Osteoarthritis causes of symptoms

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Avatar n tn I was reading a post earlier today that sort of touched on what you are asking. A few of the names of members who posted are still active on the forum so one may come along and respond to your post. Until then, here is this: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-Social/does-disability-cover-tx/show/1699864#post_7772415 This is an oldie but might provide some insight given SSDI is not easy to obtain with HCV alone. Don't know much about osteoarthritis tho.
Avatar m tn I understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in the joints. if there is no pain associated with the joint cracks or pops, this may be caused by the soft tissue in a joint. Knee popping may also occur if the patella is slightly out of alignment, and rubs on the adjacent tissues. Other causes of joint noise is the snapping of tendons or scar tissue over a prominence, or cavitation.
Avatar n tn I experience pain, especially in the 2 areas that lead to neck and headaches. What other areas of my body does this affect? I do on occasion experience numbness and tingling in both hands and fingers, but will stop when massaged. So, I am looking for other symptoms in my body resulting from the spurs touching nerves in both areas. Thank you. John.
1378884 tn?1315509445 Look up the common initial symptoms of RA on a site such as here on medhelp.org or arthritis.org. I think you'll find it eases your mind...or it may spark a conversation with your doctor that can lead to early treatment! It's important not to rely on prednisone for the long-term - the long term side effects are not pretty. IMO only it's better to sumbit to surgery to fix the problem as well as it can be fixed, but that's a personal decision.
Avatar n tn Hi, Do you have any other symptoms? These may a sign of autoimmune disease like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, or gout, viral or bacterial infection of joints. I would suggest you to please schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime you can take OTC NSAIDS, they will help reduce the joint swelling and pain. Take care!
3060903 tn?1398568723 RA flares usually begin with an initial phase, during which people may sense that something is not quite right and that a flare is coming soon. The distinct symptoms of the flare will follow. The symptoms of an RA flare may include: pain fatigue swelling stiffness tender joints inflammation These symptoms may lead to a loss of functioning and interfere with people's mood, sleep quality, and ability to perform everyday activities. Symptoms tend to increase until they reach their peak.
Avatar m tn Dear Friend, Well am not suspecting osteoarthritis, but another form of arthritis called as Rheumatoid arthritis.But to be dead sure, we need to do a number of blood examinations-which includes ESR, CRP, CCP, RA FACTOR, besides the routine hemogram. In india, blood tests can be done on request of patient itself, but i don't know if same is allowed\accepted in your country. So get these blood work up done, so that, we can go ahead with the discussion,.
Avatar f tn Most positive ANA results don't have significance, so physicians should reassure their patients but should also still be vigilant for development of signs and symptoms that might suggest an autoimmune disease. About 95% of SLE patients have a positive ANA test result. If a patient also has symptoms of SLE, such as arthritis, a rash, and autoimmune thrombocytopenia, then he probably has SLE. In cases such as these, a positive ANA result can be useful to support SLE diagnosis.
Avatar n tn The symptom of yours that stands out to me is the symmetry of your hand problems. Also Osteoarthritis is usually more prevalent in the last joint at the finger tip but I certainly am not a Dr. It is also not usually symmetrical. Take care and let us know.
Avatar n tn So while studies suggest those of us with HCV as a whole may have a higher incidence of some of the symptons, on an individual basis it's very hard to know whether what you have is being caused by the virus or whether you'd be that way anyway. Hope this helps and btw there are no doctors here.
Avatar f tn She has both hips replaced and apparently has it in other parts of her body as well, shoulder Hemis ect. Anyways, do these symptoms sound like one of these things and should I be worried? I only have Medi-Cal unfortunately and have been calling to find a doctor who is accepting patients for a primary care, so I can get a referral to an ortho. The VA office where I live recommended I go file for disability due to these problems and my tinnitus.
Avatar n tn Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? 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?
Avatar f tn Yes you do have a higher genetic risk for RA when close family members have also had the disease. RA and Osteoarthritis is rampant in the females of my family - to a lesser degree the males also. Have the appropriate labs been done to determine if you have Arthritis - a Sed Rate and ANA? If not I hope you'll ask your parents help in getting these important labs ran. Early treatment in RA is important - it can reduce and/or prolong joint deterioration. However don't jump to conclusions.
786881 tn?1236560228 I've even been given the Toradol at urgent care when my vicodin doesn't help with my headaches. I also have problems with one of my knees and my neck. I know I have osteoarthritis and have shrunk an inch already. At this rate I will be 4'8" in my 80's. Ha Ha. I'm currently 5'1". Regarding the weight thing, prior to taking thyroid replacement, I was doing 5 miles on the treadmill (exathlete) and couldn't lose any weight.
Avatar n tn I have seen two doctors in the past who gave no warning and were surprised at the WD symptoms on abrupt discontinuation of antidepressants. I have also read accounts on this forum of the same thing happening to forum members. I think many doctors have far less information about these drugs than we believe. THAT is dangerous in itself. Just think how little they really know about interferon! Thanks for your synopsis. Well put!
