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1075109 tn?1281839291 Is there any chance that this time there could ALSO be some Osteoarthritis involved along with the Fibro? I look forward to seeing you on MH and I'll be looking for your updates.....
Avatar f tn I would suggest that you see your PCP and request some simple blood word to rule out an inflammation or rheumatoid arthritis. You may also have the beginning of osteoarthritis, usually x-rays can determine the condition. What ever you have needs to be worked up. Have you tried warm moist compresses on your knees and back? Sometimes that will help ease the discomfort until you are able to be seen by your PCP. Also NSAID's taken as directed on the label can help.
Avatar m tn I have been told that anyone over the age of 50 will have some degree of osteoarthritis. The condition you want to rule out is rheumatoid arthritis. It can be more crippling and requires more aggressive therapy. Good luck to you. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. I will look forward to your updates.
2075310 tn?1331749528 I have issues with my hands at times but mine comes from bulging discs in my neck plus I have osteoarthritis. I'm hoping that others will come along that may have some other ideas for you, but do get to a Dr. and see what is going on. I'm sorry I couldn't have been of more help to you, but please keep in touch and let us know what' you find out from your Dr. I'll be watching for all of your updates. Just know I'm thinking of you and wish you the best..........
Avatar f tn My hips are very lax and slip in and out very easily, I'm forever spraining and twisting things... I also have scoliosis and have had osteoarthritis since I was 18, and degenerative disc disease since my adolescence. I have chronic IBS, acid reflux and swings in blood pressure (unexplained by other tests). I have very bad bruising on my legs which has twice now prompted testing for blood clots. Does this sound like EDS?
Avatar m tn Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Please talk to your doctor regarding these and get yourself examined accordingly. Take care!
Avatar f tn It is not unusual to have groin or low pelvic pain that is referred from the a joint problem. You may have osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Pain running down the leg can be from the hip or could indicate a structural issue in the spine. Only imaging of the area will provide you with the correct answers. I hope you will make an appointment with your PCP to find a solution to your pain. We will look forward to your updates. Best of luck to you and as always, take care.
Avatar m tn I had ACL Reconstruction two years ago in my left knee, using an autograft from my Patella tendon. The subsequent years have been extremely painful, and the osteoarthritis that they found in my knee seems to be getting worse, however I am only eighteen years old. I am curious about what treatments there are since I did the therapy to strenghten the band near my hamstring and to strengthen the quarriceps. So my question is what therapy or what medication can help relieve my pain?
Avatar n tn Hello, My 74 year old mom has horrible rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. She's had the pain pump for about 3 years. She started with dilaudid which didn't work and after three months, she switched to morphine which she has been on since then. The problem is that my mom still is in a great deal of pain with the pump up to 10....it was up to 12, but my mom's rheumatologist directed me to take my mom back to the pain doctor to have the pump lowered.
Avatar n tn This is a viscosupplement or better put a synovial like fluid injection.It can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis type knee pain relief. It's goal is to supplement your knee joint fluid (synovial) which also helps with shock absorption thus reducing the pain. Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study some patients experienced relief.... but it took a month before it was effective and the results are not long term.
Avatar f tn I am sorry to hear about your continuing pain. We can relate. A hip labral tear may predispose you to develop osteoarthritis in that joint. This usually takes years but not in all cases. I don't know how severe the damage was to your hip, more importantly the cartilage of your hip. This is some of what I found on a trusted site: "Success rates for arthroscopic repair of a torn labrum in the hip are very high when dealing with a patient with a tear and loose bodies only.
Avatar f tn It could be SI Joint related, Osteoarthritis, Facet Joint related, DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease), etc. You need to see your Doctor and have some tests run that can narrow it down. This way you can begin to get the relief that you deserve to stop this pain that you are experiencing. I had this happen to me and it was caused from Osteoarthritis in my hip. It would cause the pain to radiate down my leg all the way to my toes as you are experiencing.
Avatar n tn Awe and so sorry about all your going thru, I've just been dx with spinal stenosis, ddd and osteoarthritis in S1 to L-3, and I'm only 41 yrs old. I wish I had some magic words for you to make you all better. Good Luck to you and lots of very gentle hugz as well. Keep us posted hun as to updates.
