Osteoarthritis treatment in horses

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Avatar n tn The pain is more pronounced sometimes when I move my arm or when I change positiion when laying in bed. In my work (floral design) I extensively use shears to cut bamboo, willow bracnhes.. My physician sent me to consult a specialist who could not determine the cause. The specialist did not think it was Alzheimer and Parkinson. He did not think it was brain cancer but suggested I might want to have a brain MRI to rule it out. I will be grateful for any suggestion. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I am wondering why I feel a vibration in my left leg. When it first started I thought it was my cell phone ringing but my phone was not in my pocket. I feel the vibration all day long and it has a pattern to it. It is a weired feeling and I can not figure out what causes this and why it will not go away. Can you tell me why I feel this?
Avatar n tn in the last two weeks i have had three blood vessels just pop in my fingers. i was not doing anything out of the ordinary. what could be causing this? should there be a cause for concern?
585414 tn?1288944902 I also used to drink piles of coffee to stay awake, I was drowsy all the time. I only have rough days now usually when it's colder outside as I have osteoarthritis in my lower back. I've stopped having tenssion headaches, my neck doesn't hurt anymore, and that's been going on for 15+ yrs when I started Luvox as my first ssri. I can cope more with lower back pain 90% of the time, when my pain is at a level 8+, I don't do well. I also know that pain at that level triggers my depression.
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar n tn I have been on many pain medications for over 10 years. I have osteoarthritis in my spine, over 4 yrs ago discovered that I have degenerative disk dis. I have had 2 major back surgeries within the last 2 and half years, many different procedures with my pain mngmnt. dr. and just a month ago had a neurostimulator implant for my lower back done. The stim is helping a great deal but I am not pain free, my question is my dr. just started me on 15 mg. hydrocodone compound with no acetm. or ibupf.
Avatar n tn I had the pain in my left leg to start with and that turned out to be Osteoarthritis in my left hip and I've had a hip implant back in 1981 at the age of 35 years of age. Then I suffered pain again in BOTH of my legs and that turned out to be DDD ( Degenerative Disc Disease) in my back. I've since had an RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation) where they "Kill" off the nerve endings and that last anywhere from 3mo to 18mo or SOMETIMES 24 months. Mine is still working great.
748543 tn?1463449675 I went to yoga class for a few years and wore my splint at night off and on for several years, but eventually I stopped each. He did mention that I would have a risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life in my right jaw. Forward on to 2016 and I started to notice my neck and shoulders tightening. I do not know if there is an association but last summer I did fall off a boat and hit my head on a wood dock .....I ended up cracking the 2x4 where my head landed....
335728 tn?1331418012 Well I am back from the appt. with my Rheumy and it looks like, according to her, that I have Osteoarthritis in my hands but the rest of the "aching" pain that I have been suffering from is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D. I have been advised that I should take 800IU of vitamin D for the rest of this year and next year lower it to 400IU and I should be fine.
Avatar n tn If you look and listen closely to almost all the members of this forum, I think you will find a very high correlation with HCV to all sorts of joint and connective tissue problems, Many people with HCV believe that they ALSO have disc, or arthritic problems, and many of our members have even had spinal surgeries in the past.
Avatar f tn Synvisc is not a drug to relieve pain, it will take time in acting as this is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation. Synvisc is a treatment for osteoarthritis which is injected directly into the knee joint. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hello All, I am fed up with the medical community at large. I grew up on 6 acres of wooded land in VA with lots of horses, goats, chickens, and dogs! My mom was dx with Rocky Mt Spotted Fever in 1984. I watched her deteriorate throughout her life with problems that the drs said must be depression-related. Ultimately she passed away in 2005, after they found 50 + lesions on her brain. They said that she must have cancer. She died a week later. Now I'm sick. I've been ill for at least 14 years.
Avatar f tn I wan't depressed at all, but I took them, and the nsaids for my neck which decided to start giving me trouble. Dx with osteoarthritis, and I was only in my twenties. Given Lodine, to which it was some relief. Numerous endocrine tests were done, some positive some negative..but all in all they still didn't know what to do with me. I started having heart trouble at this time. Cariologist dx me with just a venous stasis problem, so I didn't worry about it.
Avatar m tn The pain lasts all day long. I also started having muscle cramps and charlie horses in my arms, legs and feet. I have now had a charlie horse in my left foot for 2 years. I went to my regular pcp and she sent me for brain MRI and referred me to a neurologist. I waited nearly two months to get a neuro appt. I got an appt in Jan 2011.
Avatar n tn I had similar complaints and after starting treatment many of the problems started to subside. I also had "charley horses" all the time that about drove me crazy, they too have gone away. The meds bring their own set of problems but the severe aches. joint pains and muscle spasms improved dramatically. The fatigue is so debilitating and colors your whole life, sorry you are going through that.
