Osteoarthritis and joint pain 2006

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Avatar n tn I am almost 8 months post-tx, SVR, and am now having more and more episodes of joint pain, and related 'autoimmune-like' reactions. I am not sure your questions can be adequately answered at this time. There is not yet enough information out there regarding ongoing after-effects of interferon/ ribavirin therapy. Some seem to slowly resolve their pains and side effects during the first year or so after tx, but more and more I am reading posts about lingering, often very nasty, side effects.
Avatar f tn The doctors insist I have fibro and some osteoarthritis in my knees and back, but no RA. My sister has RA, and, like you, I think I may have it but they keep saying no.
987762 tn?1331031553 Multiple sclerosis does not affect the joints directly, like other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia, which can cause the degeneration of the cartilage or inflammation in the joints. However, joint pain is very common in people with MS, specifically in the knees and hips. This pain is usually caused by people walking with an uneven gait (manner of walking).
Avatar n tn Rheumatoid arthritis is a multifactorial disease. It causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. It often starts between ages 25 and 55. No one knows what causes rheumatoid arthritis. Genes, environment, autoimmunity and hormones might contribute. The tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis may be genetically inherited.
Avatar f tn I don't know how these people can say the joint/ muscle pain isn't from herpes. Google "joint and muscle pain herpes" and check out several others who experience recurring episodes of these symptoms who also have hsv1 and/or 2. I also got chicken pox at 18 about 6 months prior to being diagnosed with hsv2. Sometimes I have no problems for quite a while then it will rear it's ugly head. Of late it has been in the form of joint pain especially in the hips.
Avatar n tn FYI, itching is a sign of liver disease, and so is joint pain, though I'm not sure it would cause the kind of broad, intense, and sudden-onset pain that you describe. Good luck.
Avatar n tn The symptoms you describe of neck/arm/leg pain, proximal muscle weakness and numbness in the middle/ring/pinky are more extensive than would be expected in carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist). Given your pain and proximal muscle weakness, I would evaluate you for an inflammatory myopathy (inflammtory cells attacking muscles).
Avatar f tn 2011 I had the artificial joint removed, had bone graft to replace bone where the joint was removed, and then had the joint fused. NO MORE PAIN! -- and now (1-1/2 years after fusion) I can wear lots of different kinds of shoes, just not stilettos. So there is hope. But had I done more reserarch before the surgery, I know I would not have had the hemiarthroplasty in the first place.
535822 tn?1443980380 Other natural remedies are Meadowsweet and Willow Bark,, Fructo Borate (shown to reduce joint pain in 79 percent of mild to moderate osteoarthritis), Bromelain (reduces pain and swelling, improves joint mobility and promotes tissue repair), cilantro tablets move pain-causing heavy metals out of the tissues while chlorella tablets bind to the metals for removal, Boswellia (works like the current OTR COX-2 inhibitor drugs), coffee enemas (reduce body toxin loads and inflammation), liver cleanses
Avatar n tn I also have neck and upper back pain after C5-6 fusion. An Oropod did my surgery. I eventually went to a Neuro in Rapid City, SD but it appears that there is not a problem. I have had another MRI. No problem. My new Neuro is doing an Intrathecal CT on Jan 3, 2007. My guess is that he will not see anything.
211940 tn?1267884866 Went to my doctor and she tested me for Lyme disease, and did a sed-rate. I don't know the results yet. I'll keep updating. She thinks it's most likely just a side effect of the pregnancy. It would be nice if it is temporary and goes away when the baby is born.
Avatar n tn the thing with me is that all of the pain i had before surgery is gone and now i have pain and swelling where they did the surgery. the pain might be expected i guess, the swelling is another matter. I dont know of any one that has swelling in the back of the neck where the surgery was done . being i am completly fused i also wonder why its so tender to lightly press on that area?
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar n tn Because of the constant pain after my first surgery I spent a lot of time on bedrest and as a result I developed osteoporosis. I now have osteoarthritis. Some days the pain in my back and hip are so bad I han hardly walk or even stand up. I had a baby just a year ago and the pain in my hip and back were so bad the last 2 months of pregnancy that I couldn't walk without assistance. I ended up having to be induced 2 weeks early because I couldn't take the pain anymore.
Avatar n tn I've been tested for Ra, lupus, and I have osteoarthritis in my spine.I am having all these joint problems and don't know why. I have bee seeing my physiotherapist for all of it and she thinks That if I get on some thyroid med, things will help to get straightened out. My Dr. doesn't think its from my thyroid. Anyway, my physiotherapist is sending me to a muscoskelotol doctor to see what he says. I don't know why I am not being treated for my thyroid and what about my hashi disease.
