Osteoarthritis of foot

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Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my big toe a couple of months ago (I have run a lot in my life and this may have contributed to it). I have since had orthotics fitted at the physio and wear these as much as I can. However, about 3 weeks ago I developed a sharp pain on the outside of my arthritis foot. Its worse when I get up from sitting, resting or sleeping, and usually manageable when up and about, the pain coming and going in waves.
1176578 tn?1263756689 My question is, could the joint stiffness in the night and mornings be related to osteoarthritis? Or could it be signs of RA? I see my family doc (first check up in 4 years in a couple of weeks) and I'd like to know the right tests to ask for. I am in constant pain despite the pain medication. I have a great job and family, my husband is a tennis teaching pro and my kids and he are fit and slim. I feel I am missing out on so much because my pain and extreme fatigue keeps me sidelined.
Avatar f tn After several weeks of discomfort in the sole of my foot after surgery, and not finding an answer from my primary doctor, All my primary suggested was inflamation in my foot. It wasnt enough for me so I went to a specialist I already have problems with my doot so I thought it best to go to a specialist. He took x rays and determined it was Osteoarthritist. The big concern at first was blood clots since it was right after surgery. I still am concerned about this. Can you still get them?
Avatar n tn I have pain that goes all the way down the outside of my left thigh and then to the inside of my left calf and makes my foot just ache... The main thing I find for medication for this is vicodin, but it takes more and more to be able to help the pain AND your brain starts to think you need more and more and before you know it your pills are gone before the end of the month..
1378884 tn?1315509445 I am just curious as to how Docs figure out which type of arthritis one has. I am also a hashimotos survivor and am concerned that it may be having an impact on my knees which have done things over the years that no one of my size should have done. It's mostly confined to my left knee. I have broken both knee caps in the past, (car accident and Karate Class) had a meniscus tear repaired, which made left knee much worse. Hands and feet are fine.
Avatar m tn 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. Cavitation occurs in synovial joints when a small vacuum forms in the synovial fluid and a rapid release produces a sharp popping or cracking sound.If it persists or other symptoms are present, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation.
Avatar m tn It seems to radiate from the spine across the top of the hip and down the right leg. Is this a normal manifestation of osteoarthritis and if not, does anyone know what it might be?
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?
432312 tn?1265648574 I broke my foot because of the osteoporosis and that foot aches alot of the time. My neck sometimes hurts but always ( all the time) makes crunchy noises when I turn it. If my neck aches the next day it will ususally be my shoulders back and neck hurt. I have a family history for rheumatoid arthritis... (both grandmothers and my maternal uncle) and degenerative disk disease Maternal grandmother maternal, uncle and my father.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed w/a Bakers cyst several years ago via kneww MRI. 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.
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 !
Avatar m tn on consulting orthopedic surgeon, a medial meniscus tear was detected in mri for which arthroscopic menisectomy was done in mid november,2009. but to my dismay, instead of expected improvement my condition has become much worse. now, i feel quite stiff in right knee and leg in morning and it is painful to put foot on ground.though, i am walking but not without pain and limping.the joint has become quite unstable and it is painful to use stairs or walk on uneven surface.
Avatar m tn Lately there has been some pain in toes and occasionally down the sole of my foot. I have also begun having pain in my hands. Started in the joint at the base of my thumbs, but now I'm noticing it in my finger joints and thumb joint. I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis.
Avatar m tn Hi there. Pain on top of foot without history of trauma, may be due to a stress fracture of a metatarsal bone. Another cause can be extensor tendonitis or inflammation of tendons that lead to the toes. Trauma and tight shoes and osteoarthritis are other causes. The spurs from osteoarthritis irritate the deep peroneal nerve. Gout a metabolic disease can cause pain across the top of the foot due to intense inflammation due to deposits of monosodium urate crystals in soft tissues and joints.
Avatar f tn The end of May I started having pain and contacted my doctor, I was not able to get in for 3 weeks and the pain increased and had extreme sciatic pain running from my hip to the bottom of foot on both sides. I have done everything possible, over the counter drugs, exercising in pool, massage therapy, physical therapy, accupuncture, pain shots, perscription Motrin 800mg, Vicodin 7.5-750, Hydrocodone/APAP 5/500, with very little relief. I received the second series of Supartz almost 1 1/2 mos.
Avatar m tn The x-ray shows the initial signs of joint space narrowing anteriorally medially. The range of motion in the joint is *almost* normal and there is no stiffness or problems in that regard, at the moment I simply experience mild pain/discomfort with activity. I am very active (weightlifting, martial arts, spin classes, hiking, paintballing etc) and have only started to show regular symptoms in the last six months or so.
