Osteoarthritis and foot pain

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Avatar m tn Bone spurs are little bones that grow out of the normal bone, this why they are called bone spurs. These then press on nerves and cause aggravation and pain. This is typical of osteoarthritis.
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis and osteoperosis. Both have taken a toll on me. I've been to the Arthritis Foundation and they give me Actenal for the ostearthritis . It does releave some of the pain but not all. I'm 62 yrs. old and I know what you mean by having the pain doing simple tasks.
Avatar n tn A few neck exercises, or chiropractors can help relieve the pain, tingling and numbness in arms and legs. A MRI of the cervical spine may ne required. Please consult a neurologist. Hope this helps. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
1378884 tn?1315509445 Usually wake up fine ( as fine as a 55 year old can be) and by the end of day or frequent use (walking/weight lifting) I am in extreme pain and no flexibility. My Doc had me try some Celebrex which took the edge off the pain and allowed me to be more active but I was far from pain free. Going in for an MRI. Will that tell me which type of arthritis I have or if I have both and what exactly are they looking for?
Avatar m tn I understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in the joints. if there is no pain associated with the joint cracks or pops, this may be caused by the soft tissue in a joint. 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.
1091845 tn?1263165600 mine is due to a nerve impingement in my spine...DDD and osteoarthritis. I understand the deep pain, mine doesn't burn, its more of a deep achy shooting pain of the nerves. Its very hard to medicate for this. I am on high doses of gabapentin(neurontin)...that does help immensely, before starting on that a few years ago I was in agony, but I know that it doesn't work for everyone, and some have many side effects also, I'm lucky that I don't. have you tried this medication?
7486852 tn?1410355784 When I was around 18 I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my left knee, but now I'm almost 25 and I am having a lot more bone pain but the most extreme is my knees but now I have the same pain, popping, cracking in my hips, ankles, wrists, lower ribcages with a bump on the right, shoulder blades, neck, spine, and my tailbone hurts pretty bad as well, oh and the bone in the side of my foot.. i haven't been back to a specialists since the diagnosis and I have no insurance.
Avatar f tn He is now saying he thinks the pain is from the plantar fasciitis. He told me to take Advil twice a day and stretch and ice my foot again! He did not seem worked up at all by the marrow edema. He said that it is just fatty edema and that some people just have it! It was not on the first MRI. He also suggested that I do PRP, which is not covered by insurance but might help. I have now gone through all of this and I am in the same amount of pain if not more and I am so frustrated!
432312 tn?1265648574 I broke my foot because of the osteoporosis and that foot aches alot of the time. My neck sometimes hurts but always ( all the time) makes crunchy noises when I turn it. If my neck aches the next day it will ususally be my shoulders back and neck hurt. I have a family history for rheumatoid arthritis... (both grandmothers and my maternal uncle) and degenerative disk disease Maternal grandmother maternal, uncle and my father.
Avatar f tn I also have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and just about every place else it can be on a human being and I'm only 60. I've had osteoarthritis since I was diagnosed at age 27. AS far as the Bakers Cyst goes, I saw nothing at all that looked different behind that knee but I had a great deal of pain especially when I extended my leg. Then, it went away. I have since developed Planters Fasciitis and I have a really bad problem with my right foot.
Avatar m tn I was hoping for a response from a doctor. The pain is getting worse in my hands and feet and I'm now having some occasional pain in my elbows, knees. The joints don't really feels stiff, just painful to flex. I'm also feeling some pain and kind of a numb/weak feeling in my ankles. Is is common for osteoarthritis to spread quickly like this? I'm just worried it's something more serious.
Avatar m tn 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. no investigation supports infection but a fresh mri shows more degenerative changes in the joint.according to some orthopedicians tkr is the only answer but i am hesitant. what my case looks like and is there any scope of improvement?
Avatar m tn I believe it is from repeated trauma to that joints having been climbing a local mountain and upon descending much stress is put on that lead foot. I take glucosamine and that's about it, although I do wear insoles in my running shoes that help a bit. There is swelling that doesn't diminish and pain is intermittent. I'm considering checking into surgery and wonder if anyone has any advice about this. Thanks !
1176578 tn?1263756689 I see my family doc (first check up in 4 years in a couple of weeks) and I'd like to know the right tests to ask for. I am in constant pain despite the pain medication. I have a great job and family, my husband is a tennis teaching pro and my kids and he are fit and slim. I feel I am missing out on so much because my pain and extreme fatigue keeps me sidelined.
