Osteoarthritis risk management

Common Questions and Answers about Osteoarthritis risk management


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 n tn It appears most there has been alot of misuse, which make it hard for a person whom really needs help. I have degenerative disc, osteoarthritis, and it's getting harder to just function.
Avatar f tn I want to know if my MRI showed the problem and what she plans to do to help me. I have been reading up on Pain Management clinics. I know the VA has one because I've walked past it before. I want to inquire about this without seeming like I am trying to get medications or anything. I am trying to get relief, yes, but it is due to pain...no other reason. My question, after all this, is how do I bring this up? Do I need to wait until she tells me what the MRI found?
6708370 tn?1471493810 Australian researchers reviewed three randomized trials that compared acetaminophen with a placebo for the relief of spinal pain, and 10 trials that compared their use for easing the pain of osteoarthritis. All together, the analysis included 5,366 patients. Acetaminophen was given orally in doses between 3,000 and 4,000 milligrams a day, except for one study in which a dose of 1,000 milligrams was administered intravenously.
Avatar f tn large amounts of prednisone to treat crohns has caused degenerative disc disease, spondylotis, osteoarthritis, slipped bulging discs L4 L5, sciatica pain. After 8 years of trying for a baby & being told I'd never concieve he were blessed w/a preemie & 3 years later we had another baby, but was told it wasnt in my best interest to try again. I had many complications on top of a high risk pregnancy.
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?
535822 tn?1443980380 Now, a recent study found an increased risk of hearing loss in women who took ibuprofen or acetaminophen. The more drugs taken, the higher the risk, especially in younger women. Acetaminophen depletes glutathione, the body's major antioxidant, leaving the inner ear susceptible. A staggering 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain at an annual cost as high as $635 billion a year, which is more than the yearly costs for cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Avatar n tn I am presently going to a pain management doctor and will be going for a second opinion from another pain management doctor in July. They have done a CT scan but nothing can be determined from that other than to say that there looks like something is touching the nerve. I would need something more concrete than it "looks like" to undergo more surgery. Last year's surgery had me in the hospital twice after I developed intestinal bleeding and an ileus.
Avatar f tn Your mother should be evaluated for osteoarthritis; common risk factors are age over 50, and female gender. Your mother should discuss physical or occupational therapy with her doctor. It might also be helpful for you mother to start an exercise program, to improve function of the knee. She should talk with her doctor prior to starting any new exercise program.
Avatar m tn However, it may also be a combination of medication(s), chronic depression, changes in appetite, and lack of exercise due to depression and/or osteoarthritis. This is directly from the manufacture package insert or drug label on paroxetine (Paxil) under Adverse Reactions: "Metabolic and Nutritional: Frequent: Weight gain" Note: frequent is defined as "one or more occasions in at least 1/100 patients".
Avatar n tn The ones that I actually trusted, they told me to run when surgery is suggested.. I think there is too much risk involved when really all they can do, viewing your results, is replace the disc. Degeneration can not be fixed, nor spondylosis, not the osteoarthritis. A neurosurgeon can possible take the pressure off the nerve root, but cervical spine surgery is extreamly risky and you WILL still be in pain. I'm sorry Honey, but most likely, you will be in pain for the rest of your life.
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Avatar n tn I am concerned with weight gain with the steroid injection. I am to see a pain management doctor in the near future and talk to him about sciatic joint injections. I'm NOT wanting steroids to cause more problems since more than likely these injections will be done the rest of my life. I'm in my mid fifties. I have heard you may get swelling in the face arms and hands. If that be so, I don't see me having the injections to only have to deal with other medical issues down the road with steroids.
Avatar f tn If the narrowing increases the nerve compromise is greater and the greater the risk for permanent damage if no corrective actions are taken. Thoracic herniations are more difficult to manage surgically and surgery is not recommended unless there are signs of progressive neuropathy and myelopathy. Recovery from surgery is more difficult as well.
1715986 tn?1309369137 It would take pages to list every detail of my pain management journey, but to sum it up, I started in Indiana at a pain management clinic. Mike was transferred to New York through his company in 2007, so after graduating with my LPN and 5 months away from my RN I left nursing school to support my then boyfriends career and we moved to New York. I struggled to find a doctor who would treat me. My primary care physician would not treat pain patients.
Avatar n tn Hi, Begin with a trial of rest, protected weight-bearing, and modified activity. If you feel that you are not symptom free still, then you should be doing MRI or arthroscopic evaluation. The following lesions should be repaired: one with complete vertical tear >10 mm long. Tear within the peripheral 10 to 30% of the meniscus or 3 to 4 mm of the menisco-capsular junction. Better healing is noticed when meniscal repairs with concurrent ACL reconstruction.
