Osteoarthritis of both knees

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Avatar m tn / I knew my condition was bad b/c of the amount of pain I am in but wasn't expecting that especially @ 32 with a 4 yr old and 7 month old!! Anyways, he adviced pain meds and synvisc-one injections until we couldn't control the pain enough. I tried the injections. I won't lie the are a bit painful. My right one was just uncomfortable. The left one hurt way worse. I have no idea why but it even swelled up and I had to stay off it about 24 hours b/c of all the fluid on it.
Avatar m tn i was also wondering about the osteoarthritis as my dr told me that i have severe degenerative osteoarthritis of the lower spine (I forgot the numbers), hips, left shoulder and both feet. I had major surgery last summer and mesh was used to attach part of my bowel to my spine. My dr figures that this may have jump-started the arthritis issues. Currently i have probs walking, bending and overall it hurts to be on my feet for more than 20 mins at a time.
529224 tn?1400651819 If you have pain on rest, or as soon as you start walking, or there is too much of bending of your knees, then you should not waste any time and get the replacement done. However if you have a good walking distance (say more than 2-3 kms), then you will benefit from Synvics injections or a steroid injection also. So you tell me, wht's your walking distance?
Avatar f tn The first thing you should do is get a present day X-ray scans of your knees and confirm progressive osteoarthritis and ligament damage in both legs. Talk with an expert orthopedician who is involved for more than 10 years in knee replacement surgeries. There is no reason to fear and get ready for intense physiotherapy. Start having proper diet and take the help of a counselor and build enough courage to take it forward.
Avatar f tn At 19 you are pretty young to have osteoarthritis. However because both of your knees are painful an inflammatory condition such as arthritis should be ruled out. This can be done with a simple x-ray and maybe some a lab work to rule out something like rheumatoid arthritis. In the meantime you may want to rotate heat and ice on your knees. Ask your pharmacist about an OTC NSADI. A little treatment may bring you some comfort until you can see your PCP.
1759765 tn?1313242275 I suffer form osteoarthritis in both knees. Today is is particularly painful.
Avatar n tn I could not bend my knees at all and standing/walking sent the must excruciating pain through my knees. Went to ER and was told that I had an advanced stage of Osteoarthritis. Always ignored the mild knee pain for years because I only noticed it after working out and assumed it was from that...
Avatar n tn The problem is that now many joints are hurting. My knuckles (on fingers not on hands), my elbows and both of my knees are hurting. It's been going on for about a 3 days. My elbows just started hurting then. I have a family history of RA. My doctor told me that the knee he looked at was for sure Osteoarthritis. 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.
996946 tn?1503252712 He and I got into a bit of a heated discussion about how to differentiate arthritis pain from fibro-m pain, and in the end, he said that whatever one calls it, pain is pain, and that in his practice, he's seen symptoms of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia (I have both) overlap. He and I have a long-standing professional relationship and have developed a good rapport over the years - I don't think he was being "smart" or dismissive when he told me that.
1378884 tn?1315509445 This puts stress on the adjacent joints, so eventually your knees, hips and back start to hurt, too. This is why the goal of physical and occupational therapy is to get you back to normal, even function - to prevent further problems down the road. When I had my first hip replacement, it made my leg a good 1-1/2 inches longer than the other one. Over the three years before I had the other hip replaced, I developed problems in my left foot, opposite knee, and lower back.
Avatar n tn What is troubling no prior history of arthritis, and currently only problem is with both knees and the sudden onset of pain in both knees, overnight.
7486852 tn?1410355784 Yes osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body. You seem to be having a great deal of pain, in a lot of areas of your body. It may be due to something else. You really need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. The popping and cracking sounds more than arthritis. It is difficult for us here to make a diagnosis. Don't you think it would be wise to ask for a refferal back to the specialist?
1459410 tn?1285698605 It cracked, popped, brought me to my knees a couple of times the pain was so bad. When they did the MRI they found the left side of the jaw locked open, and the right side was locked shut. They did TMJ surgery to strengthen it and scrape part of the arthritis off (that never did make sense to me) and said that I also would be on a soft food diet, but 20 years later, the surgery is still a success in my book.
