Osteoarthritis and fractures

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Avatar n tn Other factors in the development of osteophytes include bone deformations, fractures, hereditary factors and poor posture.' Seems like it could have been possible that your accident damaged some ligaments etc. causing a bit of a chain reaction - just a guess. I would definitely get another couple of opinions and try a holistic practitioner too - but someone really good. Accupucture may help - certainly doesn't hurt if you have a good practioner.
Avatar f tn 9 145lbs, Caucasian/South Asian Male I was diagnosed with having level 4 stress fractures in both of my femoral necks and level 2 stress fractures in each of my ankles, in November of 2016, I was near the end of basic training and due to what I'm assuming was these sprint exercises we did on the track, followed by shuttle sprints and then an 8 mile ruck ended up hurting me pretty bad. I was put on crutches and calcium pills until they were able to do all of the necessary tests.
539478 tn?1296624612 No longer anemic but have a vit D deficiency... still have pvc's & now also have pac's & svt's & on Toporol XL although it doesn't seem to help control them but I'm managing with them... thyroid seems to be under control last year or so.... Now for back: I've seen two local neurosurgeons for my thoracic spine complications as well as to Vanderbilt University for a specialist in that area.
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis and a sever injury in my left ankle, I wear a brace and walking or exercising is almost out of the question. I'm not supposed to pick up anything over a pound and I have lost 1/2 inch in leg length. I also went through menapuse early. Maybe I had hep then. I'm not sure. I need a good Dr. They have not treated me except with pain meds. I also have herniated disc in back and degenerative ones. I eat plenty of yogurt, hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Heat / ice no improvement. Two years ago I tripped and fell hard on my knees and front and had this kind of sharp pain from shoulder blade to chest upon certain movements. It faded to nothing until I woke with more pain in these areas. It feels like a stiff neck, shooting pain and ache through L breast, down L side, behind collar bone, up neck. Female age 61, history of Type II diabetes in control, osteoarthritis in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, also feet, knees, hands.
Avatar f tn I have myofascial pain as well and osteophytes. I'm sorry about the fractures. Can you take fosamax? I'm glad the epidural block helped so much. PT just damaged me more. Accuputure didn't help much. I understand you wanting to help yourself . I can't get dressed on my own yet and have no pain meds. I was on many things and really bad reaction to them . I have to ask my husband for help all the time and he is tired. I sympathize with you and hope you can pull out of this.
1475492 tn?1332887767 It can appear from things like fluid collections (clear/blood), infection, small fractures, cell growth abnormalities and death among other things. The doctor should be able to tell you more once he looks at the report and images and weighs that in with the history you came him and the physical exam he did. He very well might recommend you see a dentist if you are having actual symptoms. Good luck and let us know as you move along with finding some relief for your symptoms.
Avatar f tn loss of bright disc signal intensity and disc space narrowing at C5-6 and C6-7 levels. Facet hypertrophy present on the left at C2-3. minimal osteophyte at the end plate laterally on the left. these cause slight degree of left neural foraminal narrowing. there is facet hypertrophy at C3-4, greater on left than right. small left lateral disc bulge osteophyte. mild narrowing of left lateral recess of the theocal sac and moderate left neural foraminal narrowing.
1380526 tn?1292842985 Sorry..it's Osteoarthritis...I forget sometimes and use the abbreviations! If you start to develop bone spurs (which I had according to the last CT) then as they grow, they can start to impinge on nerves. It is because the bone is weak, it keeps having very minor fractures and so your bone "overbuilds" itself. My GP is the same way now (wasn't before I was dx'd) but I still feel like I have to tread lightly so that I don't come at them with too much at once. It's ridiculous really!!
Avatar n tn There is a new drug called Zoledronic Acid, which is given as a yearly infusion in the hospital( as opposed to the weekly tablet I take) which has shown a 30% better prognosis against fractures. I had two spontaneous fractures in both feet last year and was in a wheelchair for a month and on crutches for another month. I don't want to go through that again. Hopefully this endocrinologist can sort out proper medication to sort out the bone loss without compromising my breast cancer situation.
Avatar n tn This also causes pain worse after inactivity—the first few steps always painful. Other causes of foot pain can be rheumatoid arthritis, faulty arch, ligament tears, fractures, and gout. Please consult an orthopedic specialist regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
1448748 tn?1312959808 The hip pain could be due to osteoarthritis, tendonitis, muscle pull and strain, femoral neck stress fractures, sports hernia or hidden/occult hernia of oblique aponeurosis, or Obturator or ilioinguinal nerve entrapment. You would need all or any of the following for diagnosis: Clinical examination by an orthopedic specialist, X-rays, blood tests, MRI or ultrasonography. Otherwise it can also be exacerbation of the spine problem since your last MRI.
Avatar n tn It may not be directly related but all the wear and tear over the years and tibial problem will contribute to it indirectly. VA should understand that and should refer you to an expert committee. Osteoarthritis is developed faster due to all the imbalances in the knee like ligament and tendon problems. If you had some previous MRI it may help. Take care!
