Osteoarthritis and golf

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Avatar m tn Hello. I'm 49 years old and relatively active. I play golf on a regular basis and try to exercise at least a couple times per week. I have not had any other serious medical problems. Over the last couple months I've developed pain in my feet and hands. It started in my feet with the balls of my feet aching and feeling "weak". Not sure if weak is the right term, but they just didn't feel normal. Pain is not severe, but has not gone away.
Avatar n tn It continued, so saw the hand surgeon. He did an xray, and found osteoarthritis (no cartilage in the wrist joint) in my wrist and did a cortizone shot in the wrist, not the cyst. This was in January 2004. I continued to have problems with the cyst, which is now about 2 inches, bulging on the inside of my wrist, and making manual tasks very difficult. It throbs a lot, haven't been able to play golf. So I saw the hand surgeon again in May 2004.
Avatar f tn I've had headaches since age 12 and sometimes vision blackouts, just recently had a mri and contrast mri that they say my pituitary gland is enlarged. The Neurologist and Endocrinologist don't think it's a tumor, but have not ruled it out. My thyroid feels normal to the doctor, so how can this be a thyroid problem? I've just had a lot of test like tsh, t3, t4 and trh what are these test? I'm new here any help would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn There was no sign of congestive heart failure and we asked the dr if the lipitor caused it as it was the only new thing he had been on for the previous 9 months. He plays golf and is now 94. Be that as it may, it is a personal decision, and like I did, I tried various bp meds, and none of them worked for me, because they were the wrong class and elevated my bp to 250/135 and gave me horrific headaches and vomiting.
748543 tn?1463449675 Well in late September I could hardly turn my head left or right and after a round of golf I went into severe upper body spasms. I went into emergency. After 3-4 days of pain my appointments with my massage therapist started. Basically I had cervical nerve pain down my left arm and shoulder originating in C5-C6. My SCM.'s , levators, left and right were all very tight as were other upper back and neck muscles.
Avatar m tn raging anger, insomnia, weight loss, lack of interest in everything - including reading** I have been underemployed after our company went bankrupt, a lot of that in the Canadian auto industry to, and only worked full-time for 17 months in 5 years. I neglected to mention I also have increasingly severe Osteoarthritis from head to toe! The two diseases combined have been a real test of character and ability to accept pain as well as the realization that "I'm not a kid anymore".
1415174 tn?1453246703 Anyone in pain owes it to them selves to do what is nessesary to relieve it. Myofasial massage is truly amassing when done properly. I learned it myself. Anyone can do this, if you think creativity and use tennis and golf balls plus buy yourself a "Thera Cane".
Avatar f tn He told me 1-10 yrs, but based on what I told him he estimates I will want it done in 2-3. I have been playing golf and tennis for years and can do that usually pain free so I will go as long as needed and get a second opinion as I move forward.
Avatar n tn if structural defects and osteoarthritis (and other inflammatory arthritides) are ruled out by your doctor then it could be a torqued sacrum, up slipped sacroiliac joint, inflared or outflared ilium, greater trochanter bursitis, iliopsoas contracture, or even referred pain from your low back. The most common overlooked cause is iliopsoas contracture! This muscle attaches to your low back and comes forward through your abdomen in front of your hip to attach to the top front of your femur.
Avatar n tn I continue to feel extremely fatigued (6+months). Pain in right arm, neck and shoulder. I've had numerous blood work and CT Scans, MRI, Bone scans over the last 4 years. Bone scan last year for pain in right calf only revealed moderate osteoarthritis in both knees. Still have off an on pain in right calf, not to bothersome though. My latest CBC showed several high and low reults. They are WBC 12.6, HGB 17.8, RCB 6.30. NEU# 9.5, RDW 10.8 and MONO% 4.7.
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 I have knee pain and swelling that comes and goes. I have been to an Orthopedic and have had x-rays and MRI. Nothing specific was noted in the x-ray and scan. The Dr suggested orthoscopic surgery to see what he might be able to do. I have not had the surgery. He also suggested I may have osteoarthritis. The pain will come with walking, sometimes very quickly and sometimes not much at all.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Avatar n tn I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
Avatar n tn I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried massage therapy, it helps but only for a short period.Then I have to go back to the massage therapist again and again, my insurance will not pay for that.
Avatar n tn Hi all. New to this. I am a 44 year old woman who is physically fit (gym 5 days a week) and eats pretty well. Approx 5 weeks ago I developed veins showing on both hands. They have not gone away and infact they are bulging most times, and I can "feel them". They have increased and I can see some starting to climb up my forearm now. Before this, my veins barely ever showed.