Avatar n tn I get ligament problems in my feet, achillies and knees and I thihnk sometimes my hip pain is more tendon that joint pain. I had physio thereapy to teach me how to walk in a way that did not make certain joints worse and to strengthen some muscles to reduce the strain. I had inserts made for my shoes which where great although I didn't continue my prescription for them as I also have ADHD and I'm rubbish at doing important things like that. The therapy helped a lot but I still have pain.
535089 tn?1400677119 I have been tx'd twice, once in 2004 and again in 2006 with little luck. I completed 25 wks the second time and only did 2 log rolls. I was so ill by the 25 wks that I was hospitalized for 7 days. Now 2 yrs later I am having the worst muscle and joint pain I have ever had. I have gotten so week that it is hard to lift a gallon of milk. Doc's have ran many tests and came to the conclusion that it is the Hep C.
Avatar f tn OK - from that time (2006 - present), I start from beginning - go to a new GP, who continues my anti seizure meds and anti-depressants. I am now in constant pain, and really bad neuro symptoms, AND now really bad rheumatic symptoms - joints now are REALLY swollen and red, blood tests are starting to become abnormal (STILL a neg ANA, however) I now go to an immunologist...
Avatar n tn I just joined the site because I was reading all the posts with questions concerning electric shock like pain in the knee. I'm a strength trainer in Canada and I encounter this type of pain frequently in my training studio. My specialization is in corrective training, so I work with people that want to train but don't want to irritate their existing pains.
Avatar n tn I want to go back on that diet again and test my theory. I have not been joint pain free in years. This was a miracle!
Avatar f tn She had a life of chronic pain and I feel bad there weren't pain clinics and forums like this for her to get support from; though she had a wonderfully supportive family and an amazing husband. My dad will be 82 in July and we live with him. He's failing now and it's sad to see. After I had my last baby, I got a fairly quick diagnosis of fibromyalgia after having a pretty sudden onset of the usual symptoms.
Avatar n tn Flank pain also awakens me after 5-6 hours of sleep, just like you the pain subsidizes after I wake up and move around for a few minutes. Base on my experience, the pain is muscular. As we sleep, our body temperature may slightly drop, leading to a muscular pain/spasm around the kidneys/lower back area. As I am sitting here in this cold library, I can feel the flank pain.
136956 tn?1425609872 The physiotherapist at the time touch me somewhere near my lower back and pain shot down my leg and up my back. That is when the pain started. I have bad sciatica issues and lots of pain in my lower back..
Avatar n tn He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar n tn No one could tell us what was going on, despite his repeat bouts of strep throat and one of walking pnemonia. In 2006 he began to have severe joint, back, and muscle pains, as well as digestive issues. This has progressed to today where his pain is that of an old man with arthrtis. We tried going to a rhematologist who said he might have osteoarthritis but did not disable him or do anything, just said to take this drug and that drug.
Avatar f tn I also had tingling in my hands and feet, pretty much all the time. About a year ago, pain increased substantially. I started having a "numb feeling" eyeball, and blurry vision. Eye pain upon movement. Then my body (mostly feet and legs) started buzzing, like bees were under my skin. Half of my "girly part" went numb. (That was charming.) Bladder started not wanting to empty all the way, urethra spasms, on and on.
Avatar n tn He did have his tonsils taken out for the strep, which has helped, but he still gets sick easily and tired all the time. In 2006 he began to have severe joint, back, and muscle pains, as well as digestive issues. This has progressed to today where his pain is that of an old man with arthrtis. We tried going to a rhematologist who said he might have osteoarthritis but did not disable him or do anything, just said to take this drug and that drug.
Avatar n tn I am a male, 46yrs old 6ft and weigh 175 lbs. My pain comes and goes and has for about 6 months. It is not severe pain, but at times is more annoying than anything. It feels like there is something in there pinching me. I went to an internal med MD in July. He ran blood tests that all came back fine. He sent me to have an abdominal ultrasound which showed only "healthy" organs. No dilated bile duct, no gall stones, liver enzymes were in normal range.
Avatar n tn This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain and then release and then repeat all over again every 5-10 seconds for about a minute. This pain did not radiate anywhere but only within a specific point. Then this same stabbing sensation occurred half way up to the first knuckle of my right middle finger about 30 minutes later. Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe.
Avatar n tn S, I was able to have a love session with my partner (figure from wednsday (horrible pain) and by saturday night (love session no pain) my partner was of course extra super gentle!