Osteoarthritis vs walking

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Avatar f tn I had previously been diagnoised with osteoarthritis. The rhematolgist also said I had fibromyalgia, and a connective tissue disorder. I am 50 years old and have always been pretty active, and healthy for a overweight person. I was having alot of pain all over, weakness, and trouble walking. I saw 6 doctors trying to find the problem. One girl at work thought I might have MS, the MD said no, they thought it might be due to existing back problems, again no.
Avatar f tn Hello folks, I am somewhat surprised to find myself talking on a bulletin board about being an oxycontin addict, but oh well. I have some chronic knee osteoarthritis. I was reading an article on it, last year, when up popped an ad talking about an osteoarthritis clinical trial. I clicked on it, took the survey, and ended up getting enrolled.
Avatar n tn I have to say, the tramadol has made a huge difference in her continued mobility. She has severe osteoarthritis as well as deformed leg joints from rheumatoid arthritis, so she really only puts weight on one leg when she walks, but she can still get up & down the stairs most days.
Avatar f tn So, I have started walking at lunch time when the weather permits. I've pull out the ab lounge and dusted off the cob webs. I have osteoarthritis in the toes, knees, hands, and shoulders so have to be careful not to aggravate the joints and cause further damage. I also have back problems so need to be careful not to throw it out of whack. Any suggestions other than the ab lounge and walking that I can possible do to get rid of the gut? As for food, a little rough cooking for me.
Avatar f tn -my feet feel as though they are swollenSwollen glandsbut they are not and only after sleeping or sitting -they are so sore on the bottoms and upward through the middle of my feet that it is very difficult to walk -the pain is throughout both footAthlete's foot Athlete's foot, tinea pedis Clubfoot deformity Clubfoot repair Clubfoot repair - series Diabetes foot care Diabetic blood circulation in foot Erythema toxicum on the foot Foot, leg, and ankle swelling Hand or foot spasms Hand, foot, a
Avatar f tn I do think Lyrica relieved more pain, but it did cause me more side effects and in the end, I was not happy with the balance of relief vs. complications. Lyrica made me feel more dizzy and confused. For example, I would take my dose, and within minutes I wouldn't remember if I had taken it yet or not. That made me uncomfortable. I have since been diagnosed with Lyme and am not taking Neurontin or Lyrica for the time being, so that I can track how my symptoms are changing with treatment.
1225331 tn?1333369369 I've been trying to tell her and my previous neuro that since my symptoms started about 2 1/2 yrs ago, they've never gone away. They're just slowly getting worse and affecting my walking more and more. I have a Dx of RRMS but I still think it's PPMS. We have a 2-story house and I let her know that we've even considered selling it already, so I don't have to do the stairs. My neuro said that maybe the Copaxone isn't working for me. I can either switch to another DMD or try taking Ampyra.
1228375 tn?1406045327 migraines, osteoarthritis (as I've aged.... I'm 45 currently), mis-steps when walking occassionally, mild confusion and numerical dislexia to name a few. I very recently went through a few MRI's (w and w/o contrast), and a lumbar puncture. All came back normal.... MRI showed increased signal in some white matter - which, I learned, can be normal... and no infections noticed in the spinal fluid. Even getting that diagnosis at this point - it just didn't seem right.
1652468 tn?1302904098 Weak muscles lead to increased stress on joints and for this reason, regular walking is important as a preventative measure, especially as we age. If you have access to a health club or have home equipment, you should do leg strengthening exercises especially those that exercise the quadriceps, hamstrings, and muscles of the hip area. Damaging exercises include high-impact exercises, aerobics, and jogging long distances, especially on hard surfaces.
Avatar f tn I'm 20 years old and have been told that I have got degenerative discs with instability of my lower spine and a suspected herniated/slipped disc. I have had this back problem since I was 17 and have now been told that I may need a fusion to stabilise my spine and also surgery to free my trapped nerve causing my sciatica down my leg and to my foot and toes. Would you recommend I go ahead with this fusion and surgery or would you recommend other types of treatments?
