Osteoarthritis treatment rheumatology

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Avatar m tn Without the ability to obtain a history from you and examine you, I can not comment on a formal diagnosis or treatment plan for your symptoms. However, I will try to provide you with some information regarding this matter. I recommend that you post your question in a rheumatology forum. Rheumatologists are specialists in joint disorders. Given your age, you may need to be evaluated for a condition called rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Avatar f tn * Right eye loss some degree of mobility (sixth nerve palsy) resulting in double vision * Noise inside head o Pulsating tinnitus (noise modulated by the cardiac pulse, with varying intensity depending on the day), probably due to cronic inflammation of some tissues inside the cranium) o Loss of hearing for frequencies higher than 8KHz - right ear * One EEG showed seizure activity, but I have not lost consciousness or blacked out ever * Periodic Numbness and weakness in left arm and t
Avatar n tn having been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis my pals have been asking me why I have not been referred to a rheumatologist...is this normal not to be referred or should my doctor do this without my asking him to refer me. I have the arthritis in the feet, knees, hip, hands (which have little creamy coloured bony lumps on the finger knuckles - 2nd down from the nails, I also have problems with straightening or bending the fingers that have these lumps on).
Avatar n tn My wife has Hashiimoto's disease and the doctor's have said that her body is resistant to treatment. She started feeling better on Armour Thyroid medicine but here condition has since started to regress. It seems that all of the progress she made in the last 4 months is being lost. We are at our wits end. Can this be cured? I have heard that removal of the Thyroid can be a big step but a big help. Howevever, will this remove the source of the Hashimoto antibodies?
Avatar m tn Cortisone shots are there if needed. You are young for this treatment. Have to admit I was a bit stumped myself having developed recent back pain. Learned to control that too. Really want to assure you that pain can be resolved in various ways, I hope you are not depending upon sports for employment though even that can be minor problem depending upon your evaluation by a qualified orthopedic or neuro-surgeon.
Avatar f tn Mild tricompartmental osteoarthritis manifested by loss of joint space,marginal osteophytes and mild cartilage loss. No full thickness cartilage defects.4.Knee joint effusion with no osteochondral intraaticular bodies. 5. Bilobed popliteal cyst.Cortison injections were given I have had problems since I had syvinal injections which worked for 7 months. Pain in knee and the gel injections a second time in April. Knee pain has returned. I also have RA and have been on Plaqunil for a few months.
329994 tn?1301666848  Chronic fatigue syndrome  Depression  Endometriosis  Headaches  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)  Lupus  Osteoarthritis  Post-traumatic stress disorder  Restless legs syndrome  Rheumatoid arthritis Obviously, there is more on the Mayo Clinic website, but I do believe I have made my point. There is no excuse for a doctor that specializes in the above co-existing conditions to tell me that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is “all in my head”.
Avatar f tn Bre, autoimmune disorders such as arthritis following TX can be an unfortunate side from treatment. You should get back with your physician or connect with a rhumatologist. I personally believe that arthritis is not well understood and that the sides of TX are also not well understood. For this reason it may be better to try to search out a specialist. You could end up getting a better DX or better care.
Avatar n tn If you look at websites for other medical areas, like osteoarthritis, rheumatology, etc. you will find that HCV has become a primary diagnostic criteria for those that present with undiagnosed joint and arthritic pain. HCV seems to be a major factor in many of these cases, and additionally, those who DO have HCV seem to exhibit an unusually high incidence of arthritic syndromes, including arthralgia, fibromyalgia, RA, Lupus, CFS, etc.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Her focus is the early detection of rheumatoid arthritis and the adoption of optimal treatment strategies. She was chairwoman of the Therapeutics Committee of the Canadian Rheumatology Association for four years and was the lead author of Canada’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment recommendations. Dr. Bykerk is currently working in collaboration with the Inflammatory Arthritis Center to develop a clinical research program in early rheumatoid arthritis.
Avatar m tn 3 1/2 years ago I suddenly had extreme pain in my left knee. X Ray showed very early osteoarthritis, but nothing to extreme. MRI showed torn medial meniscus. In the mean time i developed a lot of swelling a d tenderness in both knees. The following is my timeline up until now. I feel like no Dr is really listening to how I feel. I need help. Orthopedic Dr. Told to take ibuprofen Gave me 2 steroid shots - only pain relief was from numbing meeds in shot Dr.
Avatar n tn This means that if positive, studies show a 55 to 100 percent correlation to SLE. A rheumatology consult to discuss these possibilities is recommended. Studies have shown a correlation between disease severity and the degree of ANA elevation. Before attributing the large increase in ANA to nothing, I would exclude the aforementioned diseases. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
20857594 tn?1543813986 The rest are all very high and I've never been told -Chronically low Platalet count -Protein in urine, Albumin, twice, same with Ketones both fasting and while not fasting - Rheumatoid Factor consistently over 10 but under 14 but negative ANA - Asthma - 20 to 30 seasonal and perennial allergies -Plantar Hyperkeratosis -Reynauds Syndrome secondary to systemic condition -Osteoporosis -Osteoarthritis - Migraines, neck stiffness - Gastrochisis (Under 1 year old) Some interesting things
1840891 tn?1431551393 I've had autoimmune arthritis for decades now, but in just the last year I've also developed osteoarthritis in both thumbs. It's very painful and quite debilitating. I complained to my PCP about how I couldn't take NSAID's, and she suggested I try Voltaren gel, a topically applied NSAID. She said if used as directed only very minute amounts would be absorbed into the general circulation. I googled the drug and immediately found an alarming FDA safety report at http://www.fda.
