Osteoarthritis and injury

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Avatar m tn Is a symptom burning pain in the morning and a feeling of bone on bone before you even get out of bed? Can osteoarthritis be diagnosed through CT or MRI images? When my SI joints show black, and osteophytes forming all along (with bone-on-bone) the connecting sections what can I expect. My Sacrum also feels a very deep and throbbing pain which brings tears of pain to my eyes (no crying of course).
Avatar n tn When hepatocytes (functional liver cells) are injured due to viral infection, alcohol consumption, toxins, trauma, or other factors the immune system is activated and the repair process swings into gear. The injury or death (necrosis) of hepatocytes stimulates inflammatory immune cells to release cytokines, growth factors, and other chemicals.
Avatar m tn i have moderate oa of the neck and i work as a cart person at a grocery store and i was wondering ,will contiuning ,pushing carts every day make the oa worse i have been slowing down on how many carts i can push . i have been there 25 years doing the same job. i havent said anything to my boss,dont wana give them a reason to get rid of me.
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.
408795 tn?1324939275 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 leg and my left arm. As a result my right leg 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.
Avatar n tn Osteophytes are the body’s attempt to compensate for existing bone and ligament degeneration due to age or injury. Unfortunately, the body’s attempt to heal itself this way is unsuccessful. Osteophytes are formed by the body for the purpose of limiting or stopping motion in a deteriorating joint that becomes too loose. Since degenerative joint conditions are characteristic of athletes and the aged, osteophytes are common in those with sports related injuries or arthritis.
Avatar f tn Hi My Osteoarthritis has started 6,7 years ago after an injury in mountain climbing and could manage the pain during those years but during the last couple of months my knee joints became bone on bone , they changed shape and I am horribly in pain, not to know what to do.I am female, 45kg, 30 yrs and have lots of financial problems so visiting a doctor at the moment is not an option for me.what should I do?Please help I cant mange the pain anymore.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
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 Your symptom of sudden pain, then hearing a pop and swelling suggests that you have ligament injury. If the patient has a ligament injury, the patient will report a deceleration injury or twisting the knee that led to immediate symptoms of swelling and pain. In fact, 30 to 50% of patients will report actually hearing a “pop” at the time of injury. Your symptom of locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
159619 tn?1538184537 I posted a couple of weeks ago about a recent MCL injury. I got my MRI results back and it does show a grade II MCL injury without a complete tear. However, it also showed "significant early tricompartmenal degenerative changes, greatest in the patellofemerol compartment as well as areas of significant chondral thinning and irregularity". I knew I had this going on in the other knee and we always suspected it in this one, I guess we just confirmed OA is getting worse.
Avatar n tn These symptoms are indeed classic symptoms of ligament injury. Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful?
Avatar n tn You had twisting of knee and then you started to have pain which is typical of a ligament injury. Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? I think you should be seeing a specialist as early as possible. You could go to emergency room to get imaging done and rule out any fracture. You need to give rest to the part and use crutches wherever possible. Keep me informed. Bye.
Avatar f tn The took X-Rays but no one was there to look at them so they just put me in immobilized brace and gave me crutches and said stay off of it for 3 days. I did that and no here it is a month or more later and it still hurts. But the reason i am writing is... I knelt down on my bed on my bad knee sort of to move my daughter and i got this excruciating pain and when i sat down i looked at it and i had an instant bruise there. So my question is..
1378884 tn?1315509445 It felt like someone had driven a knife into my hip. On the injury report I reported hip and low back pain. An Xray was done and then a MRI on my lumbar sacrum area. Slight disk buldge and no impingement on nerves, some early signs of arthritis. I was still complaining about hip pain but no one listened until a month ago.
Avatar f tn Hi! The pain and swelling in a single knuckle joint can be due to an old injury you do not remember. It can also be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infection of the joint, tendonitis or inflammation of a tendon, or bursitis (inflammation of the lining of joint). It is difficult to diagnose the cause on net. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
11446628 tn?1418302080 I also have pain in my knee and hands, and my fingers are twisting and have knots. My right knee has had pain and swelling for weeks, and this morning it's too painful to walk. I haven't injured it. Recent blood test didn't report rheumatoid arthritis. So what's going on with my knee, and with my hands?
Avatar n tn I'm 30, male, healthy but not athletic, and not overweight. The injury feels like I overstretched something, similar to a pulled muscle. From the squat position it is at the top of the knee, above the cap and painful to any pressure. It has evolved into a dull pain behind the cap and located at the top. I work a desk job and the worst part is keeping the knee in the sitting position. It is really difficult to stand up and straighten it out.
