Osteoarthritis treatment rehabilitation

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562597 tn?1254402341 Regarding your MRI report, it is not very common to have multiple areas of degeneration and herniated discs at 38 years of age, unless there is an underlying cause like arthritis, or osteoarthritis. However it is very important to know the severity of the damage, and this sometimes is under or overestimated in the reports.
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Avatar f tn They have been this way for two years. Have been given steroids and they work through treatment but afterwards things return. Swelling can be severe at times and any movement will split the skin. Fingers stay swollen all day long. Main swelling is atop of the middle joint. A doctor at the clinic said osteoarthritis from xray. She gave me naproxen which I cannot take. What else can cause this and is NSAIDs the only line of treatment. Thank you for your time.
454422 tn?1211419425 (See also the eMedicine article Osteoarthritis in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation section.) Although the prevalence of Baker cysts in patients with inflammatory arthritis is higher than in patients with osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis is much more common than inflammatory arthritis. Using ultrasonography, Fam and colleagues found that 21 of 50 patients (42%) with osteoarthritis had Baker cysts.5 Bilateral cysts were seen in 8 patients (16%).
Avatar f tn Causes of impingement include acromioclavicular joint arthritis, calcified coracoacromial ligament, structural abnormalities of the acromion and weakness of the rotator cuff muscles. Conservative treatment (rest, ice packs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy) is usually sufficient. Some patients benefit from steroid injection, and a few require surgery. The coracoacromial ligament can also calcify, usually secondary to trauma, and cause impingement.
543152 tn?1214315662 In view of the objective evidence forr osteoarthritis and disc-related problems, I don't really see other objective evidence for an additional diagnostic of fibromyalgie in this case At this time her treatment seems appropriate and I would suggest that the follow-up with the Physiatry Group for furtheer rehab and treatment would be indicated.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Lumbago is basically low back ache due to spinal or muscle problems namely spondylitis, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc diseases etc. There is pain in the lower back along with pain along one or both legs depending on which nerve is getting pinched. Any misuse of back or overuse by any procedure can worsen the symptoms. Treatment is correction of the cause.
Avatar n tn Results of a multicenter study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2003;12: 207 to213.
Avatar n tn Gradually as they treated him the GBS seemed to subside and he recovered his mobility. However, his treatment was cut short after only a week when the insurance said they would not pay any more. He never received the therapy that is standard I have heard after such cases. Shortly after we were married in 2005, my husband began to have lots of immune problems. He was sick frequently and normal work days exhausted him. He would come home on his days off and sleep days at a time.
Avatar n tn There is no harm in taking up this treatment but , what i feel , is that more this treatment, the doctor has to address the instability problem. MRI will definitely help you.
748543 tn?1463449675 “It is an axiom that the body follows the head. You can realign your whole body by repositioning your head. Head held in a forward position can pull your entire body out of line. It can reduce the vital lung capacity by as much as 30 percent. The gastrointestinal system is affected, particularly the large intestine. When a hunched position is assumed, the body becomes more rigid, and the range of motion decreases.
Avatar f tn Thank you Kitty, This is my MRI results as of 8/25/08 Any help you can give would be great. I have not scheduled surgery because the doctors here have not done many of these and Im scared to death about going through the front and moving organs. I dont recall the name of the surgery. I'm just trying to deal with the pain and am not doing a very good job. T12-l1 Right paracentral disc extrusion is similar in size 11 x 6mm in transverse dimension.
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 n tn From what you say about your previous MRIs, you seem to have severe DDD and spinal stenosis. Many times local treatment, analgesics and physical therapy with rehabilitation is successful in relieving the symptoms, and preventing the need for surgery. Sometimes however they are not successful and surgery may be needed.
Avatar n tn They understand the nerves but treatment varies according to the doctor. Most of the neurologists I have been to, rely on mediation to calm the nerves. The orthopedic surgeon I went to (after years of research and going to hundreds of doctors), agreed to do my surgery with out the 'threat of paralysis'. Every other doctor I had been to, advised me there was a chance for paralysis. The orthopedic surgeon I went to specialized in my area of pain.
Avatar n tn Hi, I just found this site, and the info here,and support seems really great- I have Hep-c,and am hopfully getting on the treatment next month- Does anyone eles have a real sore back,about mid way down kinda throbs,,and cramps all the time,.,?? and I have just noticed that my socks leave great,huge dents in my shins,,,uugggg,(water retention,I geuss) I feel like ****,.so tierd all the time,.,.,.,sore joints.....
2033947 tn?1329441252 The disc tissue is removed and a mobile disc prosthesis is put into the disc space. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor in deciding which treatment, if any, may be best for you. Apart from Medical solutions, Most neck & back issues have their roots in Stress and tension, stemming either from Work/Relationships. Please try and meditate and if possible practice Indian Yoga exercises (ASANAS) like: 1. Bhujangasana (Cobra), http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/471 2.
Avatar n tn the pain comes from the progressive aging process....like Arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.....which my hubby suffers from on a daily basis......because he is aging very fast.....he rarely has a good day.........he is now slowly going blind.......I have Crohn's disease and that to can cause me to oneday possibly go blind but with him it is definate............ I am sure that one day they will find out what Fibro is really caused by..but I really hope that they find a cure for MS.....first.......
Avatar f tn (although it has taken me many years to realise i am not lazy, and now I feel as if I've been knocked right back) My health problems started early on, and I was with an abusive partner who beat me so badly I needed reconstructive surgery on my face, had a fractured spine, and osteoarthritis in my hips, spine and pelvis, and sciatica. I also have hashimotos, and pernicious anemia, calcium deficiency and nerve damage in my lower legs.
Avatar n tn The Chiropractor I have did send me for a lower lumbar MRI which showed lots of inflammation (Osteoarthritis), my pain levels when I went to the pain management clinic was 9 - 10+, after the first injections combination of epi's and nerve block pain levels went down for a few days and then came back. same thing for the second set of injections and the rhizotomy pain would come down and then go back up. Thats when they did the discogram and contrast CT scan.
Avatar f tn Members are here to provide assistance and support for you as you post questions regarding concerns you may have regarding your medical condition, treatment and rehabilitation. We are not doctors. Any advice given should not be acted on until cleared by your primary physician and/or spine specialist. We do not diagnose, and any advice given is based primarily on personal experiences. Here are some helpful hints to navigate the forum to the best advantage.
Avatar f tn My mom was 40 when her pain started and everyone told her nothing was there. Now she has a diagnosis of RA, Osteoarthritis, and severe Osteoperosis! But we both know the pain started in her 40's regardless of what they say. What do I do? I know I'm not crazy. I know the pain is real. What about the jerking legs and body all the time, or the weird bug like sensation under my skin? Or the numbness, or the cramping in my hands? Or the deep aching pain under my armpit and down my arm?
Avatar f tn The most common treatment of SCFE is called "in-situ fixation." With this treatment, the bone is held in place with a single central screw. You have to understand that you have a slipped capital femoral epiphysis earlier for which you were fixed with a pin. The diagnosis was difficult as you faced the problem yourself. Now with the present complication you have to visit a good orthopaedician and discuss the pros and cons and go for treatment.
Avatar n tn Unlikely treatment for MS will be initiated if everything comes back stone cold normal, unless there is a very strong clinical suspicion that you really do have MS. 10% patients with actual MS do have a normal MRI on presentation. However, this needs to be taken into clinical context, depending on the history and exam. With normal results from the extensive testing, it should be somewhat reassuring that nothing requiring emergent treatment is going on.
Avatar n tn When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?