Osteoarthritis upper body

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Avatar n tn I experience pain, especially in the 2 areas that lead to neck and headaches. What other areas of my body does this affect? I do on occasion experience numbness and tingling in both hands and fingers, but will stop when massaged. So, I am looking for other symptoms in my body resulting from the spurs touching nerves in both areas. Thank you. John.
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am a 48 year old female who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (left knee) nearly 10 years ago. After multiple tries on NSAIDS which made me ill, my orthopaedic surgeon settled on pain management (narcotic) which I have been taking for the past six years. While not an ideal situation, I follow my prescription to the letter, never taking more than prescribed. Over the past year I began to experience joint stiffness in the mornings.
Avatar n tn I drink coffee approximately 4X/week, I do not smoke (quit in October 2008), I am required to spend approximately 2-3 hours/day on the computer or at a desk, I rarely drink alcohol or soda but my water intake could be better (1 drink approximately 40 fluid ounces/day of water + other beverages), I have early onset osteoarthritis due to bone spurs in the upper column of my spine.
Avatar n tn I have just started getting this burning sensation all over my body, at night, it starts in my back and travels to all my extremities, even lips and tongue. I've noticed that others are having the same problem. Is there a diagnosis? Cure? Thanks This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/295075'>extreme burning sensation all over my body-I am a 29 yr. old Asian female!</a>.
Avatar n tn I currently have restricted range of motion in my left and right upper arms. This has been a slowly worsening condition that has been progressing for perhaps 6-10 months. Please note that when I first noticed a diminished range of motion it was so minor with no pain that I didn’t even know at the time that something was wrong and figured it was just a result of losing flexibility as I aged.
Avatar n tn 4 drawer file cabinet fell on to my right side as I was in a squatted position and opened the 1 and third drawer and it fell onto my right side. I had to use my right arm and right side of my body to upright the file cabinet. I have been to 2 different doctors and had an MRI and there seems to be no cause for my severe burning pain in my upper back in my scapula area. The pain meds do not even take all the pain away and the Dr. says I have a pulled muscle and wants me to do physical therapy.
Avatar n tn The weekends were rough, if I was on my feet more then a half hour tops it felt like all my body wieght was crushing on my lower back. Sometimes drifting over to the right side with with a sharper pain. This went on for months. I went to see an Orthopedic and he suspected a muscle that just wasn't healing OR perhaps a slipped disc. He gave me a Rx for some steroids.
Avatar m tn However, over the past month, since about December 5th, I have been experiencing pains in joints throughout my body. It seemed to start as a pain in the back of my head/upper neck. I took some migraine medication and went to bed. The next day my neck was stiff and could barely move, and stayed like that for 3 days, though it has gained back some of its mobility, but not all, and still hurts to turn.
Avatar f tn I also feel depressed all the time and I have horrible muscle pain and body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day and the next day I wake up and my whole body aches for weeks. It's so bad I feel like I've been run over by an 18 wheeler truck. It's so bad that I can barely move and I'm miserable. Then it will suddenly go away just as quickly and mysteriously as it came on. I also can't do anything physical now without getting severe muscle pain.
Avatar n tn I have an appt for a Pain Doc next week. It's so weird. I can feel it when I turn my upper body to the left or right, but it doesn't hurt until I'm sleeping. My PT jokes that I am a freak....lol. They are all trying to figure it out, but have no clue. It makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone in this, although I know just how much it sucks for all of you.
Avatar m tn Next day numbing and tingling started on my right hand, and on legs and now on whole body even in my teeth of upper jaw.i also have bone pain on the tingling areas.I consulted with a physician. He sugested me to test blood for suger, but its normal. Blood pressure is also normal. He has given some tablets, but its not working. My exams are about to run but i am not in the situation to prepare for it.I am totally confused what to do! it had never happened to me. Please give me sugessions.
Avatar n tn Since I was a teen, I have had these random sharp pains throughout various parts of my body that will occur in concentrated bursts of pain in a particular area for short periods of time. Sometimes pain will re-appear in the same area throughout the day and other times it will appear at seemingly unrelated part of my body. For example, it happened today and began with concentrated burst of pain half way up my inner left thigh.
Avatar n tn for the Wii and I had done a few workouts and last night when I started doing the boxing (which I had done several times earlier in the week with no discomfort or noise) I noticed a loud rubbing noise which seems to be coming from my upper back/ chest region. I only notice it when I twist my upper body. I hoped that with sleep it would go away, but I am still hearing it today.
211940 tn?1267884866 A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. There are 160 bursae in the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. When a person reaches overhead, the tendons that move the shoulder must glide almost two inches past a bone surface.
Avatar n tn The pain began 2 years ago at which time I had an ultrasound and an upper GI done. Both of which returned little if no information as the upper GI showed mild gastritis and a small amount of fat in the pancreas which the doctor was not concerned about. I took some Prevacid for a while and it went away but has recently returned over the past 4 months.