Avatar f tn The end of May I started having pain and contacted my doctor, I was not able to get in for 3 weeks and the pain increased and had extreme sciatic pain running from my hip to the bottom of foot on both sides. I have done everything possible, over the counter drugs, exercising in pool, massage therapy, physical therapy, accupuncture, pain shots, perscription Motrin 800mg, Vicodin 7.5-750, Hydrocodone/APAP 5/500, with very little relief. I received the second series of Supartz almost 1 1/2 mos.
Avatar f tn Thus it is seen in fractures, ligament injuries, bone bruises (injury to bone without a fracture), synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines the joints), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, ischemia (decreased blood flow) and tumors. So, if the boots and cast were too tight or rubbing against a particular portion of foot, then repeated friction can cause bone marrow edema. However, all other causes to need to be ruled out. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hello! I played in a soccer game about 4 weeks ago and have had foot pain since then. The first night after the game, I could barely walk. My foot felt better with icing and rest, but within a week or two I had swelling a little in front of my ankle bone on the medial side. The bone there also hurt to touch. The swelling went away, but 4 weeks later, I still have pain when I touch the bone in front of the ankle bone.
Avatar n tn I am now having issues with the r foot. achilles tendoin and the joint area in the ankle. Could this be caused the lupus developing further?
Avatar f tn Where most people get bunions my foot gets painful and red and from the back of my great toe straight back on top of my foor I get a throbbing pain and sometimes I can't even stand the sheet to touch my foot. Now the other one is starting off and on to hurt. I have been diagnosed with high risk osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. I am wondering if I could have fractured the metatarsals(if thats what they are in the foot) or can it be arthritis causing this burning terrible pain.
Avatar n tn First, I want to say that I am a podiatrist (foot doctor). Based on what you've described (your English is very good, by the way), it is difficult to give you a definitive answer. Of course, I must recommend that you see a podiatrist who can take Xrays of your feet in the office. It is essential that the doctor look at the bones in your feet. Since you have "knock knees", I am assuming that you are female. Many women have that condition, and it CAN affect the ankles and feet.
Avatar f tn I have been to my Primary Care Physician, Neurologist, Orthopeadic Surgeon and Anthesiologist (Pain Management Specialist). My foot pain persists. I am going to see my Neurologist and Orthopaedic Physicians this week and this is a question I am going to ask both of them. I also suffer from Lumbar Buldging disks, bone spurs, and osteoarthritis of the lower back, hip and knees. The Epidural Lumber Steroid Injections have greatly reduced back and hip pain. My feet still burn almost all the time.
Avatar f tn Is there an agreed upon place (butt, back, foot, thigh?) to put the ice pack and/or heating pad to help sciatic nerve pain the most? If not, where has it helped YOU most effectively? I appreciate any and all responses!
Avatar n tn I am 34 years old and I have been having severe coccyx and foot pain for the past year. I have been to an orthopedist and a rheumotologist and have taken x-rays, blood tests, and MRI's trying to figure out what is going on. I had a positive ANA test, but other tests proved it to be nothing, and the only thing that the X-Rays and MRI's have shown is mild osteoarthritis in my lumbar back, right hip and feet. Nothing to explain the severity of pain in my tailbone and feet.
Avatar f tn You are having problems from compression of the nerves coming from your lumbar area. The issue is what to do about this? I believe your chiropractor is operating out of his pay grade. Go to the website of Dr. Jerome Groopman. He isn't selling anything, but he has a reprint from the New Yorker on his opinions on dealing with nerve pain issues from lumbar damage. Obtain and Read Dr. Groopman's book titled "A Second Opinion", and his other book "How a Doctor Thinks".
Avatar m tn This is following a motorcycle accident five years ago which resulted in a comminuted fracture of the tibia which was treated using an external fixator and internal screws. 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.
Avatar f tn It can be like the chicken and the egg - stress causes pain, pain causes more stress, which causes more pain, etc. Make stress management part of your overall self-care plan. It won't hurt, and it might help. It sounds like you've been doing a lot of research into your symptoms. It's absolutely a good thing to educate yourself, however if you don't know what your dealing with, navigating the confusing labyrinth of symptoms and possible causes can increase your anxiety.
Avatar n tn from that point forward I have also suffered from continual dizziness and extreme fatigue and the foot pain has increased in frequency and severity. Numerous investigations turned up nothing apart from recent activation of Epstein Barr virus (possible link with fatigue) and slight splenomegaly accompanied by slightly low platelets (135) and lymphocytes. I am told all these issues are consistent with active EBV.
Avatar f tn I hope they will be able to help you and soon. I suffer from Osteoarthritis and because of this I have foot pain. Now mines from arthritis in my hips that send the pain down my legs to my toes. I'm NOT suggesting that you have arthritis BUT my Doctors have given me a prescription for special shoes AND inserts that are molded to specifically fit my feet and.take the pressure off the balls of my feet.