Avatar m tn I waited a full year, afraid that I had bone cancer, before my Mom forced me to go to the Doctor. Mine turned out to be Osteoarthritis in my hip. I was tremendously relieved but would have been in real trouble if it had been cancer and I hadn't done anything about it when I first experienced the pain. :( The first thing that you need to do is to get yourself to a doctor and discover for sure what is going on.
1021831 tn?1331609448 I'm a 58 female, have M.S. (for 30 years), osteoarthritis, 2 hip replacements and recently lost my balance in the bathroom & fell on my tailbone, ( nothing cracked or broken), but it does hurt, even in the right groin area . the dr. gave me tylenol #3 and I take ibuprophen to help. Anything I can do to help? Afraid I'm going to fall & break the hip. The right hip was the latest hip replacement done (4 years ago).
Avatar m tn I cannot guess what there may be appropriate for you. I hope you will share with us what you discover. I'll look forward to your updates.
Avatar m tn depression and generalized anxiety disorder, neuropathy (damage to nerves), Fibromyalgia, ongoing bone or muscle pain such as lower back pain or osteoarthritis and similar conditions as determined by your physician. It's a newer medication and is widely used. Results vary but generally they seem to be positive. I took this medication for several weeks after a traumatic event... it didn't take three before I found myself to be a bit zoned.
Avatar n tn They say I have osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease, but aren't sure it's causing this much pain. I have to watch my calcium intake or I form kidney stones, and I have excess uric acid in the urine. They've done every blood test under the sun. Are they missing something? The NSAIDS aren't helping much (2400 mg daily of Tolectin). What kind of doctor do I need to see?
15502615 tn?1440998653 Tuck's correct, there's nothing you can do to increase space in your hip joint or any joint that I know of. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis when I was very young and needed a hip replacement when I was 28 years old. This was in 1974 and the hip joints were relatively new and wouldn't have lasted long. Therefore, my Doctor had me put off the surgery as long as I could stand the pain. I was able to put it off another 7 years until 1981.
15934705 tn?1444076490 I'm so sorry to hear of your added pain. I have Osteoarthritis and not the inflammatory arthritis as you do, however, from what I've seen on it, I'd like to ask you whether you have a Doctor that follows you and.gives.you the different meds you need to fight this disease. If you do, can you get in to see him/her or if you don't can you get back in to see the Doctor that diagnosed you with your inflammatory arthritis? Since I'm here in the U.S.
Avatar n tn Necks from all types of different causes. Mine is from Osteoarthritis. I'm so sorry that you are having to experience everything that you are experiencing with your back and spine. I know this must be so frightening for a very young person of 23 years of age such as yourself to have to even think about something such as you are going thru in your life right now.
Avatar m tn I intend to do stretches. I've considered glucosamine therapy for my joints in case it's osteoarthritis. Is any of this helpful? Harmful? Should I see another doctor? It's difficult to wade through the inaccuracies of the internet. Can I ever recover from RSI? I don't know whether or not I'm advanced.
Avatar m tn How bad is my MRI results? Imaging updates: 7/9/2013 knee MRI Impression: Right knee 1. Oblique undersurface tear of the body, posterior horn, and root of the medial meniscus. Free edge tear of the body of the lateral meniscus with undersurface extension into the posterior horn. 2. Intact cruciate ligaments. 3. Tricompartmental cartilage loss and findings consistent with CPPD. 4. Subchondral degenerative changes are. No evidence of insufficiency fracture. Left knee 1.
Avatar f tn ) I'll be looking forward to your updates. HANG IN THERE and vent ALL YOU WANT! That's one of the reasons we're here! Best wishes...........
Avatar n tn Also, how long have you been off the Patches now. Sorry, again, for all of the questions! I'll be looking for your updates.........
Avatar f tn ( I've been on SSD I since 2003 because of my DDD ( Degenerative Disc Disease ) and my Osteoarthritis. I've done a small amount of research and I know that your Spinal Fusion will not automatically qualify you for SSDI. However, if you have problems with mobility and other functions afted.uour surgery that are listed in the Social Security Blue Book that lists what qualifies you for a Disability Award after your surgery and.
Avatar f tn I know from personal experience just how painful, not to mention annoying this is in just trying to do your normal day to day routine. Now mine is from Osteoarthritis. My first suggestion would be for you to check with your Doctor and find out what is causing your pain. Until you know that it's a little difficult to make any suggestions as I wouldn't want you to do any more damage to your knuckles.
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.