Avatar n tn You are kind of young for osteoarthritis, and it's definitely not your weight. My knees hurt after exercising, but I have arthritis and I'm overweight. Do you work out? It could be simple overuse. Are any other joints bothering you? Elbows, shoulders, hands, hips? It could possibly be rheumatoid arthritis. You mentioned arthritis in the spine. That's sort of common, my son is only 20 and has that already. I think this is something else.
Avatar m tn Hi everyone I was injured slightly in a RTA car accident or so I thought at the time !
Avatar n tn I believe to be aggravated due to a military injury. Last x-ray showed Schmorl’s nodes on the T11 and T10 with multiple vertebral endplate irregularities but minimal multilevel osteoarthritis changes. The pain I get in my back almost causes me to cry. What does all this “doctor talk” mean? Does not seem to be serious but the pain is unbearable at times.
Avatar n tn I have had severe pain in my right hip for about a year. No injury occurred. After 3 orthopedic surgeons, numerous X-Rays, and MRI's it has been determined that I have severe arthritis, a torn labrum, and several cysts on my femur. The last orthopedic doc suggested hip resurfacing as opposed to hip replacement and referred me to an orthopedic at Cleveland Clinic. However, my appointment isn't for 4 months.
1693900 tn?1306296819 Tonight pointer finger numb and shoulder burning again. HELP. Could this be Rheumatoid? Shoulder injury pressing on nerve? EMG said no nerve compression. I don't think Fibro is generalized-we don't have pain one day for nothing! My body is telling me something. More stress aggrevates-but I type a lot at work and they said no carpal. I'm so lost. Any orthopedic doc that would actually feel my shoulder and press and move it and feel around? Isn't that normal??
1415174 tn?1453246703 I had a MRI of lower back and bone scan before injury #3 and it was totally normal. I had a hip Xray after injury 3 and it was also normal. After injury 3 I can cross my left leg over the right knee while sitting but not the same as the right side. When I try, the muscles in the left buttock are very tight and I get increased pain in the injury area mentioned above but it doesn't last into the next day.
Avatar f tn It tools a year and a half to find out that I had a annular tear and bulging in between L4 and L5 disks in my back. I had to quit being a CNA due to enormous amounts of pain. I got a lawyer and settled for some money to help....though u can't put an amount on being pain the rest of your life. Over the last 6 months the pain has gotten worse. I've had 3 injections and have tried the following drugs: gabapentin, lyrica, Cymbalta, amnitripaline, and naproxen 500. Nome of these provide relief.
Avatar m tn Hello I am new to this forum and hopeful that somebody can solve this mystery for me. https://imgur.com/a/hQ7N2Cq Gallery of injured and non injured shoulder for reference. This dent appeared about two months ago after My right shoulder went through a subluxation during a warm up bench press of 40 lbs. I am a government employee and declined E.R. (terrible idea) for my appointed doctor.
Avatar n tn Shortly after this, I diagnosed with fybromyalgia, traumatic arthritis, degenerative joint disease, chronic pain and fatique, a few years later, chronic severe depression, chronic anxiety, sever adjustment disorder, carpal tunnel and arthritis in left hand, hypertension, osteoarthritis, reflux esophagitis, stomach and doudenal ulcers. The VA has nothing they can give me for pain, Dr says, I've tried everything, and there is nothing else available to me.
182884 tn?1259316506 00 and the cost of a MRI is about $2,000, so the X-ray needs to be done first as it also can detect changes in the bones, such as (OsteoArthritis, and if there are tumors, and other changes I can't remember. He felt my knee and said he didn't feel any major problems with the tendons or something along that line, but the swelling has been there for months, at least since Sept, and mayby longer. He also wants to do a blood test to check for Rheumatoid ARthritis and some other things.
Avatar n tn , but there was no previous injury and the joints seemed fine. I had bloodwork done which tested my ana, ra, uric acid levels, lyme disease, etc... all came back normal. I have an appointment with a rheumatologist coming up in June (that's the soonest I could get in...) and have noticed that now on my index finger, small hard lumps have appeared on the knuckle of it. It's scaring me and I am a bit of a worrywart.
182884 tn?1259316506 The ACL reconstruction procedure is the same regardless of how old the injury is. And your age does not prevent you from having ACL surgery. Would be worth getting hold of the Complete ACL Reconstruction Guide found at: http://www.mykneereconstruction.com All the best!