Osteoarthritis prognosis

Common Questions and Answers about Osteoarthritis prognosis


Avatar n tn I'm a 29 year old male. In 2006 I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee after an exam by an Orthropedic Doctor. He is a very fine doctor and very smart. 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.
765802 tn?1263304451 After my visit with a expert on Arthritis she said I have Osteoarthritis and not sure about RA so took blood from me yesterday. She also said there isn't anything they can do for my Osteoarthristis except take what I have been taking for pain. I have the pain/osteoarthritis in my fingers, knees, back, feet & ankles, shoulder probably. I guess you could say everywhere. I was wondering what happens, do I loose all my bone in these areas?
Avatar n tn (Done last week) I'm a 55 yof doctor. What is the prognosis? Cures? For 18months fatigued!! (and dismissed by fellow docs--unable to work), 35 lb weight loss (tire during eating), L4-L5 disc bulge with >35% override, panhypopit from skull fracture 6 years ago with clinoid bone transecting hypothal stalk from pituitary(replacement hormones incl ghg 4-5 years), now with fibroids on uterus, 10mm adenoma (flank pain), difficulty walking, weakness and lack of sensation in legs.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was diagnosed with RA with a low RA titer since 1994. I also have osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and degenertive diseases. What troubles me is the last 3 yrs. all my titers have been normal. Does anyone know how this or why this can happen? The rheumatologist told me he thinks my RA is in remission, but never gave me a direct answer about the RA blood tests.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with tricompartmental changes of osteoarthritis, most pronounced in the medial tibiofemoral and patellofemoral compartments of the left knee. Complex tearing of the medial meniscus. Will I eventually need an artificial knee or is this something I have to live with.
Avatar n tn My mother 67 years, obese, with hypothyroidism, and on antihypertensive is having osteoarthritis both knee more on left and now assosciated with limping, is advised to undergo knee replacement surgery.which hospital is preferable in kerala? and what is the prognosis. She is having severe pain now. Could it be controlled by surgery? Please advise whether surgery is beneficial at her age?
Avatar m tn Bone spurs are common in spine due to osteoarthritis, resulting from chronic pulling of ligaments over long time. Usually spurs form at facet joints, causing back or neck pain due to inflammation of facet joints and nerve irritation. EMG, NCV to exclude peripheral nerve compression, xray spine for arthritic changes and bone spur CT / MRI if any missed details on x rays.
Avatar f tn I have had long time knee issues and have had 3 surgeries involving medial meniscus tear, cartilage damage and bone chips. 1994 was my last one. Osteoarthritis was diagnosed in 1994 (I'm 47 and vey active) New MRI results: 1.posterior defect in root of medial meniscus 2. interstitial tear in ACL 3. bone marrow abnormality at medial femoral condyle 4. mild cartilage deficit lateral femoral condyle All my pain is posterior lateral with limited flexion. What the heck is going on?
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia, CFS, Vitamin D Deficiency, sclerosis of the facet joints, DDD, DJD, osteoarthritis and possible lupus. My pain is increasing daily. My doctors now want to do a facet block (injection). I'm on pain meds, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, muscle relaxers, you name it. I'm only 45 years old! What's my prognosis look like? I seem to have so much against me already!
Avatar m tn I would suggest discussing the situation, the suggested management plan and the expected prognosis in detail with his treating doctor. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hi, The symptoms of severe pain that you are experiencing may be due osteoarthritis or degenerative disease of the spine. The treatment of osteoarthritis includes exercise, medications and measures to protect the joints. This includes a teamwork of rheumatologist, physical therapist and orthopedic surgeon. Please consult an orthopaedic surgeon and rheumatologist for treatment and continue the physiotherapy at the same time for the relief of the symptoms. Hope this helps you.
Avatar n tn My other conditions include NIDD, hypercholesterolemia, HBP, fibromyalgia, and some osteoarthritis. I also have a slipped disk at L5. Thanks for any help you can give. This is driving me crazy and the pain is so unbearable! I worry that having this virus repeatedly reactivate in me means something more drastic. But what?
Avatar n tn Also it showed I have significant sclerosis of the facets on the left L4-5 and bilaterally at L5 - SI. I also have secondary osteoarthritis. I am 41 year old female. I am in constant debilitating pain, chrioprator did not help nor massage. Meds help little and i cannot see a surgeon until May....I am becoming depressed and desperate for relief, any suggestions and idea of my prognosis?
Avatar f tn I did take a great deal of tylenol due to my osteoarthritis, osteoperosis , bulging disks ect.I did have hep A when I was little now they don't want me to take much of anything. I am allergic to most other pain meds, so besides looking fine I have had a very painful 3 years.
Avatar n tn What exactly do i have and prognosis of all this? if i dont have operation (Laminectomy) is stenosis likely to get worse? and how long before this happens? There is also facet joint involement too and I have osteoarthritis in hips, knees wrists etc - think i must have it in feet as well as i have two huge bunions at toes and right ankle and foot feel weird and kind of numb as well.I walk slowly with a heavy limp on right side.
