Osteoarthritis joints

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Avatar n tn Another thing you can do is start physical therapy. Strengthening the muscles and tendons around the joints helps to slow the degenerative changes.
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 , injury, other disease, obesity), it is referred to as secondary osteoarthritis of the spine. If osteoarthritis in your case is due to some other medical condition then treating that would eliminate arthritis in the spine. Symptoms usually are pain, stiffness and reduced flexibility. Diagnosis is made with the help of history, evaluation of symptoms, x-rays, blood tests and MRI’s.
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.
Avatar n tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar n tn I would like to please hear from anyone who has or is experiencing joint and muscle aches pre treatment. My joints fingers, knees, ankles, and muscles ache deeply, sometimes it's hard to be comfortable even to sleep. I explained this to the doc and he did some blood test to determine arthritis? That was weeks ago and he's not been very helpful. Any info or remedies would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Does anyone have Osteoarthritis in finger joints. What do you do for pain and stiffness. Also what jobs do you do, I had to quit my job of 10 years, (doctor said so) looking for a job, but not sure what to do, any ideas. Going to start physical therapy soon.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis for a while now. My most recent xray on my fingers showed Erosive (inflammatary) arthritis. The xray before that showed no erosion so it appears to have happened the erosion in the last few months I thought that you got erosive arthritis with RA and not OA? Would like some information in what this ahppens in OA.
1175033 tn?1492204828 I also have weird bone growths, on my ankle, heel, toe joints, finger joints, Im too young for all this. My sed rate always comes back normal. My genes were tested for ankylosing spondylitis marker because my dad I guess has that, but Im negative. Any insite and coping skills you could pass on would be great, I cant tolerate any anti-informatory meds due to stomach problems so that makes pain management difficult. Thanks for reading!
Avatar n tn Similarly if you were prone for arthritis such as osteoarthritis, the period of inactivity could have aggravated the arthritis and hence swollen joints. There are various causes of multiple joint pains like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic pathology, thyroid problems etc. Please consult an orthopedic specialist regarding this. There are no swollen joints associated with inactivity alone as the cause. However inactivity aggravates an existing joint condition like arthritis.
Avatar n tn Can this cause my symptoms? Can multiple joints hurt bilaterally with this for of arthritis? As far as I know my joints are not swollen much at all. I have also had problems with Temporal Mandibular Disorder though I've never seen a doctor about it. My ears will hurt at night and my jaw is stiff and painful.
Avatar m tn i have moderate osteoarthritis in neck, last night my friend was driving and we had a minor accident i got a little whiplash,i did not go to dr or hospital,i had minor soreness and stiffness all day. My question is do you think the whiplash will make my osteoarthritiss worse in my neck? How long should the minor affects of whiplash last?
Avatar m tn Hey, My hubby has been diagnosed (with MRI) with severe osteoarthritis is his jaw. My question is.....could excess/regular use of alcohol worsen the symptoms? I am hoping that perhaps a lifestyle change can alleviate some of his issues with OA. He was on Celebrex for a short period but doctor took him off (as its not great long term) to see how he feels. Any other tips, thoughts or helpful ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I take one medication for hbp. Recently the middle joints of my little fingers are very tender, red and tend to be very itchy, if that makes any sense and I've also begun noticing some tiny red nodules at the first joint of my index fingers and little fingers. Some times the nodules are a little more pronouced than other times. I've been trying to self-medicate in terms of taking advil or aleve, but the discomfort is not going away. Any thoughts or similar cases?
Avatar m tn I am 29 years old male. I have been feeling mild pain in my joints ( hands, legs, knees, shoulders..) since the last 8-10 years. Initial years, it was very mild pain and occasional. But, last two years, its worsening. Besides, the joints crack easily in movements. I do not have such family history. I had my blood checked up. I am fine with the rheumatism, uric acid, and some others... my doctor says most of the things are fine with the blood. And recommends me to see an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar m tn Does this sound like it could be osteoarthritis? I've been working on the computer all day every day for about 10 years and I'm wondering if that sort of extreme inactivity could have caused this. I'm not overweight (6'1" 180lbs) and I run a mile on the beach once or twice a week. I'm basically trying to prevent a future problem.
Avatar n tn Is this a case of disappearing joints? I've tried glucosamine chondroitin and shark cartilage but I can't see any noticeable improvements. Is there any way to resolve (aside from pain killers and drugs that have unknown or risky side affects)?
Avatar n tn I totally sympathize with you, I'm 50 and have basically the same symptoms. After 3 years of trial and error which included too much ibuprofen which messed up my gut I have had amazing results with some natural therapy. I discovered that the arthritis is caused by a tiny one cell organism called mycoplasma arthritides by having a live cell blood analysis. The phd who I went to told me to take Olive Leaf Extract and triple the usual dose of glucosamine.
Avatar f tn Hi My Osteoarthritis has started 6,7 years ago after an injury in mountain climbing and could manage the pain during those years but during the last couple of months my knee joints became bone on bone , they changed shape and I am horribly in pain, not to know what to do.I am female, 45kg, 30 yrs and have lots of financial problems so visiting a doctor at the moment is not an option for me.what should I do?Please help I cant mange the pain anymore.
Avatar n tn My mom 65 wt 65 is suffering from Osteoartheritis and as a result severe pain in the joints spl hands {Has already gone for total knee replacement surgery}. Had tkn previosly Tramadol-Paracetamol combination. But now is taking only Diclofenac 50mg tablet {w/o much relief}. She is also tking weekly OsteoFos tablet and is also having Hyperthyroid.Kindly advise fr Pain relievers. She rh factor +ive.
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.
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.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I have taken ibuprofen for weeks at a time in the past for the osteoarthritis in my jaws. I try to take it sparingly for it now. But I get frequent heartburn and was recently put on cytotec generic, which is supposed to help with stomach lining. I have tried acupuncture, which I thought helped some, herbal heat pack, ice, valium, ibuprofen and wear a flat-planed splint for my jaw osteoarthritis.
Avatar f tn Its in my shoulders neck hip joints knees.... I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis years ago. But now all of a sudden my joints are itching and the main place I am feeling it is in my neck area. Its not the skin. I have always had dry itchy skin and the best thing I found years ago was to use dove soap. If I do not use it I will itch to death. I also have used the Voltaren Gel but just for pain relief and started using it again once they started itching inside.
Avatar m tn I have always had an office job, so I'm surprised that my joints would have had enough wear and tear to cause osteoarthritis. I'm planning to report to my doctor that it's been getting worse. None of the pain is severe, but it's there every day and I'm concerned based on my age. Also concerned that it could be something other than arthritis and if so want to get it diagnosed as early as possible. Based on my description does this sound like osteoarthritis?
Avatar m tn I have been recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my large toe. 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 !
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am a 48 year old female who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (left knee) nearly 10 years ago. After multiple tries on NSAIDS which made me ill, my orthopaedic surgeon settled on pain management (narcotic) which I have been taking for the past six years. While not an ideal situation, I follow my prescription to the letter, never taking more than prescribed. Over the past year I began to experience joint stiffness in the mornings.
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!
Avatar f tn What is the suitable physical therapy needed for both knee joints having a severe form of osteoarthritic changes and what is the best conservative treatment that can help in such cases?