Osteoarthritis and stress

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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 f tn I have Osteoarthritis and it is getting worse. I taken Celebrex, Norco, Tramadol and Vicopren. None of these are working. I don't have insurance and go to a public health clinic. They don't seem to know what to do. Could you please advise me on what I can take that will help with the chronic pain and will be inexpensive.
Avatar m tn i was also wondering about the osteoarthritis as my dr told me that i have severe degenerative osteoarthritis of the lower spine (I forgot the numbers), hips, left shoulder and both feet. I had major surgery last summer and mesh was used to attach part of my bowel to my spine. My dr figures that this may have jump-started the arthritis issues. Currently i have probs walking, bending and overall it hurts to be on my feet for more than 20 mins at a time.
1175033 tn?1492204828 It's very possible that your hip deformity is the source of your other aches and pains. It throws off your gait and your spinal alignment, causing pain and stress in other parts of your body. Ask for a referral to a pain management specialist. These lovely people are willing to try a wide variety of methods to help you with your pain, which your doctor may be unaware of or reluctant to try.
Avatar f tn I recently was hospitalised with hemiplegic migraine and osteoarthritis in my spine. I had 4 lumbar punctures which made me almost paralysed but I had no headaches, only leg pains. Everything serious has been ruled out but no one at my local hospital would treat me and I was shunted around the hospital until I lost my temper and said I was leaving with force if need be !
Avatar n tn I have had ct scans and mri scans. Both show calcification and osteoarthritis from my neck to my lumbar area. I frequently get numbness in my legs and hands, severe pain to the point where walking in unbearable. I can not work around the house for more than 15min a day and employment is at the moment out of the question because my back will spasm severly at any time. I was told that applying for a total and permanent disability to ensure I would not have to try and work. My Dr.
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 m tn I believe it is from repeated trauma to that joints having been climbing a local mountain and upon descending much stress is put on that lead foot. I take glucosamine and that's about it, although I do wear insoles in my running shoes that help a bit. There is swelling that doesn't diminish and pain is intermittent. I'm considering checking into surgery and wonder if anyone has any advice about this. Thanks !
3060903 tn?1398568723 Some people see the best results when they alternate between hot and cold. Stress management Managing stress can help to reduce pain during flare-ups and minimize their frequency.
Avatar f tn It can be like the chicken and the egg - stress causes pain, pain causes more stress, which causes more pain, etc. Make stress management part of your overall self-care plan. It won't hurt, and it might help. It sounds like you've been doing a lot of research into your symptoms. It's absolutely a good thing to educate yourself, however if you don't know what your dealing with, navigating the confusing labyrinth of symptoms and possible causes can increase your anxiety.
765802 tn?1263304451 After my visit with a expert on Arthritis she said I have Osteoarthritis and not sure about RA so took blood from me yesterday. She also said there isn't anything they can do for my Osteoarthristis except take what I have been taking for pain. I have the pain/osteoarthritis in my fingers, knees, back, feet & ankles, shoulder probably. I guess you could say everywhere. I was wondering what happens, do I loose all my bone in these areas?
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 During that time I was in the Army and had already been diagnosed with plantar fascistis, heel spur, bone spur in my ankle, and possible osteoarthritis in my midfoot. The doctor said that I could just wear a boot for 3 weeks and then it would be fine. I got out of the Army a few weeks later and when I returned to the States I saw a podiatrist at the VA as I was still in pain.
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.
Avatar f tn now I have pain under my right and left shoulder blades and tips of right and left shoulders, and in my chest ( middle, right and left chest). I told the gastroenterologist about the new symptoms and she told me to take CT scans immediately to check my abdominal and pelvis areas. Yesterday I took the tests and I got the results back today.
Avatar f tn i think there are nerves around the chest/back and they flare up and cause us this pain once in a while,mine and yours more often! but then we worry about stuff,and out pains and stuff and we stress out and it makes stuff worse!!!
Avatar n tn I am going through a very stressful time right now. I also have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, am homozygous for the factor v leiden gene, and have an undetermined autoimmune, so I obviously also take lots of medications. Oh, also, I have depression and anxiety. Could this all just be stress related, or should I be worried?