620923 tn?1452919248 sprains, dislocations, subluxations (partial dislocations), hyperextension (double jointedness) Flat feet High and narrow palate, usually resulting in dental crowding Easy bruising Velvety-smooth skin Muscle weakness, often made worse by cold weather Early onset of osteoarthritis (usually develops in mid-30s) Cardiac effects: some degree of Dysautonomia or Valvular heart disease There is no known cure for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. The treatment is supportive.
Avatar n tn I have had severe back & neck pain for years. I am now 31 years old & the the pain sometimes tense to be worse. I am afraid that it will increase every year. I started getting tingling sensations up & down my legs. My doctor was concerned & ordered a MRI. Which follows: IMPRESSION: 1. Multilevel lumbar spondylosis. 2. L3-L4 annular bulge with endplate osteophyte formation. Small right foraminal zone disc protrusion. Bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.
Avatar n tn I don't know what type, but I do remember he was completely incapable of moving his fingers from it. My mother developed osteoarthritis in her 50s but she was an Olympic level runner in her youth! What's happening to me?!
Avatar n tn Arthroscopy with associated debridement and synovectomy can relieve pain, improve function, and delay progression of the disease for inflammatory arthropathies. Arthroscopic procedures addressing osteoarthritis consist of debridement, loose body removal, chondroplasty or abrasion of the glenoid and humeral head, and capsular release. An inferior humeral osteophytes or bony spur that blocks motion in athletes may be removed arthroscopically. Do you have subluxation of femoral head by any chance?
Avatar m tn I intend to do stretches. I've considered glucosamine therapy for my joints in case it's osteoarthritis. Is any of this helpful? Harmful? Should I see another doctor? It's difficult to wade through the inaccuracies of the internet. Can I ever recover from RSI? I don't know whether or not I'm advanced.
Avatar f tn Yes, it's a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Under indications, it says: "for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs." Good luck! I know I hate to see any of my 4 pups in pain!
Avatar f tn He also said her hip wasn't good and would need surgery on that in not too distant future as well as osteoarthritis in all her joints. As only partial tear he felt it might benefit her to rest and see. We now knew we were facing putting her through 3 invasive surgeries. Am I the only person in the world who thinks its cruel to put a dog through what looks and sounds like a horrendous surgery with crate confinement for weeks. My dog will think I am torturing her.
Avatar f tn I also have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and just this week was told I have psoriatic arthritis. Some people get better and some don't. If you can go to any of those places I listed I am sure you can get good answers and a,treatment plan. You are in the right place. There are many experts on here that can give you good advice. You aren't alone in this.
977806 tn?1249070946 The study drug is Eltrombopag (I have ITP) On Pegasys/Ribavirin Genotype 1 No placebo (if it was my platelets would have gone down and they skyrocketed to 425000 from 21000. So off Eltrombopag 2 weeks/on 2 weeks seems to work so far.) Thanks for everyones input and support.
Avatar f tn Please arrange an appointment with a neurologist who will evaluate the further prognosis here and can provide you an appropriate treatment. Hope this helps.
1259963 tn?1284488560 Sometimes it feels like a 15! I live with it constantly. I have osteoarthritis and osteopenia, too. The pain is systemic. It feels like every cell in my body hurts. It's so hard to move around and be functional. Also, does anyone else get headaches after their IVIg infusions? I get one almost every time. I have one usually for 2-3 days after every infusion. I also feel an increase in pain each time. I would appreciate any reply. God bless you all.
700223 tn?1318169294 lateral epicondylitis, frozen shoulder, plantar fascitis, acute olecranon bursitis, acromioclavicular joint separation, rotator cuff tendonitis, osteoarthritis of all joints, bicepital tenosynovitis, lumbar disc herniations, patellofemoral syndrome, Osgood Schlatters syndrome, ankle sprains, shin splints,musle contusions and others.
Avatar m tn Synvisc One is an injection that may be given for chronic osteoarthritis and a few other conditions; however I am not sure if it would be beneficial in your case. 2. It usually does not have many side effects, however it does run the risk of an allergic reaction, particularly if one is allergic to bird, animal or poultry products. An allergy test may be done to check, though the test is not performed everywhere. 3. The decision to return to activities is best taken by your treating doctor. 4.
Avatar f tn ( I've been on SSD I since 2003 because of my DDD ( Degenerative Disc Disease ) and my Osteoarthritis. I've done a small amount of research and I know that your Spinal Fusion will not automatically qualify you for SSDI. However, if you have problems with mobility and other functions afted.uour surgery that are listed in the Social Security Blue Book that lists what qualifies you for a Disability Award after your surgery and.
10175413 tn?1427173851 The only thing I'm dealing with is severe osteoarthritis from having HCV for over 30 yrs and then the meds SFX. You gave me a few things to think about, so happy to know I'm not alone! Take care fellow hepcat and as always........