Osteoarthritis and young

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Avatar m tn Is it possible I already have osteoarthritis? And are there any non surgical treatment options available to me? I am specifically wondering if injections might help?
1175033 tn?1492204828 ) to ease muscle spasms, and more. I had my first hip replacement at 37, my second at 40. Relatively young, but I'm very, very glad I did it. I know people young than I who've had it done, and they agree it's the best thing they ever did. I had terrible low back pain and sciatic nerve pain until the hips were replaced, now it's pretty much gone. :) Hang in there!
7486852 tn?1410355784 You are so young to be having the pain of osteoarthritis, and I am so sorry you are having more problems. Although we have NHS over here in UK it takes a long time after a referral to get treatment. I phoned today about seeing a physiotherapist privately, as can take a long time on NHS, but the cost was prohibitive. I did have a sports massage instead, as cheaper, but although it was very nice, I don't think it has helped with my pain.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I have it at a relatively young age, and was prescribed celebrex, which I hate the headaches from and stomach pain (and its not all that effective) which irritates my stomach ulcer. All my doc said was to up the protonix. Im in PT to help as well but if anyone would like to share a short summary of their story from pre-diag symptoms through successful treatment, I would really like to see how the different docs have handled your speciific case.
Avatar m tn I wish you the very best and HOPE you will continue to post on MH (MedHelp) and share you experiences and help others in that way. I'll be watching for your updates. :) .........
Avatar f tn I also have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and just about every place else it can be on a human being and I'm only 60. I've had osteoarthritis since I was diagnosed at age 27. AS far as the Bakers Cyst goes, I saw nothing at all that looked different behind that knee but I had a great deal of pain especially when I extended my leg. Then, it went away. I have since developed Planters Fasciitis and I have a really bad problem with my right foot.
Avatar n tn Is it possible to have all 3 (Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis) and if so, is it common? I guess I keep thinking that maybe it seems odd to be young and have all 3 at the same time. I want one or more to go away and only have to deal with one disease at a time. Also...I have a lymph node that has popped up on my shoulder that no one seems to care about...any thoughts on that. As I said I always blame it all on the Lupus, so I havae an answer. Thanks so much for any ideas!
Avatar f tn My 19 year old son was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in May - just recd second cortisone shot (trying to do this before the SYNVISC shots) and both of his knees are completely swollen. Have a call into the doctor but any suggestions on what to do for him in the meantime. He is at college.
Avatar n tn I am a 44 year old female PE teacher and she felt this had shown up at a young age. I have played many sports and had minor injuries. I will have to wait for the x-ray resullts because I am in a remote area and they read tests once evry 2 weeks or so. In the meantime I am wondering if these symptoms are indicative of this and what you would suggest I do to releive pain and if there is any over the counter medication that would help?
701334 tn?1262857103 Unfortuantely, you are not too young for arthritis. No one is. There are many different forms of arthritis and it is important to find out which kind you have (if he was not more specific it could be osteoarthritis OA which is what most people think of when they say arthritis.) I know many people swear by their chiros and that they can be very beneficial. I think there are times when you need to combine the approaches and see a regular doctor, too.
Avatar m tn For some background I am a 3rd year pharmacy student and know what the surgeon is saying as I have learned about all of this stuff in school. So, I suspect that I don't have RA and maybe it is just osteoarthritis albeit at a very young age. However, RA is a tricky disease and it could be a possibility. I just want to hear y'alls' (that certainly gives away what region I am from ha) opinions on my situation just to get some feedback.
1134417 tn?1263273750 This is different from osteo-arthritis, which is associated with older people. I've had RA since age 5 and I've seen children as young as six months old with it. Please tell your parents you want to be examined by a pediatric rheumatologist; they will take care of contacting your regular doctor and getting a referral. The earlier you are treated, the better. Good luck!