Avatar n tn It started off with my left knee in the beginning of this month, and it wasnt so bad, it slightly went and now both my knees hurt. They only hurt when i put pressure on them, when I get up from sitting down and especially going up the stairs.
Avatar f tn I too have been diagnosed with OA of both knees. I was told by the orthopedic surgeon that I was walking "bone on bone" and that I would know when I was ready for TKR. I've been avoiding any NSAIDS because my nephrologist doesn't want my kidneys to be further compromised, but she also has said not to "put up with the pain". I use only Tylenol and that as infrequently as possible. To w hom did you go to have the various types of injections?
Avatar f tn Could anyone advise me please on what to do about it and what possible types of cyst, could these be, expecially because they are under both knees. She has not experienced any injury that I can remember. I live in the UK, where medical action is very slow, and it can take another few months until I get refferal to a specialist. Should I investigate myself privately, expecially because the cyst is growing?
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 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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 FIND CLINICAL TRIALS NOW **************** Can you have flare-ups of osteoarthritis? Last reviewed Thu 24 May 2018 By Jayne Leonard Reviewed by William Morrison, MD Symptoms Triggers Treatments Seeing a doctor Prevention Takeaway An osteoarthritis flare-up refers to a sudden and temporary increase in symptoms. The condition affects the joints' cartilage, which is slippery tissue at the end of bones.
Avatar n tn There is for example a high probability you have some osteoarthritis in the knees, or even cartilage damage. Use your clinical judgement on yourself as you would one of your patients. I hope you get your strength back soon.
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 m tn These have gone away now. There is a history of arthritis; both knees have been replaced. Taking Oxycodone (sp?) for it with mixed results. Sometimes it helps for the whole day and sometimes just for a few hours. It never fully takes the pain away. Also tylenol back pain. They both take about 40-60 minutes to start working and never fully take the pain away. Feeling particularly crappy lately. Weakness, loss of appetite, just general feeling of "blah".
Avatar f tn Then eventually in June I was offered xrays and a CT scan which showed up slight osteoarthritis in both hips. Would the osteo have caused the bursitis? Also have a burning sensation down the front of my thighs. Then two months ago I started having pins and needles in my right hand quite a bit during the day. I was sent to physio but this wasn't any help at all and at present am waiting the letter from the physio direct to my doctor discharging me and suggesting what to do next.
423925 tn?1203464160 There's no stiffness and I don't have any of the other symptoms of RA. But, I have no idea of any other explanation, so, like I said, I'll just have to do some more research. Thanks again! If anyone has any more ideas please let me know.
Avatar n tn A Baker's Cyst also popped up last month at an also bad knee (torn ligaments never corrected). As of a few weeks ago, my Rheumatologist told me I have osteoarthritis in my hands. Last week I had a bone scan and was told I also have osteoporosis. I take 10 different meds a day( asthma, thyroid, high blood pressure, hot flashes,ibs,gird, and lupus) and am so tired of it all. Is it possible to have all 3 (Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis) and if so, is it common?
15334891 tn?1439919967 Due to this weakness i can not stand for more than two minutes but i can walk, feeling heave load of upper body on my knees. My blood report of thyroid, calcium, potassium, urine report etc are normal bur my vitamin D level is 26.4 ng/ml currently I am taking 10000 IU D3 per day, vitamin c, omega 3 ,b complex for last five weak. There is minor improvement in knee weakness.
Avatar n tn I have significant amounts of osteoarthritis in my knees. They have taken me off all aspirn and tylenol products. I take TENORMIN twice a day, ZOCAR once a day, 5 capsils of ANTIGOL four times a day, NEXIUM twice a day, DARVON one capsil four times a day for the arthritis. I was told by an RN that ULTRAM/TRAMADOL would be a better pain (arthritis) medication in my case than DARVON. Would you please give me your opinion on which medication (Darvon or Ultram) you would suggest?
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.