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1175033 tn?1492204828 My doctors just said my x-rays were normal, but how can this be normal for someone that was 19 at the time? Since I found this out I have been doing more research on my history, and I have arthritis in my hips as well. When I was born, my hips were underdeveloped and dislocated. My mom always tells me this story about the doctors telling her to put 3 or so diapers on me to support everything while I was getting more strength in my hips.
Avatar n tn I have a market research project and I need to talk with a few patients that can help me with a project. I am willing to pay them for about 1 hour of there time. Is anyone interested? That is my question.
Avatar m tn Coconut Oil takes the place of the saturated fats and acts as high octane fuel for the heart. It is anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic. More info@ the coconut research centre website. For controlling my BP-I have never taken medication-I use MgCl Oil every other day (spray allover the body ,leave on for 20-30 minutes and then shower). Co-Q10, Proline, Lysine and Vit.C with bioflavonoids.
Avatar f tn Any Help Appreciated! I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis about 2 years ago. I received cortizone shots for several months but did not help much. I was told about Supartz shots and received the first series last September. I was pain-free for over 8 months which was great! 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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
Avatar m tn To look at, it's sort of pointing straight down whereas the uninjured leg slopes inwards towards the ankle joint. My own research suggests that I could be the ideal candidate for a low tibial osteotomy. According to the following study, it looks like it may even provide a cure: http://www.healio.
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?
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 m tn get the opinions and evidence based practices from other health care professionals. I am doing a research on TENS and osteoarthritis.... came across.... Pain relief from active TENS and AL-TENS treatment was significantly better than placebo treatment. Knee stiffness also improved significantly in active treatment group compared to placebo. Different modes of TENS setting (High Rate and Strong Burst Mode TENS) demonstrated a significant benefit in pain relief of the knee OA over placebo.
Business man2 Are you aware of ANY research that has been conducted under PROFESSIONALLY ACCEPTED medical research protocol that shows glucosamine to be beneficial? I know lots of people take it and believe in it. What's your position?
Avatar f tn The doctors office called several days ago and said the MRI showed degenerative arthritis (that's also known as Osteoarthritis). I did some research and although I do not believe this explains the symmetry of joint pain, the onset, the fevers and fatigue, I have no other explanation. I am 43 years old and until about four years ago have been either slightly under weight or on the slim side; low blood pressure; low cholesterol; very active.
Avatar f tn Have u been checked for a condition called cauda equina?
Avatar m tn Dairy products provide most of the calcium in our diet and research shows lactose intolerant individuals have a higher health risk for osteoporosis, weak bone density, and hypertension, as well as breast and colon cancer. Because incorporating dairy products into your diet can be a long-term preventative aid against osteoporosis, people who are lactose intolerant are strongly advised to consider potential treatment options such as Lactagen ®. For more information visit their site at www.
Avatar n tn i am a 54 yr. old woman. i have a condition that is causing my bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels and my bedsheets to appear to have been bleached-they literally lose color. this has been happening for decades on a much smaller scale wit h my clothing- usually bleaching around the front of my shirt collar. i thought that it was make-up that mixed with sweat. in the last 5 years it has gotten much worse.
Avatar f tn I don't know which came first,the bone loss or the osteoperosis. I also have osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis plus arthritis has set in on some ruptured disks I have. My question is has anyone been given zoledronic acid or bisphosponate therapy, which is similar. It is a once a year infusion. Does it help with pain?
653169 tn?1303449969 I have done extensive research and I fit all the criteria. My doc is treating me for Fibromyalgia too, but I have had notable, visible joint damage in joints esp. in hands and feet that I didn't think fibro could do. My knuckles are enlarged and misshaped in hands and feet. I also have seperation of some of my toes. I also have degeneration in lumbar and hips My research agrees that I would have RA vs. Osteoarthritis. even though my orig. blood test for RA was negative. This is so frustrating.
Avatar n tn I've been told though that it's Fibromyalgia and I've been diagnosed in the past as having TMJ and Osteoarthritis. I have severe neck musle pain periodily, not always but it happens. My legs are sore to touch, as well as other muscles in my body. Sometimes my muscles have little pricky movements in them ( which can occur anywhere in the body). I've also been diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel, more severe in the right hand. I live in pain 24/7.
Avatar n tn Nonoperative treatment is a reasonable approach in patients who are not active athletically.. Current research demonstrates that the natural history of untreated complete injuries of the ACL consists of progression of symptomatic instability to recurrent injuries. These injuries damage the menisci and the articular cartilage, eventually leading to osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis. (Refer: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic3.
Avatar n tn I never ski when there's ice and usually ski out west. I'm bone on bone and have been told that I'm at end stage osteoarthritis and that partial knee replacement is not an option. I need the full knee. Has anyone out there had experience with this? Is one implant really better than another for certain sports? Is there any good research out there that shows why one can or can't continue to downhill ski when one is an experienced skier?
Avatar f tn I tried to do some research on these levels and it was over my head. From what I could figure out it had something to do with either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. I would think rheumatoid since they have sent you to a rheumatologist. I wished I could help you on this one.
Avatar f tn I have a history of osteoarthritis in my knees and had the scope done in past with no luck. My pain at times is maddening and unbearable and is progressively getting worse. I am now scheduled for an MRI from the neurologist dept. I am 57 years old and have had radiation for larynx in situ cancer 9 years ago...lots of it. Question: Since no one seems to know what is going on, I somehow get the suspicion that radiation could have damaged my bones/muscles to create this pain.
Avatar m tn Hi, we are from India, my mom is 53 years old diabetic, and she is continuing with a bad knee pain. i thought of consulting for Hyaluronic Acid injection, but my research says it costs more than 30,000/- for 5 weeks and that to just get a relief of 2-3 months... even though she is continuing with oral medication since a long time but it's not showing better result...
Avatar n tn I take this supplement called JOINTSNKNEES , for my osteoarthritis . Its been really helpful , as i felt great relief in a very short period of time. Amongst all the supplements i took i found this most effective . It has green lipped mussels and 5 Loxin which is supposed to be great for joint pain and arthritis.
Avatar m tn Hi , After some research i started taking JOINTSNKNEES , this supplement for joint pain. I've been suffering from osteoarthritis for 4 years now . I felt a good amount of relief from this particular supplement in comparison to others I've taken. It contains green lipped mussels and 5 loxin , does anyone if any of these ingredients cause any long term side effects? I haven't experienced anything as yet and its been 6 months i have been taking it.
Avatar m tn I am not sure if lymes causes swelling? I will do some research and get back to you in a bit.
Avatar n tn It may be a complication of intestinal infection, hard to say.
454606 tn?1361929280 I don't have osteoarthritis either. What I seem to have is a joint issue that began with my knees sub-locating in my sleep, but I am now experiencing a similar pain in my shoulders, elbows, and finger joints. I don't spend much time of the computer anymore, but the slightest thing can cause aggravation that lasts for days, even weeks, and never totally goes away. I now get help with dressing and bathing because the motion of putting on a shirt can make things worse.
423925 tn?1203464160 I would say osteoarthritis, but since you are so young it might be the start of Rheumatoid Arthritis. A doctor can test you for it, either an orthopedist or rheumatologist. It might be worth going.