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11446628 tn?1418302080 I have osteoarthritis in my spine, from neck down. I also have pain in my knee and hands, and my fingers are twisting and have knots. My right knee has had pain and swelling for weeks, and this morning it's too painful to walk. I haven't injured it. Recent blood test didn't report rheumatoid arthritis. So what's going on with my knee, and with my hands?
Avatar n tn My family doctor sent me to several specialists - at the Mayo Clinic, they know what they are doing - without anyone finding a cure. When the problem continued my doctor sent me through specialists again and this time a doctor who specialized in sports medicine diagnosed the problem as an imbalance of leg muscles creating an strain on the position of my knee cap.
Avatar f tn As of April 2005, doctors at the Mayo Clinic began supporting prolotherapy. Mayo Clinic doctors list the areas that are most likely to benefit from prolotherapy treatment: ankles, knees, elbows, and sacroiliac joint in the low back. They report that "unlike corticosteroid injections — which may provide temporary relief — prolotherapy involves improving the injected tissue by stimulating tissue growth.
Avatar f tn org, might be a good place to start; so is the mayo clinic web site. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I do get a day off here and there but I am on SSDI since no definitive treatment (no energy either plus fogginess) so far. Maybe the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota may have something for you? I am not optimistic. What I do may help you (prophylactic Zanaflex). I did try Flexeril with the klonopin but that doped me up longer on the days I did not need Tramadols. Zanaflex less so. Get the Zanaflex tablets not the capsules they cost less with Humana Walmart class 1 or 2 not 3 or 4(more costly).
Avatar n tn This is an article from the mayo clinic. This is one of the only real medical sources - outside your doctor's office - that I would trust. In addition to any national american or worldwide resource, such as: the world health organization, the mayo clinic or the american academy pediatrics. Just google them for more information if you need to. Here is the link: http://www.mayoclinic.
625530 tn?1221870270 I don't think I've had any other symptoms associated with Lyme or lupus, though I've had occasional mild joint pain in the fingers (diagnosed as early osteoarthritis). No diabetes as far as I know -- blood sugar levels have been fine. I have an upcoming neurology appointment, but I'm having to wait quite awhile for it. These sensations are really not that bad in and of themselves, but they're scary. I guess I'm wondering how scared to be. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
Avatar n tn Oh My Gosh...You might be my medical twin -except I'm 44! I could have written your post myself (except for the falling asleep in the car part) and until now, hadn't found anyone with issues like me. I have all those symptoms...major laxity of joints that is progressive. It started about three years ago after fertility treatment, after a jump into water from a cliff in Hawaii and after exposure to chemicals while we were having our house renovated.
1840891 tn?1431551393 As always, it depends on how extensive your cirrhosis is and any bleeding and coagulation issues you have. Varices, low platelet count, INR (which measures vitamin k and other clotting factors). Remember the topical drug still has the warnings that apply to the oral form even though absorption in the blood supply is less. General warning for person with cirrhosis who take NSAIDs from the Mayo Clinic web site.
Avatar m tn teaching hospital/diagnostic centers like Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic? If the doctors you have now aren't helping, the best thing you can do for yourself is move 'up the food chain' of doctors to more highly skilled practitioners. There is all kinds of testing and technology available at these big name hospitals that just doesn't exist elsewhere. It is worth the trouble, in my experience.
Avatar f tn What MD did you see at the Mayo Clinic? I saw one with whom I was not impressed at the Mayo Clinic in MN. I look forward to reading your thoughts.
Avatar n tn I've since June 14th, 2008 have been in Rochester, MN. I'm being seen now daily at the Mayo Clinic. Everyone is wonderful. But, since day one I've been complaining about a titanium allergy. My Dad and sister have known allergies to titanium. They look at you like you have 4 heads. They(Dr's.)also tell you becasue these (Titanium)allergies are not really documented. They really don't know what to do. Well, thank God I ran into this lady allergist here.
Avatar n tn I also have involuntary muscle twitches but I believe its from my adderall (i take for adhd) My father has been diagnosed with rheumatoid and osteoarthirits...im 33. Had knee surgery at 26, now other knee is going. I crack constantly. Google degenerative autoimmune diseases...
Avatar n tn It happens about 2x a day, lasts a few seconds and it has moved around my body. Started in the left wrist, went to the left knee, then ankle, and the over to the right knee. Now it's been happening behind my right thigh for about 2 weeks. Very strange.
