Osteoarthritis and trauma

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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 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.
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 Full work up done after the accident, x-rays of most major joints and entire spine. No one said anything about arthritis at that time. I had a spine MRI performed in late March. Now all of the sudden I'm riddled with arthritis, and the degeneration is compressing discs and nerves. My Orthopedist seems to feel that the arthritis is not related to the wreck. It's my understanding that trauma to any joints can lead to the onset of arthritis.
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 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 14 Months ago I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in both knees and Buritis in my hips. It came on suddenly and it is very painful. I have seen 2 specialists and have had 2 lots of steroid injections in both knees and one steroid injection in my right hip. I have been taking Meloxicam and painkillers. Today I have been to see a specialist with the view to having knee replacement surgery. After looking at my recent x rays he has informed me that I have Avascular Necrosis in both knees.
Avatar m tn We did an X-Ray, MRI, and blood work. X ray showed some damage but nothing significant. I have never had any trauma to my knees by the way. The MRI showed that I didn't have much cartilage in my right knee. Blood work came back negative for possible diagnoses like Rheumatoid Arthritis (RF level was normal). So, the surgeon suggested that since I was having such difficulty with the locking and general pain in my knee that we do an arthroscopy on my right knee.
Avatar f tn Systemic diseases can give rise to knee problems without injuries like Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatic fever, septic arthritis etc. I would suggest you to go for an examination and diagnosis and till then not to exert yourself, use NSAIDs for pain relief and also use ice packs to decrease inflammation. Take care!
Avatar f tn Having osteopenia, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia (in addition to the SI trauma), rather than pursue another painful course of therapy, I would think it might be useful for me to know if the pain is stemming from physical anatomical problems or something such as pain perception from the fibro--or even if there is something that might benefit from a surgical correction of some sort. Would there be any value to checking an MRI after such trauma? Thank you for your response.
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 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?
975514 tn?1325001538 It seems to be getting worse. It has happened the past two nights and my eye is sore from last night's trauma right now as I type. (Also, this past June I've developed Vitreous Floaters as well. I saw an Ophthalmologist twice in one month who said " no retinal detachment.") I have recently ruled out Thyroid problems (that runs in my family).
Avatar f tn Osteoarthritis is largely an age and ‘wear and tear’ related entity and can be aggravated by trauma/ injury. The arthritis in the knee could have been secondary to injury and meniscal tear/ removal, while hip and spinal arthritis is unlikely to be directly related to the trauma, though it may have been caused secondary to constant wear and tear. Hope this information is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn Some of these include dental disorders, sinusitis, temporomandibular joint dysfunctions, neck problems and osteoarthritis. Do you have any complaint of discharge, hearing loss, ringing sound, associated nausea, vomiting, vertigo or any other complaints? Ear discomfort is a common problem among passengers who travel by air. This is due to unequal pressure on each side of the eardrum, especially during descent.
748543 tn?1463449675 If you have followed the sequence of my other blogs about TMJ pain and TMJ Disorder in general, by now you could come to the following conclusion on your own. Dentistry is closely related to the functional and dynamic systems of the body. This relation which has been termed an “Elegant Ecology” is so intertwined that discussing one without the other would be an artificial separation of anatomy and physiology.
Avatar f tn This would come and go over the next 4 years and during that time I have had 3 neck surgeries and have been checked for everything from MS to RA and tested negative for everything but osteoarthritis. Now my legs hurt all the time and I can't stand anyone to touch them. Exercise is hard because they feel so weak and the pain I feel after a couple of hours is excruciating.
199980 tn?1233801004 Hi Mae, Yes, mine is sometimes shooting pain and goes down my leg and other times the pain is from muscle spasms. It usually happens if I've over exerted myself or am really tired. Hope this gets better, maybe you should talk to your dr about this?
Avatar f tn The pain last only seconds and comes and go with no pattern. My scalp feels warm to the touch . I had an Mri in December which showed Microvascular Ischemic Gliosis-consistant with age and I also have cervical stenosis at C-5/6 &6/7 and at C-3/4 & 4/5 a broad disc protrusion with severe rt and bilateral formaminal narrowing. Surgery has been recommended. Is it possible this is the cause of my problem? The only thing sounding close to my symtons if the Occipital Neuraglia.
376995 tn?1223519107 hi everyone i am 19yo female and i had trauma 3 years ago when i fell down and fractured my jaw. after that i had osteoarthritis of both of my jaw joints. i saw my xrays and it's like the jaw joint areas are pretty much worn out. i am now wearing a splint in my mouth so that it can relief the osteoarthritis symtoms and it's doing pretty good for me. can my jaw joint bone grow back? is there anything i can eat, calcium?
Avatar f tn when I got home. I live in PA. My ortho took x-rays and they looked fine even for arthritis. I have osteoarthritis in the rest of my body. He has me scheduled for an MRI later this week to rule out a meniscus tear. He thinks this because before he gave me a cortizone shot in the knee, he drained fluid and found alot of blood. He stated that he may have to do arthroscopic surgery if in fact it is a meniscus tear. My 2 questions are...
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Avatar m tn Another cause can be extensor tendonitis or inflammation of tendons that lead to the toes. Trauma and tight shoes and osteoarthritis are other causes. The spurs from osteoarthritis irritate the deep peroneal nerve. Gout a metabolic disease can cause pain across the top of the foot due to intense inflammation due to deposits of monosodium urate crystals in soft tissues and joints. Consult an orthopaedician for detailed assessment. Take care.
Avatar n tn I have had some back and feet pain in the past, I have mild scoliosis since a child, nothing severe, so I began to go to a chiropractic once in a while for the last 3 years and began also to wear custom made orthotics and very confortable shoes. I exercise sort of quite regularly, I am not a gym freak but I bike, swim, walk and lift light weights.
Avatar n tn I have since gotten worse and still not returned to work. My neck and shoulders, arm and hand all hurt worse now. My middle, ring and pinky finger all go numb at times. I drop things without knowing my hand opens or can feel it do so. If I lay on my side to sleep it hurts, if I sit too long in one position it hurts and if I walk with my arm to my side it hurts. I also have muscle aches in my hip pelvis area. My leg muscles are weak. I can not climb stairs without stopping after a couple.
Avatar f tn This can be associated with osteoarthritis or past trauma. We have capsules around our joints that contain fluid. If we stretch these capsules the fluid will then put less pressure on the joint and this less pressure turns the fluid into gas. When this happens, it will make a popping sound. Others believe it is a bubble created in the capsule. That's the mechanics of the sound. https://www.healthline.com/health/neck-cracking#how-it-works. Is it okay to have this?
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
450140 tn?1317950904 Degenerative joint disease comes with trauma, age and use. It can also come (or be accelerated) from some of the medications used to treat MS, Specifically I'm thinking of IVSM.
Avatar f tn Hello! The most common reason is ligament damage due to sports injuries and also accidents, falls etc. Get your knee ligaments checked along with quadriceps and hamstrings. The 6 knee ligaments which might get affected are the menisci, collaterals and cruciate ligaments. If you have chronic knee pain in both of your legs then rule out osteoarthritis or other joint problems like Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic diseases.