Avatar m tn About 4 or 5 years ago I was prescribed hydrocodone for my osteoarthritis and migraines. The osteoarthritis is in my neck which ***** because THAT causes my migraines. The hydrocodone was a godsend! I got rid of two problems w/ 2 10/325's twice a day to take only as needed. I did that. I never went beyond 4 pills a day. Honest and I never took them every day. More like 2 maybe 3 times a week. 1 refill of 90 lasted like 3 1/2 months and I got 3 refills.
4237959 tn?1356141406 I had decompression surgery and then c5c6 fused which did help but the pain your describing was what I had from the chiari vs cervical instability. The pressure headaches where definetly chiari all of those went away for me after decompression. I still have headaches from occipital neuralgia. Hope that helped and best of luck.
Avatar f tn I try to avoid recommending any kind of supplement on here but I have to say my husband has had considerable benefit with Glucosamine and chondroitin (and stretching, avoiding certain foods and walking). Anyway I am only on week 38/48 of Telaprevir so I don't have much input. I know a lot of people here on the forum treated with it and hopefully others will chime in.
Avatar n tn There are ways to differentiate MS from radiculopathy (disc disease) on exam, such as increased reflexes and eye problems often found with MS vs. decreased reflexes, atrophy and/or weakness often associated with radiculopathy. That being said, you need a comprehensive workup, before you will know what you have. First, I would recommend an MRI of your Brain and C-spine with and without contrast (there was no mention of contrast on your previous c-spine).
Avatar n tn Update to all about my last Synvisc injection in my left leg. I am so blessed. My knee is pain free walking. I only have minor pain when walking up stairs. The right knee is still painful but with the Voltren Gel applied to it as well as some pain meds I will be able to function. Synvisc may not be for everyone but it is what was good for me. I will do it again when the time comes. If anyone considering having the injections and need some questions answered just let me know.
11119474 tn?1428705770 I fell in the store a couple of days ago when bending down to look at a product on the bottom shelf, and I have great difficulty walking and my family physician labelled that "claudication". Over the past year I have had 7 MRI's including brain, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. Lesions found in my brain and cervical region. The brain's were non-reactive, but the cervical were.
Avatar f tn combined with the fact the Inci was halted earlier than full protocol (8weeks vs. 12) then the advice given was very sound about procrit possibyt being initiated vs. Riba reduction best...
Avatar f tn it is hit or miss what works. Walking seemed to help me some. Hot bath with epsom salts..a little. I finally had to get my doctor to refill my restless legs meds (non addictive) to get some sleep. If nothing works,your doctor might help. Benedryl or OTC Alteril helps some with sleep issues and you will have them. One hour at a time is all anyone can ask. After 2 weeks it gets a little better and I started to say, One day at a time!
1096758 tn?1260991947 severe progressive respiratory weakness leaving me on oxygen 24/7; fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and a number of other diseases. I have been on pain meds (at one time oxycontin 40mg 2x per day) but for the most part on 5-15mg oxycodone every 4-6 hours. I am also on ativan 1mg every 6 hours for bad anxiety; muscle spasms etc. I am also on beclofen for MS spasticity and bentyl for stomach pain/spasticity.
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Avatar m tn glucosamine capsules, and am very pleased that it solves that pain problem (I'd read a double blind study with overwheming clinical evidence about it's application for osteoarthritis). Buy a roll of one cent/penny postage stamps (or a sheet, but a roll's the better choice). Wet and apply a row around the base of your penis at night to encircle it. An overnight/nocturnal errection will have no difficulty bursting such an obstacle, which you'll see in the morning.
748543 tn?1463449675 I went to yoga class for a few years and wore my splint at night off and on for several years, but eventually I stopped each. He did mention that I would have a risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life in my right jaw. Forward on to 2016 and I started to notice my neck and shoulders tightening. I do not know if there is an association but last summer I did fall off a boat and hit my head on a wood dock .....I ended up cracking the 2x4 where my head landed....
Avatar f tn Symptoms include, pain and stiffness in your lower back, thighs or buttocks and radiates down your leg, Pain that worsens with walking because the motion of your hips strains your sacroiliac joints, a fever can also accompany these symptoms. If you have not had an elevated temp this would be less likely the cause of your pain but not ever one has an elevated temperature.
356518 tn?1322267242 Four years ago I didn't have significant trouble walking short distances. Today I cannot walk long enough to shop for a weeks worth of groceries without being laid up for 24-36 hours. