Osteoarthritis and inflammation

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Avatar m tn I have osteoarthritis in my neck moderate and mild in lower back. Can and adjusment help? will they even do an adjustment me? i seem to be losing sensativity in my legs but dont know if iy du to oa in back nad neck.any help would be great. thank you.
Avatar n tn I am afraid that I have developed osteoarthritis in my hands, esp. in the thumb joint. I experience pain up to 5 on 1/10 scale, but not swelling. After I ride my bike my hands hurt for several days, maybe the handlebar is too big around. The symptoms developed shortly after I broke my wrist (Collies fracture) two years ago. I realize that if I have this problem it isn't going away. How do I keep the damage to a miminim? I use Ibuprofen for pain with fair results.
Avatar m tn Hi there! Osteoarthritis refers to degenerative arthritis (inflammation) of the joint. Management is largely dependent on the joint involved and the severity and may range from conservative to surgical/ joint replacement. You could read more about the condition online. Hope this information is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn Erosive Osteoarthritis is it's own condition and affects a small percentage of OA patients. Inflammation is present but it is not RA or any of the other forms of arthritis traditionally associated with inflamatory arthritis. Sometimes erosive OA turns into RA so you should be monitored. Usually its effects are limited to your finger joints. If this starts to progress further, your doctor should consider changing your diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Does osteoarthritis generally cause an elevated Sed Rate and and elevated C-Reactive Protein? Anyone have these tests elevated with your condition? Thanks!
Avatar m tn Warm and cool compress on the joint will help reduce the pain and inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be taken. Physiotherapy exercises aimed at strengthening the jaw muscles help. Please discuss with his treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar m tn Magnesium Oil transdermally (from MgCl and distilled water up to 50% dilution) is the best way to deliver Mg to your body without any issues. Coconut Oil (extra vigrin) limits inflammation, and is the best fat for the heart. The heart uses 80% fat and 20% glucose for energy. When there's insufficient saturated fat it is forced to utilize more glucose (a very taxing process to the body) with the help of enzyme CD36 if readily available in sufficient quantity.
1378884 tn?1315509445 In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is wear-and-tear on the joint. It can happen at any age, not just to "old people". It can be brought on by an injury, a congenital deformity, overuse in a sport or job. RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability.
Avatar n tn Did your doctor prescribe the ibuprofen? Have you talked to your doctor since the symptoms spread and worsened? Your doctor may be able to prescribe a stronger dose, a different NSAID, or give you injections to help with the pain. OA is a degenerative disease and, at this time, there is nothing to stop it from advancing. The best thing you can do is maintain a proper weight and exercise but don't over use damaged joints.
Avatar m tn 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?
3060903 tn?1398568723 Essential oils cannot cure this condition, but evidence suggests that they can relieve major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis, especially inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. Read on, to learn which oils most effectively reduce symptoms of RA, how to use them, and which carrier oils to choose. We also discuss the risks associated with using essential oils. What can essential oils do for RA? Eucalyptus essential oil for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Avatar m tn I have had blood tests for arthritis, Osteoarthritis and connective tissue disorders. All came back clear. These were all reviewed by a specialist who said there was nothing he could see that could be causing the problems. So now I have no idea what to do?? I am a 30 year old male however I feel like I'm 80. I haven't exercised in years due to my fragile joints. Can you shed some light on what may be causing these symptoms??
550432 tn?1215136917 It sounds like what you're describing is soft tissue inflammation in T1/T2.T8, which can become worse over time and lead to chest spasm as well (mainly T1/T2). Given the severity of your pain and the functional limitations it's now placing on you, it probably is time to consult with a experienced doctor, who can help you determine your next step or who you need to see. basically, most people DON'T need surgery.
Avatar f tn 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!
Avatar n tn I am a 50 year old female with a history of allergy induced asthma since age 25. I participated in allergy shots at National Jewish (I live in Colorado) for years and benefited from it to the point that I no longer needed asthma meds except during a viral or bacterial infection. During those times I used Qvar for several weeks and albuterol PRN. My general health is decent. For the past year and a half I have started having more allergy issues (the shots were at least 10 years ago).