Avatar m tn Over the years my hips have become more and more of a problem and now it seems as though I can't move at all without a sharp pain. Sitting, walking, and even laying down for too long have become a struggle. Over a week ago I started noticing intense pain in my right shoulder near my spine. With my should on top of my hip pain making it almost impossible to stay in the same position for too long.
Avatar f tn orthoinfo.aaos.org] Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the world. Often called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. [Source: mayoclinic.org] Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-term) disease. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can come and go, and each person with RA is affected differently.
Avatar m tn Hello! Fractures of first metacarpal bone or injury at your matacarpo-phalangeal joint will affect the fleshy part of the base of your thumb as you will have inflammation. Local skin infections and also soft tissue infections will affect the fleshy part at base of your thumb. Injuries, accidents, cuts, abrasions will affect the base of your thumb. There can be other conditions such as osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis.
Avatar m tn How to Avoid Osteoporosis Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist, although any bone can be affected. In simpler terms, osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple action such as a sneeze.
Avatar m tn Chronic and heavy alcohol consumption is known to contribute to low bone mass, decreased bone formation, an increased incidence of fractures, and delayed fracture healing, a review article in the December 2005 issue of Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research points out [*].
Avatar n tn I tend to disagree, I think that a fractured vertebrae, buldging disc and osteoarthritis is enough to give anyone a eadacheespeially as the day wears on and the longer one sits at the computer holding your head in one position all day. We will see what the neuro spinal surgeon has to say n a few weeks. I had requested this referral months ago, but finally decided to take it upon myself to take a chance and just make the appt. myself.
5692606 tn?1372495303 BMD ( bone mineral density) may be easy to measure, but it is not particularly predictive of fractures, pain and other problems, which is the outcome most patients care about. One overlooked and equally important ( even perhaps of greater importance ) factor is bone flexibility. Collagen levels, B- vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin K2 along with osteocalcin status make up the collagen matrix that supports the mineral composition.
Avatar f tn Is the pain in these various joints due to bone thinning and possibly the reasons for the eight fractures? Or do the fractures have nothing to do with the new symptoms? Have you been bitten by a tick? Could this be Lyme's Disease? I beleive that is why I would begin with a rheumatologist. It just sounds more like an inflammatory process to me but I am far from an expert. Again I apologize for this tardy response. I sincerely hope that you will let us know how you are doing.
Avatar n tn Over a year ago he had just done a regular MRI and found cysts in my hip joing and said there was mild arthroitis and told me to try a shot in my hip and if that did not work then to come back. Well the shot only lasted a month and I was so afraid of having surgery on my hip that I put off going back to the doctor until this month becuase I can hardly sit or stand with out having some type of pain and when I drive it really hurts.
Avatar f tn Have u been checked for a condition called cauda equina?
525545 tn?1293184794 I don't want to go through that again. I emailed my neurologlist this afternoon and replied. He is going to have a nurse call and schedule an EEG test to see what is going on. I just told my husband about what was going on this afternoon. I already know I have a lot of scar tissue on my brain, and the right temporal lobe is basically dead which was found out last year when I had an MRI. It is so scary to have a seizure.
16888441 tn?1452159257 Common Orthopedics Procedures Hip Replacement Surgery (Partial or Total) Hip Joint Resurfacing Surgery Knee Replacement Surgery (Partial or Total) Hand Surgery Elbow Surgery Shoulder Surgery Examples of Orthopedic Care and Treatments The purpose behind most orthopedic surgical procedures is to increase and enhance mobility of a joint as well as to repair damaged bone, muscular, or neural tissues caused by sports injuries, arthritis, fractures, and muscle and bone diseases.
Avatar f tn ligamentor muscle -the pain last for only a minute or two at most and begins to go away as soon as I stand and/or begin to walk and is gone within a minute or so as if it was never there -it does not came back as long as I'm up and walking -it started about six months ago and seems to be getting worse although I don't think it's possible for them to hurt any more than they do at this point and the timing of one to two minutes after getting up hasn't changed or lengthened.
2107027 tn?1345800331 Se fractured her pubic bone, she has a long history of knee osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. She's 75. Orthopedic surgeon said, this kind of fracture don't need surgery. But she's been experiencing severe pain, she can't sleep, and she has an impressive bruise/hematoma on her left thigh. She has more pain today than yesterday. Drugs (celecoxib, acetaminophen, diclofenac) are doing nothing. My mother is very scared of surgery, she didn't want to go to the Hospital in the first place.
Avatar f tn Other causes that needs to be ruled out includes musculoskeletal causes as in muscle strain, and injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. Other causes may include osteoarthritis, spondylolysis, spinal stenosis, or from fractures that may be brought about by trauma. To determine the root cause of the problem, complete physical examination, medical history and diagnostics such as x-ray of the lumbosacral region may also be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
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. In your case it is most likely to be due to osteoarthritis, synovitis or ligament tear. “Rim rent tear of the supraspinatus” is basically a tear in the rotator cuff of the shoulder. In your case this tendon has a partial tear.