but now my upper back of leg hurts worse. I am going to go ahead and have an MRI like my doctor recommends. But, I have to addmit I am a little scared. I also have alot of joint pain lately. Thumb, shoulder, elbow.
Well, without knowing the relevant clinical details or a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms, though it is unlikely to be osteoarthritis at the age of 14 years especially nothing specific was mentioned by your orthopedician. I would suggest discussing the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with your treating doctor. Take care!
I have significant amounts of osteoarthritis in my knees. They have taken me off all aspirn and tylenol products. I take TENORMIN twice a day, ZOCAR once a day, 5 capsils of ANTIGOL four times a day, NEXIUM twice a day, DARVON one capsil four times a day for the arthritis. I was told by an RN that ULTRAM/TRAMADOL would be a better pain (arthritis) medication in my case than DARVON. Would you please give me your opinion on which medication (Darvon or Ultram) you would suggest?
For some background I am a 3rd year pharmacy student and know what the surgeon is saying as I have learned about all of this stuff in school. So, I suspect that I don't have RA and maybe it is just osteoarthritis albeit at a very young age. However, RA is a tricky disease and it could be a possibility. I just want to hear y'alls' (that certainly gives away what region I am from ha) opinions on my situation just to get some feedback.
Hello, There are many causes of lower leg pain chiefly dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood, muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position for a long time, strain, stress fracture, tendonitis, Shin splints, claudication, osteomyelitis,osteoarthritis, nerve damage etc. Exact diagnosis can only be made after a detailed evaluation and investigations.
MRI shows degenrative disc disease in thorax and stenosis of lumber. Doctor says this does not cause leg weakness. Then what does? Very worried and cannot work.
If you hurt more with activity, it is usually osteoarthritis. I think pain is pain. If you have a bad case of OA and someone has a mild case of RA, you may experience a greater impact but the long term prognosis for the person with RA may be tougher. The thing with RA is that it can affect more than your joints. Also, if you have RA, you have a better chance of having something else wrong, too, because these darn autoimmune diseases seem to like to show up together.
Ive been having alot of pains in my left leg just below my knee, toward the inside of my leg. I am also feeling the pain all through out the rest of my leg. the pain is just worse near my knee, it also hurts worse when Im walking. For the past year or so Ive been having some type of problem with twitching in my nerves not sure what it is but, I was thinking maybe that might be why my leg has been bothering me but im not sure ???
had an arthrogram, contrast omnpaque and injection of synvisc1 in my hip this past monday ... still in lots of pain, have crunching in joints and leg sometimes feels like it is giong to come out of socket ... is this to be expected?
It is difficult to say without examination. Cervical DJD in itself can lead to pain and discomfort as well as nerve impingement. Inflammation of surrounding muscles can also cause nerve impingement leading to the discomfort you are feeling. If PT isn't helping, you can consider another orthopedic opinion to see whether surgery is an option. You can also consider a pain management specialist to help manage the discomfort.
QUITE A FEW MONTHS AGO I STARTED GETTING ACHES IN BOTH LEGS, I PUT IT DOWN TO THE MENOPAUSE, ANYWAY 6 WEEKS AGO THE PAINS SEEMED TO BE GETTING WORSE I HOPED IT WOULD GO AWAY, 3 WEEKS AGO I NOTICED MY LEFT KNEE WAS PAINFUL AND SWOLLEN, MY DOCTOR SENT ME FOR AN XRAY I HAD GOT MODERATE OSTEOARTHRITIS OF MY KNEE, UNFORTUNATELY AT THE MOMENT I HAVE TO HOLD ONTO SOMETHING TO GET UP OUT OF A CHAIR AND A STRUGGLE TO CLIMB STAIRS, WHILST SITTING I GET PAIN IN OTHER LEG I AM ONLY 55 BUT I FEEL ABOUT 70, I
I have CHF, cardiomyopathy, MVP, diabetes, hypothryodism, osteoarthritis, neuropathy. I am experiencing a new pain in my right leg where the neuropathy is the worst. I have one spot on the side of my lower leg that is constant pain. I can not get it relieved no matter what I do. Usually it hurts when I stand or walk for a few minutes. I have to sit down to get it relieved, but since yesterday, I can't get it relieved. I take Neurotin.
I had the pain in my left leg to start with and that turned out to be Osteoarthritis in my left hip and I've had a hip implant back in 1981 at the age of 35 years of age. Then I suffered pain again in BOTH of my legs and that turned out to be DDD ( Degenerative Disc Disease) in my back. I've since had an RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation) where they "Kill" off the nerve endings and that last anywhere from 3mo to 18mo or SOMETIMES 24 months. Mine is still working great.
I have the heavy leg feeling as well but am having trouble moving my right leg of the ground. My AFO is lifting my toes but not my leg & I'm having trouble with the steps into my home now so I can't go out without someone helping me. I have been going through a MS relapse & I wonder if after 7 or so weeks I could have just lost any strength I had in that leg.
I was diagnosed with hepatitis c about 3 years ago, am currently not receiving any treatment. Recently, my leg muscles, especially thigh muscles, are constanty aching. This seems to worsen with activity-walking, biking-I've been biking for over 10 years with no issues of this nature until the past 2-3 weeks. Possibility of a hepatitis c connection?
I would be most interested in symptoms experienced at the onset of these leg pains. At what age did they start and what the outcome of her scheduled MRI is. I have had leg/bone pains for the passed 3 years and have told my family that should these pains continue, I will not be walking by age of 45, I am now 38 years old. The pains usually start in the long bones, upper legs and there is a definite inflammatory feeling.
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