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 After 3 specialists they all agree that an ankle fusion is what needs to be done. I'm 34 and also too young for a joint replacement and I feel too young for the fusion. Pain is absolutely unbearable some days. There were two other options that were brought up. Ankle debridgement (sp?), where they just clean out the joint. Minimally invasive. The other is joint distraction. I don't have a lot of info on that. I will find out more after my CT on Friday.
Avatar f tn Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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.
Avatar f tn I am 31 years old and I have a ruptured disc at L4-L5 along with osteoarthritis and bone spurs at that level. I also have a bulging disc at L5-S1. Both degenerated discs are pushing up against the nerve roots. Surgery has been proposed by at least one of my doctors, while my other two doctors stated that any surgeon would perform a two level fusion but we all agreed that conservative treatments should be exhausted first. I would get a second opinion.
Avatar n tn Whenever two different lesions present themselves the prospect of lupus does come up, because it can cause many small patches of inflammation throughout the nervous system, there is also an association with arthritis but not the osteoarthritis which you are describing. I think the best method to evaluate your brain and brainstem in particular ( which is where the fifth cranial nerve originates ) would be to have an MRI scan of the brain with gadolinium enhancement.
272434 tn?1228610809 I also have carpal tunnel and I have osteoarthritis. Both very painful, and I also need surgery, and I told them not right now. I take a long time to heal, and that alone is enough for me not to have surgery. I also use splints at night, and I have had to cut back on my quilting, but I refuse to stop all together. The osteoarthritis I have in all of my joints as well as RA, I have a triple whammy.
369861 tn?1306279286 This all started with my potassium being low and being hypoglycemic. The endo doctor took me off all diuretics so that i could take the renin and aldesterone tests. Does the potassium have anything to do with the thyroid and why did the endo take me off all diuretics to take the two tests. Doesn't he realise that my body would retaing the water and the result of edema? Just wondering?
1341258 tn?1276189009 I keep adding symptoms to my endless list and my doctor doesn't know what else to do with me. She had done every test and all the blood works that she know to do and nothing seem to be wrong with me, but I feel tired all the time, hurt all over and my joint swell and hurt alot. any ideas?
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.
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 n tn It is filled with Dilaudid by her pain management doctor and it distributes small doses of medication into her body. She has osteoporosis (sp), scoliosis, and osteoarthritis and her back broke in several areas. She is only 66 too. Anyway, it has helped her immensely. The doctor mentioned to her about installing a device that blocks pain messages from the brain or to the brain. She is looking into that as well.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have a respiratory therapist friend that has Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. She has filed twice now for SSD, the 1st denied, and the last one, they won't let her file SSI due to house ins. money from the big tornado we had in March, is setting in her account waiting to be paid for contractors for the house repairs. She has no income. Donations can be sent: Donna Brawley, 5504 Waddell St.,Ft. Worth, TX 76114.
1689663 tn?1390846960 Since you suffer from RA, I would recommend that you start with a Rheumatologist and let him lead you from there. I have Osteoarthritis in every joint in my body and I'd NEVER been to a Rheumatologist UNTIL I moved to AZ and my Internist sent me there immediately. I took ALL of my records with me and after a 10 minute visit he called a PM (Pain Management) Clinic and made and made an appointment with a PM Doctor for me.
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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?
1259963 tn?1284488560 Sometimes it feels like a 15! I live with it constantly. I have osteoarthritis and osteopenia, too. The pain is systemic. It feels like every cell in my body hurts. It's so hard to move around and be functional. Also, does anyone else get headaches after their IVIg infusions? I get one almost every time. I have one usually for 2-3 days after every infusion. I also feel an increase in pain each time. I would appreciate any reply. God bless you all.
209987 tn?1451939065 or some lame excuse. Anyway, they didn't do anything when she would go in and complain of heart pains and such. Around ten years ago I had 3 "attacks" in a row. I was lifting things over my head just before all 3 attacks happened. A few minutes after lifting ( not heavy items) I would get a sudden tight pain in my chest. I would stand still for a few minutes, and then the pain would subside. Afterwards ( half hour later?) I would feel "energized".