Avatar n tn Hi there! Well, it would be inappropriate to comment on the situation without knowing the relevant clinical details like the exact pathology, the exact bones involved, the extent of degeneration, associated conditions etc. On a general note, at first all attempts to treat the arthritis conservatively with medication or interventional procedures must be tried.
Avatar f tn I recently went to my PCP to find out if I had Hypothyroid disease, and got alot more than I bargained for. I was just diagnosed (via x-ray) with osteoarthritis in my large toe (left foot). I have had two surgeries on that foot (for a bunion) back in the 1980's. The joint in my toe has been swollen and it's very painful to walk. I also got what the doctor termed as a positive result for an ANA test. All he said was that the sedimentation rate was something like 1:300 - what does that mean?
Avatar n tn When I walk across the floor of the morning my feet hurt really bad and the lower part of my legs and ankles.I've also been having unusual headaches,which may not be related.My legs and arms go numb very easy when I sleep or am still for a while.I'm 36 and this isn't going away.Does anyone have any idea what these symptoms could be?
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities for popping,clicking joints are a cartilage tear or rotator cuff tear that is rubbing with the joint,arthrosis or degeneration of the joint and arthritis esp osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.More harmless is clicking of joints due to relatively lax joint capsules, that allows more than a usual amount of movement. Try stretching your joints if you don’t like cracking them as often and pls do stretches that stretch the ligaments around those joints.
1091845 tn?1263165600 I have terrible burning in the toes of my left foot. It seems to hurt more at night. My Doctor said it may improve now that I am on insulin, but if anything. it seems to be getting worse. What sort of pain relief should I be using. I have tried many OTC pain killers, but they really don't seem to help that much.
Avatar f tn Six months later I was diagnosed with fractures in both heels and have been in two casts, crutches and another walking boot. I am still in pain! I just had an MRI that shows Marrow Edema in four bones of my foot. What does this mean? I do not see the Dr. again for two weeks! I can't be on my feet for any length of time with suffering excruciating pain!
Avatar n tn Hi Staley, Flatfoot, is a deformity of the foot in which the normal medial longitudinal arch of the foot has been lost. What type of flat foot have you been diagnosed with? Is it a rigid or flexible variety? I think it is flexible flatfoot for you (as per your description), which lacks an arch only when patient is weight bearing, not when non weight bearing or toe-standing.
Avatar f tn I started training for a marathon (running 25-35 miles a week) and have started with a burning on the bottom of my right foot that lasts 2-5 seconds on and off. I had arthroscopic knee surgery 18 months ago for a right knee injury and they noted osteoarthritis. It doesnt hurt when I run now. What can it be?
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Pain or soreness in the middle of the foot is generally indicative of plantar fasciitis. The first step you take generally after sitting or standing for a long time or when you get up from the bed is painful. As you start walking the pain clears up. Plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. If it swells, becomes weak or inflamed, it causes these symptoms. After some time, you may feel pain always.
Avatar f tn Now my MRI shows marrow edema in four bones of my foot that was not there on previous MRI. My doctor is saying that some people just have fatty marrow! He has not seen the first MRI. WTH?
Avatar n tn I pressed the area accidentally on a wooden chair leg and had a wave of nausea roll over me. My husband ran his finger over my foot and caused me to yelp in pain when he hit the tender spot. It hurts to stand on my toes (which also makes it painful to drive my stick shift), and I'm generally in pain after a full day of teaching. I had an x-ray the doc said it was clear. I also had a bone scan and the doc said it looked okay. She suggested the possibility of osteoarthritis.
Avatar f tn Where most people get bunions my foot gets painful and red and from the back of my great toe straight back on top of my foor I get a throbbing pain and sometimes I can't even stand the sheet to touch my foot. Now the other one is starting off and on to hurt. I have been diagnosed with high risk osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. I am wondering if I could have fractured the metatarsals(if thats what they are in the foot) or can it be arthritis causing this burning terrible pain.
Avatar f tn Some people receive relief at pressure points located in the center of the buttock, the mid-thigh, and back of the knee. Lately I've seen a television commercial for an elastic band with "magical" properties, designed to apply pressure to these pressure points to relieve sciatic pain. Be wary of any remedy that makes claims that promise to relieve the pain of a complex medical problem with a simple device.
Avatar n tn I have tried to roll my foot on a soup can, and other sizes of cans to see if that will help, but it doesn't seem to. Is there anything else I can do to try and ease my pain?