Avatar f tn My intestines are covered and in every surgery i have had they were adhered to something inside. I live in pain every day. My pain management doctor just put me on Butrans patches. I hope they help me better. I have tried so many different kinds of medicine. Been through physical therapy and had injections. None of which worked. I have days when i will have BM's 8, 9, 10 times a day. And all the while breaking out into a sweat and doubled over in so much pain.
Avatar n tn I would like to welcome you the Pain Management forum. As you already know we are a community of chronic pain patients. I wish there were a doctor at least monitoring this forum but there is not. But we do offer support, advice and friendship to other chronic pain patients. This is a really complicated question. There are medications that help. But the best advice I can give you is to consult a neurologist. Nerve pain is awful. But it can be treated.
2126606 tn?1346348724 It’s become a trend in this country for medical professionals to write prescriptions for hydrocodone drugs too quickly, which is creating an epidemic of these drugs being overprescribed to patients who often times don’t need them. This puts patients at risk for developing serious, and even fatal, health issues. Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone.
Avatar n tn I think that based on my experience, I would say that osteo effects (I also have osteoarthritis) may come from the hcv, not the treatment for hcv. That would just be my guess.
931217 tn?1283484935 Another factor to consider in interpreting studies about the risks and benefits of neutering is how we measure and describe risk. Differences in the risk of a given condition between groups are often described in terms of relative risk. For example, intact animals may be seen to have a given disease 5 times as often as neutered animals (500% greater risk).
Avatar n tn Are there any excercises recommended or not recommended after this type of injury and surgery like pilates, stretching? I am very anxious to get back at it but dont want to risk any setbacks after having gone through this pain for so long. The doctor has been very vague on the subject and am hoping that at my follow-up he will perscribe PT.
643019 tn?1223420933 You may be able to prevent long-term complications, such as joint degeneration (osteoarthritis), with successful surgical repair of your tear. Reasons to delay the surgery or opt out of surgery... The meniscus could possibly heal on its own, making surgery unnecessary. All surgery, including meniscus surgery, has risks. Meniscus surgery poses a risk of infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels around the knee, and blood clots in the leg.
Avatar f tn They then sent me to a pain center and I have been having injections in my spine and I just choose the area that is hurting worse at the time. Since then I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and ddd, sleep apnea and now to top it off some of the medicines have caused stomach, duodena,l esophagus ulcers and a hiatus hernia. Last summer my neck and arm started hurting much worse than usual. In fact so bad that I went to the emergency room.
Avatar n tn Did you suffer trauma to your foot any time? The risk factors for acquired flexible flatfoot secondary to PTT synovitis or rupture are Hypertension, diabetes, and a history of trauma. There are lots of other conditions which can lead to flat foot. Other conditions that can lead to flatfoot are: Tight Achilles tendon, Neurologic diseases (e.g., poliomyelitis, spina bifida, myelodysplasia, NF, stroke), Osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, or inflammatory arthritis.
2106457 tn?1333924567 If it wasn't broken bones and other such things when young it is severe osteoarthritis. He had a stroke a year ago. A month ago he fell and fractured his ankle. I must add he had taken a great deal of hydrocodone and Xanax in a 3 day period prior to the fall, whether depressed from the stroke or memory probes prevented him remembering how much he had taken, is all in question.
Avatar f tn 314–320. Bohn LM, Lefkowitz RJ, Caron MG. Differential mechanisms of morphine antinociceptive tolerance revealed in (beta)arrestin-2 knock-out mice. Journal of Neuroscience. 2002;22:10494–10500. Bohn LM, Lefkowitz RJ, Gainetdinov RR, Peppel K, Caron MG, Lin FT. Enhanced morphine analgesia in mice lacking beta-arrestin 2. Science. 1999;286:2495–2498. Bond C, LaForge KS, Tian M, Melia D, Zhang S, Borg L, et al..
Avatar n tn The main data we have is for LDL and modification of LDL correlating with better outcomes. Assuming absolutely no other risk factors, your LDL would still place you within NCEP ATP III guidelines for medical management. Your physician may have other reasons to recommend therapy, however. I would discuss your concerns with him/her.
469720 tn?1388149949 Are you counting those that aren't at risk as well so you can determine a percentage? From your list I would say I am not. The only item that is a slight risk for me is the hypertension, maybe. I'm fine at home but jump up to the 140's at the doctor. But now I'm on Diltiazem for chest pains and arrhythmias. That helps with the BP too. I don't see age factored in there, say menopausal women. Is estrogen not that important to heart disease?
Avatar m tn I’m in my mid-forties, and have a lot of medical problems that keep me in constant pain. Some of the things I’ve been diagnosed with include osteoarthritis, bone spurs, fibromyalgia, sciatica, lots of torn cartilage in my knees, lower back pain, COPD, anxiety attacks, depression, PTSD, and, well, you get the picture. My primary doctor and my neurologist have me on a lot of medications.