Avatar n tn 6 yrs later im in no better position. However, im on a waiting list to get into the famous Mayo Clinic. Finally someone has taken an interest in my case. Doctors r stumped. Most want to say i have internal shingles.or post shingles nerve pain. I've never had a rash or blisters or anything other than the burning skin and very sunburn like sensitivity and stabbing nerve pain in the muscles around my waist. Im praying for all of you. Good luck and will post again after Mayo.
Avatar n tn ALT levels are not indicators, Total Protein and Albumin markers, which are part of most Liver panels done by the good Labs.......eg Quest, Mayo Clinic, are important indicators for damage. As long as they both stay in the HIGH range, scarring will be minimal. Of course the biopsy is the king, but monotoring the two mentioned above can give you some peace of mind between invasive tests. Total Protein...........ref. range 6.0 - 8.3 Albumin.................ref. range 3.2 - 4.
147426 tn?1317269232 He helped all he could and kept my pain medicine perscribed for me. I called Mayo Clinic and they set me up an appointment and told me not to worry about no insurance that they would work out a payment plan. When we got there it was just the opposite. We had to borrow about $12,000.00 or more to pay for the test. We also had to pick and choose which test where most important because we could'nt afford all of them. To make it short we left there with no diagnosis and no money.
4226456 tn?1354123528 PMR responds to steroids (Prednisone) in as quickly as 24 hours as a diagnostic tool and then long term use. The Mayo Clinic is just one source of info, you may want to take a look: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/polymyalgia-rheumatica/DS00441 I have a slightly elevated ana, but arthritis was ruled out and the Prednisone worked like a miracle; however, I won't continue to take it due to its horrible possible side effects.
975514 tn?1325001538 I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing. I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain.
211940 tn?1267884866 And believe me I know pain I've had 2 total knee replacements over last 4 years.. this pain is in the same range as the knee pain...10 plus !!!!! Best of luck to us all.
Avatar n tn I went to 4 neurosurgeons for evaluation (including the Mayo Clinic) before deciding to go with the surgeon I did....and am I ever glad now, considering what many of you have gone through with anterior surgeries and fusions. The neuro I chose told me that her procedure was the "safest" one for my circumstances - they make an opening on one side of the lamina and tack it back, like an open door...which preserves stability while allowing the spinal cord more room.
Avatar n tn been on a low-fat and bland diet for over one month (no ground beef, nothing fried, no oil, no mayo, no cream sauces, no butter, etc.). I still have symptoms daily and am always uncomfortable with belching, whether I have had a bland meal or even a glass of water. Symptoms last for hours on end. The newest symptom is diarrhea after meals, sometimes, when I have not even yet finished eating. I am really hoping that surgery is the answer and that we will not have to search for another cause.
Avatar n tn Good luck, everyone, and hang in there! And if you have bad pain, think about going to a pain clinic. they can help you much better than your doctor can (especially if he's not sure you're not crazy).
Avatar n tn I do have anticardiolipin/antiphospholipid syndrome (I take an aspirin a day for that) and recently my ANA came back positive (was always negative), but the doctors at the Mayo clinic didn't think that mattered because it was only slightly elevated. I asked the nurse at the Mayo clinic why I would be B12 and Vitamin D deficient and she said that a lot of people of Vitamin D deficient. I'm waiting on the doctor's recommendation for the Mayo Clinic...should be getting that any day...
551343 tn?1506834118 Blood work does not show Lupus. In a few weeks I go to Mayo clinic, I really hope this will give me some answers, but am not convinced it will since it has been so many years with no answers already. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Together it sure makes this Limbo land a little easier...........
Avatar n tn - In terms of treatment, I've seen two orthopedic surgeons, two chiropractors, PT clinic, exercise physiologists. I get a lot of assumptions that I'm talking about a lower back problem/sciatica which is complete wrong. I did have sciatica which a little bit of PT cleared up. - I've been on NSAIDs (ibuprofen and naproxen), muscle relaxers, antibiotics, neurontin, percocet, vicodin.
Avatar n tn I notice it in my butt (saggy) and especially depressing the leg area right above the knee (wrinkly) I live in Hawaii and although I wear knee length shorts and dresses which cover it up, occasionally I like to go to the beach and go for a swim and I am embarrassed.....I so much would rather have extra pounds then be where I am at!! I know that gaining some weight will help fill out my legs again, but you don't know how hard it is for me to gain a pound, let alone back the 4lbs i lost!! Help!!!