Osteoarthritis of leg

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X-rays show lack of fluid in the knee. Thus giving lot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> pain. I have tried all sorts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> therapies, but to no effect. I am now thinking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> and my left arm. As a result my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my weight is on one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. Is this a normal manifestation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> and if not, does anyone know what it might be?
to reach the base <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> alignment, and rubs on the adjacent tissues. Other causes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> joint noise is the snapping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> joint space narrowing anteriorally medially. the range <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> can increase your risk <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> development... I had it on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> at the age <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> this stuff in school. So, I suspect that I don't have RA and maybe it is just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> pain chiefly dehydration or low amounts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> lumber. Doctor says this does not cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> weakness. then what does? Very worried and cannot work.
Ive been having alot of pains in my left leg just below my knee, toward the inside <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. I am also feeling the pain all through out the rest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 ???
If you hurt more with activity, it is usually <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span>. I think pain is pain. If you have a bad case <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> OA and someone has a mild case <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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.
had an arthrogram, contrast omnpaque and injection of synvisc1 in my hip this past monday ... still in lots <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> pain, have crunching in joints and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> sometimes feels like it is giong to come out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> socket ... is this to be expected?
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> MY KNEE, UNFORTUNATELY AT the MOMENT I HAVE TO HOLD ONTO SOMETHING TO GET UP OUT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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
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.
I have CHF, cardiomyopathy, MVP, diabetes, hypothryodism, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span>, neuropathy. I am experiencing a new pain in my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 35 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> age. then I suffered pain again in BOTH <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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 was diagnosed with hepatitis c about 3 years ago, am currently not receiving any treatment. Recently, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> pains. At what age did they start and what the outcome <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> 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.
I'm wondering if your doctor was being creative in saying you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> which is the type <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> arthritis associated with age or over use of a joint.
I have been recently having severe lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> pain in my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>, feels like the bone is broken but I know its not. My question is does osteoarthritis cause this much pain?
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