2126606 tn?1346348724 If you're prescribed a hydrocodone drug for minor pain, or your friends or family members are taking pain medication, ask your doctor for a different prescription and remind your loved ones of the risks of taking these drugs. Please share any solutions in the comments that you've found effective in preventing your friends, family members, or even yourself from being prescribed hydrocodone so we can do the same.
Avatar f tn I have two different Neurosurgeons saying different things and so am in a state of Limbo. In the middle of my sixth relapse in 17 years. Can tell you my roller coaster of a life story if anyone wants to hear but just wanting to get a conclusion before hitting the next step.
Avatar n tn But I didn't have anything to lose in trying and everything to gain by alleviated Charley horses/cramps/muscle pain.
394687 tn?1290924440 I was warned before I even went on my second round of tx that if my RA flares to severely that I would HAVE to stop treatment. Shands at the University in Florida in Gainesville flat out told me that interferon is contraindicated in people with RA. The only reason why they let me treat again is because I have advanced damage (Stage 3/4, Grade 3) and I really didn't have much of a choice. I have only been dealing with "active" RA for 13 months as opposed to your 13 years.
Avatar n tn I fell asleep wrong in the car, woke up with a crick in my neck, and have been on a downward spiral since then. I'm only 24 and appear to be in good health otherwise. I've seen 3 orthopaedic doctors, 2 chiropractors, 3 physical therapists, 1 neurologist, 1 pain specialist, and 2 internal medicine doctors. I've had x-rays and an MRI. I've tried ultram, vicodin, excedrin, tylenol, muscle relaxer, and herbs/vitamins. I am allergic to advil, so I can't try that.
408795 tn?1324939275 It is like HCV treatment, it builds up in the body. If I become bloated it take me 2 weeks to get it back under control. So you need to be consistent day to day with your sodium intake and meds. The good news is you live in California. Look in health food stores. They usually will have foods with a ton of salt. But be careful. It may be organic, healthy etc. but they still put as much sodium in many of the foods as the regular brands.
1175033 tn?1492204828 Just typing to update on how things have been going. I had an incident on April 12 where I lifted something heavier than I should have. I am pretty sure I re-injured the L4-5 disk that I had the injection scheduled for on the 22nd so 10 days later. It was pretty terrible pain so I went to the ER, and was sent home with pain killers, muscle relaxers and steroids. I usually would turn away the steroids, but this time I know it was really bad so I took them as prescribed.
Avatar n tn It's really the only way they can tell how much liver damage you have. It's possible that your liver is in very good shape. In that event, you might delay treatment until you figure out your other health problems. On the other hand, if it's not in good shape, you might want to formulate a treatment plan soon. As far as treatment is concerned, some of the drug companies have financial assistance programs.
1243848 tn?1268463672 I had no problems getting the meds because I basically told them what I wanted and needed to function in the real world. BTW - really like your nick name too. I also have a Harley, no horses but believe they are majestic animals.
Avatar n tn Being active, moving the blood around, is the best thing for me. I have horses now and getting up to feed them everyday in the snow and ice is a challenge, but it gets me out of bed when nothing else could. I doesn't matter how much I hurt or how tired I am, if I can just get out and take care of their needs my day will be a success. The bonus is that I usually stay up and do so much more that the pain goes away (if you have chronic pain,you will understand this phenomenon.
Avatar f tn Have lost 50 % function of kidney in 6 months. Been waking up with severe leg cramps (charlie horses) sometimes, my body will just cause me to jerk back and forth in bed uncontrollably. Severely anemic, and have been hospitilized 4 times since Thanksgiving of this year. Keep vomitting, severe stomach cramps (like labor pains) and urinating blood. dehydrated. Any suggestions ? Are there support groups, or where can I get more information.
Avatar n tn The pain I experience is usually in my left inner thigh but last week it was in both of my inner thighs. The pain is a slicing excruciating pain that is horrible. I have had three children so I know what pain is, but this is horrible pain. It feels like someone is stabbing me. It doesn't happen very often and I have experienced this pain for the past several years. I am 58 years old, I am 5'8" and weigh 165 lbs. I exercise frequently and am in good health.
529159 tn?1224994626 But I was also diagnose with a Vitamin D deficiency, and slight osteoarthritis in the back of my neck and the lower back (my spine). My physical therapist said that sometimes when the nerves pinch out from the lower part of my back it may cause my legs to hurt. And boy do they! Also, as disgusting as this may sound, I find some back relief when I lift my breasts up. I have extremely large breasts and a big stomach. I lift my stomach up and that takes pressure off my back and legs.
Avatar n tn He doesn't have a clue as to what to do about treatment. He had me tested for tthe possibility of a blood clot in my legs which was negative. I am trying to figure it out on my own and to find another doctor who may be more helpful. Same thing for me--exercise doesn't really help. The pain improves with walking, but does not completely go away. I am starting to have extreme difficulty getting up from a sitting position. It is almost impossible to get up if I sit on the floor.