Osteoarthritis upper limbs

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Avatar n tn But just prior to my back surgery as luck would have it, the torn structures in both my shoulders started causing me significant upper arm pain 24/7. This got significantly worse over time and is now so bad that I can't find a comfortable sleeping position except for sleeping on my back. That is not ideal for me because: (1) I can usually fall aslepp only if I am sleeping on either side, and (2) I know my mid-back pain will start a few hours after I fall asleep on my back.
211940 tn?1267884866 About 1 year ago I began having pain in my right upper arm, between the shoulder and elbow, about mid arm where the biceps brachii muscle or brachialis muscle is. I went to my Primary Physician who said it was a torn brachialis muscle. Since I was working at a 2nd job, I thought it might be job related so I went through the whole Workman's Comp issue. They sent me to 4 doctors who did nothing for me, finally the case was settled and my lawyer got most of the money, but I still have the pain.
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 n tn Burning and tingling sensation in upper and lower limbs along with difficulty in walking.
Avatar n tn complex (nerve conduction in more than one limb - bilateral HL(?) and carpal tunnel screen (nerve conduction in both upper limbs) From these results so far, is the EMG necessary (I heard it’s useless), or should I get a CT Scan instead? I'm a subsidized patient so I can't choose a fixed specialist under the scheme, which adds to my predicament.
Avatar m tn You may have mild degeneration of the joints like osteoarthritis. You don't feel pain with mild degeneration. Your doctor would be able to give you the correct diagnosis. If you are overweight it does help to lose, but it is not a cure. Best wishes.
1369383 tn?1299027161 This is referred to as cervicobrachial syndrome. The radiating pain in the upper limbs may be acute and sharp shooting in nature (which is an indication of involvement of the dorsal root ganglion) or it may be dull aching in nature (which is a sign of involvement of nerve root). Sometimes the pain is diffused in the upper parts of the body, spread out in the shoulder and upper arm region, which makes it difficult for the patient to pin point the painful areas and its source.
Avatar n tn So, I believe once I said, "I hope it's just a bunch of different things wrong with me that are conincidentally causing symptoms of MS, and not really MS." My primary said, "Well, it is not very often one has these all at the same time. It would be quite a coincidence.
Avatar m tn this is called neuropathic and its either due to being diabetic OR having a nerve impingement somewhere in your spine...the lower spine impingement will give pain in the lower limbs while an upper cervical impingement will cause these symptoms in the upper limbs. Its possible that you may have multiple nerve issues since you are experiencing these symptoms in upper and lower set of limbs. I am no doctor just relating my own symptoms and you can make your own conclusions from this.
Avatar n tn I had an injury to my back when I was 16 and now I have found out that I have an extra lower lumbar vertebrae and have osteoarthritis in it. In 2001 all of a sudden both my legs just started to burn to the point that my pants were almost hurting them. This subsided after a couple of days. A few months later I started to get tingling and a creepy crawly feelings in my legs. These feelings would last several weeks and then disappear. This went off and on until Sept 2005.
Avatar m tn Depending upon the extent of the bulging and whether it presses on the spinal cord of r the nerve roots, the damage can be seen in lower as well as upper limbs. Relief of symptoms by leaning forwards is seen with the disc problems. You should think of treating the cervical disc bulging. Disc bulging has a tendency to increase on repeated weight bearing.
Avatar m tn I still receive pain in my back to this day. Sometimes it is in the lower or upper back or in the shoulder blades. I also continue to have some pain in the back and on the sides of my neck. I dont think that this is a resting tremor or a tremor that carries a pattern. for the most part it is 24/7. Also the tremor has completely stayed in my back. I do not notice it anywhere else. I do get other weird sensation in my back also, like buzzing, fuzzing, or twitching.
Avatar f tn Alcohol associated myopathy Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) Burns Dermatomyositis and polymyositis Guillain-Barre syndrome Injury Long-term corticosteroid therapy Long-term immobilization Motor neuropathy (such as diabetic neuropathy) Muscular dystrophy Osteoarthritis Polio Rheumatoid arthritis Severe malnutrition Spinal cord injury Stroke I doubt most of those apply, but thought I would list any possibilities.
Avatar f tn Was told that it was early stages of Osteoarthritis. The pain with this was unbearable. I was in tears with the pain. I was put onto Pannadeine Forte. It would take almost an hour for them to kick in an kill the pain. Over the years I have been getting unexplained aches an pains in all my joints, doctors says its just your arthritis, take these pills ( Naprosyn ) an things will get better. They usually did, so I never went back until the next time.
Avatar f tn I've been having upper abdominal pain for almost 3 months. The pain started after I took Naproxen 500mg (twice a day) for four days for the joint and muscle pain that I have in my hands and arms. My PCP thought that the pain was from taking the medicne ( =side effects )which probably casued acute gastritis. She prescribed me Ranitidin. By taking the medicine, the burning pain in my stomach was gone. However, I still had dull pain in the middle, left and right upper abdominal areas.
358486 tn?1294779988 I also have degenerative disc disease, degenerative osteoarthritis, and type 2 diabetes. Making my body an all-inclusive ache. Find a good rheumatologist who specialises in fibro. Your may need a neurologist to help with your diagnosis. During what are called "flares" it can also cause "fog" affecting your thinking. One good thing, is it is not a degenerative disease....and it won't kill you. Mine seems to improve in the summer, and worsen in cold weather.