Avatar f tn Other laboratory tests associated with presence of inflammation, such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and/or C-reactive protein (CRP) may also be ordered. ANA may be followed by additional tests that are considered subsets of the general ANA test and that are used in conjunction with the patient's clinical history to help rule out a diagnosis of other autoimmune disorders. ^ Back to top When is it ordered?
1549643 tn?1495762953 This illness has ruined my life and I want answers. The MRI on my spine showed various things, diagnosis of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. The sacral MRI (no contrast), it showed nothing. I was beyond shocked. The pain/stiffness is crazy. I have trouble standing, walking, bending forward, and sometimes cannot even straighten my back. Limping from bilateral achilles heel pain and xrays show nothing.
1069378 tn?1255218732 Medications of all forms can be tried like topical, oral, or injectable medications to relieve pain and inflammation .You can try both acupuncture and also synvisc injections before considering surgical treatments like arthroscopy or joint replacement. Take a second opinion and discuss with an expert orthopedician specialized in knee surgery. Take care!
765802 tn?1263304451 The key difference between osteoarthritis and the other forms is inflammation. If you have trouble getting going but usually feel better with exercise, it is usually an inflammatory form of arthritis. 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.
Avatar n tn Hello, I already posted you a query about dizziness-problems and serious sleepdisorders. The main problem for me is that in Western Europe we use different terms for certain disturbances and/or disorders. I am suffering from arthrose in the cervical region. Now for us arthrose means disks being "worn out" whilst arthritis means "inflammation". How can I exactly translate my arthrose problem for future questions ? Should I use the name osteoarthritis ?
Avatar n tn Hello, I already posted you a query about dizziness-problems and serious sleepdisorders. The main problem for me is that in Western Europe we use different terms for certain disturbances and/or disorders. I am suffering from arthrose in the cervical region. Now for us arthrose means disks being "worn out" whilst arthritis means "inflammation". How can I exactly translate my arthrose problem for future questions ? Should I use the name osteoarthritis ? Many thanks. P.
Avatar n tn At the time my neck and back hurt. The next day it was better and pain was in my elbow. April 7 2005 I had an ulnar nerve transposition to the right arm. Since then my pain is worse. It is now sharp shooting pains in my neck, shoulder, and right arm.(sometimes into my head also.) All on right side. Also my neck pops really loudly now, and my shoulder burns and feels heavy. I had a cervical MRI in Sept 2005. My doctor (work comp) said it was normal but put me in PT.
Avatar f tn New study proves that pain is not a symptom of osteoarthritis, pain causes arthritis Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis, it is an inherent and damaging part of the disease itself, according to a study published September 29* in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. link to article: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?
Avatar f tn Extensive, invasive dental treatment past 2 yrs and currently; gallium scan kidneys did not show inflammation except both lung hila and joints. Also ECHO stress test trace mitral/pulmonary regurg / mild tricuspid regurg; Vitreous detachment L eye. Doc ran labs to check for temporal arteritis. Neg CRP 0.04 ***Read symptoms and recognized all on the list except fever. Don't run fevers/ temp is typically 97.3. Still having headaches, jaw and neck pain 3 months later and feeling ill.
Avatar f tn There have been studies showing benefit of pancreatic enzymes in osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the enzymes may or may not help in either conditions. So, they cannot be the main form of treatment. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
Avatar m tn If my left knee twists, then it pops and down I go. I have inflammation and constant pain, and my mobility and distance is greatly reduced. I can’t climb up or down stairs, once a primary exercise. I believe the osteo arthritis can be scraped off, and the ACL, PCL, meniscus and cartilage can be replaced as needed in my natural knee, giving me much better quality of life without replacing the entire knee.
700223 tn?1318169294 This tradition continues today and its use has expanded into competitive athletic and sports that result in every type of injury. Acupuncture is used effectively to reduce the pain and inflammation of sports injuries. It has also been shown to increase range of motion and accelerate healing time. Acupuncture can benefit athletes at any level, in all phases of injury: to prevent, to treat acute pain, swelling and spasms, and to address conditions that make athletes vulnerable to re-injury.
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Avatar n tn It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Voltaren Topical Gel is used to treat joint pain in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, or feet caused by osteoarthritis. This medication is for pain. I do not see why a patient with respiratory condition, specifically COPD cannot be safe using the drug for musculo-skeletal pain relief, unless otherwise contraindicated or advised by the physician. Please consult your doctor for further advise.