Avatar f tn She ha been to seven doctors--internist, two neorologists, orthoepedic surgeon, had MRI (no brain issues) no upper back issues, (they did not do an MRI of one portion of the back). She would get better, then worse again. Now her joints are all stiff and the burning is constant. She has been told no neuropathy, no MS, no fibromyalgia. They just tell her she has anxiety, which she does not believe she has. She is not worried about her problem since all tests came back normal.
Avatar n tn For the past couple of months, I have been experiencing feeling of pins and needles on different areas of body. It does not feel like when your hand or leg falls asleep, but instead like someone taking a needle and just pinching you with it. It can be in my arms, legs, stomach, hands, anywhere. When it happens I feel like I need to scratch it or rub it. I'm very concerned because I don't know if it is pinched nerves, allergy or something else.
1759765 tn?1313242275 This one started a little after I woke up 2am and started on my right temple and now has moved to the upper top of my head same alignment vertically but horizontally it moved upward. With the migraines I the osteoarthritis in my knees are hurting.
Avatar n tn I didn't have good muscle strength, upper body strength and advised me to quit if I wanted to save my hand. ( I quit and went back to teaching children, more fun anyway...) I got over the tendonitis, but I have noticed if I am on the computer for too long, my hand and thumb start getting sore and numb. So my advice would be to see another dr. and get another opioinon, have a repeat MRI if your symptoms dont' improve in the next few months.
Avatar n tn I started going to Personal Trainer to get more help strengthening my knee (after completing physical therapy for knee), but kept upper body exercises to a minimum due to the pain. We had to modify a lot of exercises that pull on your back - especially core exercises because they use the same muscles to stablize your back that are hurting! Oh - and no lifting weights without doctor supervision! You'll make it worse, even with the 3lb weights I was using to get started.
Avatar n tn It's like this on a daily basis with my skin, whenever my body temperatue goes up. I feel like my body's thermostat is broken and I'm constantly overheating. I've been taking Claritin and Benadryl but that doesn't seem to help at all. My doctor also gave me a prescription medicine called Atarax, which only makes me drowsy and doesn't help the itchy feeling. Any suggestions? Btw, I've taken blood tests to see if there is anything wrong but everything came out fine.
Avatar f tn C3/4 there is a small central focal disc protrusion n mild left-sided facet joint osteoarthritis 2. C4/5 there is a small central osteochondral bar n minimal left facet joint osteoarthritis 3. C5/6 modern size unconvertebral joint osteophytes are noted bilaterally here is moderate left n mild to moderate right foraminal stenosis. There is a mild left facet joint enlargement 4.
Avatar f tn Why do I feel a crackling/popping feeling in my upper neck (brain stem?) with hunger pangs upon awakening in the morning? I've had this for as long as I can remember, but it's gotten stronger as I've gotten older. I've asked my primary care doctor, my chiropractor, and an endocrinologist, but no one has had a answer for me. Is this normal? Should I be seen by a neurologist?
1044526 tn?1254518145 c1-2 no significant abnormality c2-c3 bilateral facet and uncovertebral osteoarthritis slightly worse on the right. Mild to moderate right-sided foraminal narrowing. c3-c4 Grade 1 anterolisthesis with right paracentral disc bulge and moderate facet osteoarthritis. Moderate right foraminal narrowing with mild lateral recess effacement, worse on the right. No central canal stenosis. c4-c5 Posterior disc bulge with facet and uncovertebral osteoarthritis.
Avatar n tn please help. the pain is like current shock and during pain my pelvis doesn't take my upper body weight. i am 5''6.5 and my body weight is 82kgs.
Avatar m tn It gets worse when I exercise or try to lift anything with the upper body. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, and really not given much help at all. I hope you find out what it is, if you do I would be interested to hear it.
6655226 tn?1383449149 It went away and then returned while almost incapacitating me in my entire upper body. I was given anti inflammatory and once a steroid shot in my shoulder. The doctor said it was an injury both in my neck and shoulder. It went completely away and I was strong and felt zero pain anywhere. Then out of nowhere it returned with a vengeance and I was practically incapacitated with pain in my entire upper body.
Avatar n tn Second possibility is of osteoarthritis if you are elderly.It is a degenerative disease of the joints. Other possibilities may be lupus(a long-lasting autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks normal body tissues as though they were foreign substances. It may cause joint pain.Diagnosed by ANA titres) ,gout and pseudogout(an inflammatory joint disease that causes acute pain and swelling.
1094993 tn?1261418609 When I reach up or back with my right arm, I get this burning pain at the bottom of my delt on my right upper arm. The pain drops me to my knees. It doesnt just hurt and go away, it burns and burns and burns until it finally goes away in about a minute or so. I cannot reach for things in the fridge, or a cabinet. Even when lie down in bed and try to prop myself up on my elbow, it starts.
15334891 tn?1439919967 Due to this weakness i can not stand for more than two minutes but i can walk, feeling heave load of upper body on my knees. My blood report of thyroid, calcium, potassium, urine report etc are normal bur my vitamin D level is 26.4 ng/ml currently I am taking 10000 IU D3 per day, vitamin c, omega 3 ,b complex for last five weak. There is minor improvement in knee weakness.