700223 tn?1318169294 Acupuncture and Sports Medicine More and more injured athletes are turning to alternative medicine to treat their aches, pains, sprains and strains. Chief among these modalities is acupuncture. Acupuncture has a very successful record with sports injuries. More and more professional sports teams have put acupuncturists on their medical staff to accelerate healing and to resolve stubborn injuries. .Acupuncture remains one of the primary means of quick healing for the martial arts.
Avatar n tn I tried massages and I have gone for 3 trigger point injections in the area. It has been 6 months and the pain is constant, everyday and sometimes unbearable. MRI's on lumbar spine and left hip are negative. My pain doc is now recommending a facet joint injection. I have no history of trauma or injury anywhere on my body. I am 27 years old so its not like I have osteoarthritis. I am wondering if it is possible for the chiropractor could have damaged a facet joint?
Avatar m tn For your migraines these can be triggered off by certain foods, allergy to medications, stress and anxiety. Keep a diary of the foods and drinks you consume to see if you can find a pattern. The culprit foods that cause triggers for most people are chocolate, coffee, cheese, oranges, red wine. You may have different triggers. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn Alcohol, stress and cold weather were major factors in bringin this pain on and i began to try and manage it myself. When i started to take the pill i became aware that i only ever experience the swellings and pain in my toes, it was much less severe and not as long lasting. Since i have stopped taking it two weeks ago, i have started to experience it in my toes, hips and wrists. I don't know if this is a coincidence or is anyone aware of the pill providing joint pain relief?
Avatar f tn My right tibia is bent and I am now pigeon toed. Severe pain in legs, hips and back my liver and kidney functions tests do not always come out good. I have almost an ongoing UTI. My hair falls out, I have white spots on my skin, headaches and it seems like new symptoms every day. I have lost 32 lbs in 2 months. Is it possible that I could have lupus related cancer? Who do I need to see, oncologist, rheumatologist or who?
Avatar f tn I do not know the answer to your first question other than to say no, you should not take them at the exact same time. Whether you should stop taking the thyroid supplement entirely is a question you should ask a doctor. If you're thinking of STARTING a supplement, ask the doctor. As far as a relationship between fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's, about all I can find is this; "People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are particularly likely to develop fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I do have low vitamin D and low thyriod and low B-12. And alot of stress. I had gone to the doctor 6 years ago and he said it was shingles and then told me later he didn't know for sure. I found out about the low vitamins long after I had seen that doctor. I had been going to all kinds of doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me.
268911 tn?1213748381 i now have Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain and cervical osteoarthritis.. My doc has me taking Elavil at night before bed for sleep, stress, and to help pain.. My pain levels are better most days now that I get better stage 4 sleep which is from the Elavil, I have less stress which equals less pain. And I only take a low dose too 20mgs.. So there are other meds out there that help pain other than narcotics.. Maybe this can help you too.. Also what is your pain from??
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.
684726 tn?1228489221 The Vitamins made me very jittery and anxious and I even stopped the L-tyrosine and just took One vitamin b suppliment and the same result. So I stopped the vitamins for now and no jitters or anxiety. I still have Sam-e at my home which is supposed to be a mood booster. What exactly IS this stuff? And what is L-THEANINE, I heard it works wonders. I DO have energy and motivation, But its not where I want it to be. Or should I just chill out and not take anything??? Is it even worth it to do it?
Avatar f tn These help with pain, but I have developed an itchy, unremitting rash on my right shoulder and should probably stop taking meds to see if any of them are causing it? I tried glucosamine but the pain and cracking remained and sometimes my head hurts on the right side too. I also have Hashimoto’s (TPO antibodies over 1,000) take 75mcg Levoxyl per day. There is a 1.2cm nodule on the right side of thyroid- it was ruled benign after biopsy.
4186651 tn?1357834557 Hopefully my NL will be up to date about everything when I see him Friday! My hands and feet are always freezing cold and numb. They even turn white like no blood flow! I've always bruised very easy. My doctors office always thought I was being abused by my husband!
Avatar m tn went to my doc twice in this time first when it was one joint he said it was osteoarthritis, went back the following time and he said the same ,told i couldnt beleive 3 joints had worn out at the same time. plus at times i had twinges of pain in other joints in the hand he took bloods to check for RA all bloods came back as perfectly normal he checked for b27 gene which was neg, i had IRITIS in left eye about 7 years ago on and off for 8 months never came back.