Avatar n tn There is also a difference from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is more common and is less destructive than RA. OA tends to diffusely affect the spine and cause degenerative changes most frequently in the cervical and lumbar region. It results in a gradual narrowing of the spinal cord and roots producing symptoms of weakness, pain, numbness and stiffness. For RA conservative management would involve analgesics, antiinflammatories, and collar immobilization.
897447 tn?1242239587 sometimes when I was get dressed, my arms and legs started shaking and wouldn’t stop until I sat down and stopped using the affective limbs my limbs feel heavy at times, I get very tired around 1 or 2 pm. Sometimes I feel a electric shock in my spine, legs, arm, or neck I sometimes I feel very itchy, numbness, muscle spasms, tight muscles, muscle weakness, pins and needles, tingling My bladder has been very active; it’s been a couple of years since I’ve had this problem.
Avatar n tn Your equivocal Lyme test, even by CDC surveillance standards, should be followed up by a western blot that actually reports ALL bands. I had tingling, burning, radicular pain that I felt in my Right upper quadrant, burning soles, icy shins, twitches and fasciculations, fatigue and a stiff neck with crunchy sounds. It would all wax and wane, which is typical of spirochetal illnesses. Once again..I had very similar symptoms...
625530 tn?1221870270 I don't think I've had any other symptoms associated with Lyme or lupus, though I've had occasional mild joint pain in the fingers (diagnosed as early osteoarthritis). No diabetes as far as I know -- blood sugar levels have been fine. I have an upcoming neurology appointment, but I'm having to wait quite awhile for it. These sensations are really not that bad in and of themselves, but they're scary. I guess I'm wondering how scared to be. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
20857594 tn?1543813986 - Deep-rooted, sharp, stabbing pain in my upper groin/upper leg, basically where your thigh meets your hip. Hard to describe. It is disabling when it happens - Deep, sharp anal region pain, can only imagine it is similar in nature to what medieval victims on the pyramid torture devices felt. Happens completely randomly and without warning. Luckily, it has happened more times than I can count over my life but not often enough between episodes to be a problem/interference on daily life.
Avatar n tn SCD causes weakness and paresthesias of the distal lower extremities. As the disease progresses, weakness and spasticity of the limbs appear and postural sensation is lost, resulting in unsteadiness of gait. The advanced state is characterized by spastic paraplegia, contractures, ataxia, and impairment of other sensory modalities. Subacute combined degeneration The earliest neuropathologic lesion is distention of myelin sheaths, imparting a spongy appearance to the affected white matter.
Avatar n tn it first started with my left ankle and now it progress to my hip bone, leg bone, upper limbs, and my back when i take a deep breath. my hip bone pops loud at night usually while im in bed... this been going on for at least 1 year. i got labs done for arthritis and everything came out negative.. a chest xrays reveals a 1cm lesion in my thyroid.
Avatar f tn I too have type 2 diabetes, and fibro, and also throw in degenerative osteoarthritis. At one time I was seeing a phusical therapist, for the fibro. I had lots of fatty lumps as you describe them. The PT said they were from myofascial spasm syndrome. He would exert hard pressure to break them up. Stripping up and down my arms, legs, ribcage, exc. Left lots of bruises. Over the years they have come back.
Avatar dr m tn However, I'm currently in relapse mode (yay) and my upper back is killing me. I've found that lying on my back makes it even worse. It may not feel so bad at the time, but the pain is so much worse when I get up in the morning. Nothing like that back-crushing/burning feeling to wake you up in the morning. It's not exactly like a nice cup of coffee, but it's definitely eye-opening. My last relapse was like this also. They found a lesion on my spine that time.
378497 tn?1232147185 slightly hyper rt upper; NCT normal all limbs except for ½ CMAP on right vs. left hands; EMG normal all limbs. MRI, brain=several T2 hyperintensities, <3mm, more punctate, most in lt hemisphere. Spine: "mild" t-spine herniations (t6, t8) w/ arachnoid cyst also t6. Referred for CT myelogram, LP: Both normal. Neurosurgeons: No need for surgery. +Hoffman’s both hands, so not relevant (?
Avatar n tn My doctor tried to put me on one, I told him I am not depressed I told him I am in pain. When I was in the military I experience my upper back and and neck was a bit discomfort. My hands and fingers falling asleep. I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel by 3 doctors. Then when I was 29 a chiropractor told me I had straighten of the neck. Now doctor tell me I have a tear in my supraspinatus/Infraspinatus tear. My neck and upper back feels like pins and needle are sticking me.
Avatar n tn dizziness(10),light headedness(10),weakness in limbs(9),fatigue(7),incoordination(9)(e.g. feel like going to fall),short term memory(6),inability to focus(7), ringing ears(9).SOMETIMES:numbness in left arm(5),tingling (pins/needles) in limbs(5). Symptoms have been increasing over time(years)-coming ang going,now mostly constant and seem to increase after being in heat (e.g. shower, etc). TESTS: MRI(normal),EMG(normal),BAER/Visual(VER)(normal),bloodwork(normal). DIAGNOSIS:Rhumatol..
Avatar f tn Like you and everyone else I've had numerous tests, extensive blood and lab work, upper and lower endoscopy, mri's, chest x-ray's, abdominal ct scan's, and the list goes on. But of course everything checks out fine. I never would imagine that something that seems so simple could cause so much worry, and wear and tear on the body. So, let's keep each other posted with our progress!!
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.