Avatar n tn I just finished my Hepc treatment after six months and I feel great, except for one thing; I have gout. This started 2 weeks after the treatment. I've been to the doctor for this , the pain has subsided but I'm still limping. I've stopped taking the prescriptions and trying the natural stuff. It seems to be working but ever so slow. Excersize seems to help also. I suggest to keep moving and do not let it get the best of you.
Avatar n tn I have a long history of psoriasis, and my dermatologist brought up the possibility of treating joint pain with Enbrel. So my primary physician referred me to rheumatology. As a result I have these lab tests. ANA >1:640 speckled and >1:640 homogenous. The rheumatologist ordered an ENA which was negative, and C3 C4. The C3 was the high border of normal, and C4 was 4 times higher than normal.
Avatar f tn I am 61 yr old female dx 1970 with Crohn's - small intestine, mainly terminal ileum. Had laparotomy, no resection. Put onto 60 mg a day steroids. Now got severe osteoarthritis in both hips, feet and hands and registered disabled. Many flares and bouts of severe rectal bleeding requiring inpatient care on IV prednisolone and nutrition. Dx breast cancer Jan 2003, 2 cm tumour stage and grade 2, 3/18 lymph nodes affected. WLE and total axillary clearance. FEC x 6 chemo and 45 gys rx.
Avatar n tn Maybe you could try a rheumatologist. It could be some sort of autoimmune disease. I have a friend who's a NP in rheumatology and I often run by my treatment options and problems. I can tell you what used to help me and things that I have now (mostly prescribed.) I take 800 mg. ibuprofen. It helps a bit with pain and also works on inflammation. Some people can't take ibuprofen, especially in high doses, as it hurts their stomach.
Avatar n tn for medication management and depression, or would another type Dr. be best for treatment of FM? I am 47 yrs old with MS, FM and Osteoarthritis. Used to be on Flexeril which gave me sleep but got to where this did not work. My new Neuro started me on Paxil then referred me to Psyc for depression and medication management. The Paxil seemed to be helping my pain but I started seeing people, hallucinating. Your clinic suggested it could be caused by med.
469901 tn?1276567223 I see a team of Dr's and it seems like they all cannot agree that this is what I have so in the meantime I am getting no treatment. On recent x-rays, they have found my wrists are starting to fuse, my spine is having issues at L7 & L8, I have a tricky right hip, I can't bend over without it going out, my ankles and heels have decided to join in on the destruction and now I have these hard, hot nodules on them.
1684282 tn?1505701570 There are better (in my opinion) treatments for chronic pain that are much safer than opioids,such as physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anti-depression medications, and treatment of underlying psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety, dietary and life-style changes, etc. High dose long term opiates have not been shown in multiple studies to improve long term pain scores of chronic pain patients - and that is the most important fact of the whole article.
Avatar f tn I also have scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and have continual hip pain into my lower back, which I was told was bursitis. Could (or should) these problems be corrected with surgery, and could you explain this in layman's terms on the MRI findings? Thank you for any assistance you may be able to help with.
691983 tn?1266808432 and have some signs of various autoimmune diseases, but I am on a treatment that is covering both my CFS and autoimmune issues. I totally agree with you that your autoimmune condition is coming from the infection from your kidney condition. Dr. Garth Nicolson has done extensive research on the roles infections are playing in people with autoimmune conditions. He recently was here in MedHelp and answering questions from MedHelp members.
551343 tn?1506834118 They treated my feet with hot packs and strapping, and even though i was screaming for them to stop, they continued the treatment. I then sufered a few more days to a week of restless nights, painkillers and ice packs to help me to sleep. I then consulted with my GP and he didn't know what it was who then referred me to a Rhumertologist who also didnt know what to do for me. He put me on to high dosages of Naprosen (NSAIDs), 1000mg to 1750 mg per day.
Avatar n tn I saw a shooting star 2 nights ago also! Can't have been the same one as it would have been daytime over there. Glad to hear you'r keeping busy - I've learned that is the best thing to do. When I was younger, and ill, I"d often stay in bed all day - convincing myself that I was unable to do anything and then I'de get horribly depressed thinking about what I'd missed out on.
Avatar f tn one is IV lidocaine therapy which non of the doctors I know use this treatment even those it is considered the best treatment out so far. I guess I am looking for anyone who knows or has treated any patient or if they know of doctors in or around Boston,mass that treat Dercum's.
975514 tn?1325001538 I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing. I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain.
Avatar n tn I don't find sleeping in a chair comfortable enough to start the night in the chair. - In terms of treatment, I've seen two orthopedic surgeons, two chiropractors, PT clinic, exercise physiologists. I get a lot of assumptions that I'm talking about a lower back problem/sciatica which is complete wrong. I did have sciatica which a little bit of PT cleared up. - I've been on NSAIDs (ibuprofen and naproxen), muscle relaxers, antibiotics, neurontin, percocet, vicodin.
211940 tn?1267884866 once a week to physical therapy, twice a week to acupuncture, 600mg Advil 3-times a day and ice as often as I can remember. The physical therapy is minimal stretching. It is the most frustrating thing but it does seem to be getting better - I've been suffering for appx 4 months, I still have pain at night, but it's getting a little better.