Avatar f tn My last MRI show worsening of osteoarthritis of the right hip joint with high grade chondral loss and bone on bone contact.There is an extensive degenerative tear of the right acetabular labrum, which has progressed compared to 1 year ago is is now associated with a new smal paralabral cyst. There is also a new small right hip joint effusion. On top of that i have a severe degenerative disc disease at l3 and l4.....
Avatar n tn I continue to feel extremely fatigued (6+months). Pain in right arm, neck and shoulder. I've had numerous blood work and CT Scans, MRI, Bone scans over the last 4 years. Bone scan last year for pain in right calf only revealed moderate osteoarthritis in both knees. Still have off an on pain in right calf, not to bothersome though. My latest CBC showed several high and low reults. They are WBC 12.6, HGB 17.8, RCB 6.30. NEU# 9.5, RDW 10.8 and MONO% 4.7.
Avatar n tn Now wheneever I have a knot in my back (like I do right now) all I do is roll on a golf ball and it INSTANTLY removes the knot on my back. I LOVE IT!!! Unfortunately I have been to massage therapists who made the problem only WORSE. The stiffness moved up into the base of my neck! It was the most excruciating pain ever felt. I guarantee, the golf ball rounded stiff edges will dig deep into that painful muscle releasing pressure from within.
1551024 tn?1294096462 For seven years after the surgery she had chronic bladder/kidney infection and lived on antibiotics until a golf ball size tumor was discovered growing on the cervical spine. It was removed, benign thank the Lord and since then she has been almost the picture of health. She has inherited osteoarthritis in her body like I do and suffers from her fair share of pain. She horse rides which worries me tremendously but I wouldn't take that away from her.
Avatar n tn If I bent my knee near its maximum extent (such as when kneeling, crouching or climbing into bed), I experienced an incredibly painful tearing/burning sensation in the area of my patellar tendon. I would immediately react and straighten my knee and the pain would completely dissipate within several minutes. Afterward the area would feel about 50% numb, as if injected with a mild local anesthetic that was slowly wearing off, for several hours.
Avatar n tn They allow me to play basketball and other sports. But, without them I might as well take up golf. lol No surgery. No hip pain. No ankle pain due to this injury.
Avatar n tn A wide variety of special equipment from shoes and gloves to clubs and lower-compression golf balls — can make playing the game easier on those with arthritis. Consult with an occupational therapist for advice on tailoring the game to your ability and needs.
Avatar n tn My Father in law used to place ice bags on his knees before and after playing golf or walking a lot. Exercise will also help, but it has to be non-impact, like bicycling or stationary cycling. Simply sitting in a chair and lifting the foot until the knee is straight, maybe with a couple pounds of weight on the ankle, can help keep the surrounding muscles and ligaments strong enough to provide support. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn The neurologist has given a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, arthritis, and myelopathy. I am so confused. I've been in pain for 3 years straight now with the pain getting worse as the time goes on. I was ordered to get an mri of the cervical spine and the lumber spine. The problem is that I don't know how I am going to lie there that long on hardness. I just stopped working a year ago. I am 47 and this should not be the end of my life but it sure feels like it.
Avatar m tn He still cycles, and can now play golf and dance with his lovely wife without pain. He's the poster boy for successful knee surgery. :) Water exercise, like Smith says, is also a great option, maybe something you can alternate with cycling as part of an overall fitness program. Very, very light weight training with something like a nautilus machine could be doable, as well, with your doctor's advice. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.
335728 tn?1331418012 I'm sorry your having such a difficult time with the Dr there... I too thought that the Rheum I saw would have some answers...I saw him three times...at the last visit he said it's Neurological...go back to your GP and get referred back to your Neuro...so here I go again... frustrating I know... but hang in there and go and see your GP again..good luck with the paperwork.. let us know how its going.
Avatar m tn I know that was kind of stupid. After like a month I thought I healed up and then went and played Disc Golf and threw the Disc as hard as I possibly could for like 3 hours. I would throw it farther than anyone else. I guess I could have been showing off like an idiot. Well I was working out moderately hard for a while in the gym during all this and never felt any burst of pain really. The only thing that I noticed was a small pinch like pain when I would be watching TV.
Avatar n tn My mother is an 80-year old with severe osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Until recently she played golf twice weekly even with the back pain. She suffered a fall approximately six weeks' ago and fractured two vertebrae. She underwent a vertebroplasty on one of the vertebrae. I mention this as background for consideration of a problem that remains undiagnosed. She has always had to get up at night to urinate as often as 6 to 8 times.
553692 tn?1215281331 I have been diag nosed with MULTIPLE distal femur and proximal tibia and patellar bone infarctions Mild Osteoarthritis Partially ruptured baker's cyst mederate volume jiont effusion How serious are the MULTIPLE bone infarctions? Please gie it to me straight. What should I do next?