Avatar n tn about health and wellness. Another is our money in this country ( USA) needs to be SPENT of prevention NOT dealing with symptoms after the disease has already set in...NOT saying that handling symptoms is not important because it is BUT there are methods of healing that have been around for 1000's of years..and still main stream america is clueless. That's NOT RIGHT and it's not fair. Most people do not know about the options available to them for cancer, for instance.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed w/ FMS 8 years ago, but have had symptoms for many years before w/out knowing what it was associated with. A month or so ago I was spending the day w/ my daughter out of town. I wore a new pair of boots, and associated a small pain in my left foot as a blister forming. Later in the day I got another pain in the tip of my left middle toe, and also associated that with the new boots.
Avatar n tn Myoclonus can occur by itself, but most often it is one of several symptoms associated with a wide variety of nervous system disorders. For example, myoclonic jerking may develop in patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Myoclonic jerks commonly occur in persons with epilepsy, a disorder in which the electrical activity in the brain becomes disordered leading to seizures.
Avatar m tn Symptoms of dizziness and feeling sick can sometimes be from stress and anxiety. We can be stressed or anxious but still think we are fine. Anther cause of constant dizziness as if you are on a boat, can be from a problem with the balance mechanism in your inner ear. The doctor should refer you to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Severe dizziness that is caused by problems from the ear could be Ménière's Disease. There is medication that a doctor can prescribe to steady the balance.
Avatar f tn Nothing worse than being told that when you know how bad you feel. On top of this I am mow experiencing a lot of chest pain and shortness of breath... I am slightly asthmatic and had pneumonia over Christmas. Ever since I have felt my chest is tight and heavy, I get short sharp pains and shortness of breath. It is also uncomfortable to swallow food. I'm a 31 yr old female. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, raynauds, sjogrens, osteoarthritis, and I am not sure they are the correct diagnosis. I have all the symptoms of FMS but with severe fatigue that strikes after I go away for a weekend (travel over 30 miles) and get little sleep, stress also causes it to happen. I am in bed sleeping for sometimes over 24 hours and physically unable to get up and function past just going ten feet to the bathroom and sometimes I need help with that.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? The main withdrawal symptoms of lorazepam are pins and needles sensation, nausea, sweatiness, jitteriness, and sensitivity to touch. Stiff burning joints are not the usual symptoms. I would suggest you please discuss the possibility of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with her orthopedic specialist. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have suffered from the same symptoms for 3 years. I had many tests and saw many specialists but just got worse. I then found a fantastic physiotherapy practice which has helped me considerably. It seems, though amazing, that all my problems are down to bad posture. I have not been back to the doctor since - I know I'm getting better. I don't need to take any drugs and I sleep 8 hours a night and spring out of bed in the morning!
1477978 tn?1289505731 did say along with the Lupus, I also had a bit of OA or Osteoarthritis. They said when a flare from OA would come that my immune system starts attacking the OA flare, making it worse. Another symptom, I don't heal well from things like getting a tooth pulled (takes sometimes months to heal & stop hurting). I hardly ever get sick but when I do it is extreme. Mostly all I've been really sick from in the past is Strep Throat, and Sinus Infections, a couple of times I had Pnumonia.
Avatar n tn Hi, The symptoms are those of Eagles syndrome . Two possible causes of the syndrome are elongation of the styloid process and ossification of the stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligaments. Surgery is the only treatment of the elongated Styloid process . Please go for a three dimensional CT scan to confirm the diagnosis . and consult another ENT surgeon for a second opinion . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
147426 tn?1317269232 He said well that's pretty typical of migraines. Sent me out the door. 2 yrs later,symptoms are worse than ever and I had an MRI of chest spine,lumbar spine,neck spine, all without dye performed today. Will go back in one month to follow up on those findings with this new doctor. Do my former results sound indicative of MS?
1216899 tn?1288573925 Sever PMS and Sever monthly cycle with bad headaches Rapid heartbeat (above 120 beats per minute) Heart palpitations Unable to take any kind of medications or vitamins without the feeling of (dying sensation)Thank god this is over. I feel better now,Most of my symptoms disappeared,Others are less severity.
Avatar n tn My NP told me that all of these can be premenstrual signs, and not to worry. If you look at the list of Mirena side-effects, all of those symptoms are listed. My thought is this- if I'm spending this much time obsessing over the possibility of being pregnant and am questioning my sanity, perhaps this is not the right method for me...it's just frustrating, because it did work well for awhile.
Avatar f tn Hello All, So, I finally have an MRI scheduled for June 10th 2011, which was only ordered because I had 3 separate incidences of unilateral pupil dilation ranging from 10 minutes to an hour each time - no pain, no weakness, no paralysis - in fact no other symptoms other than my everyday symptoms & these were not worsened during the events (see list below).
Avatar m tn It was just over two years ago now and the time I was travelling @ around about 35-40 miles an hour , I didn't think much about the accident at the time until I started getting all sorts of different symptoms after a short time, ranging from headaches to, pain in the Neck, shoulders and arms,weakness and numbness in my arms and hands & tingling too ,dizzy spells and feeling sick, forgetfulness, anxiety , poor concentration, loss of memory, I couldn't sleep also for the severe pain at nig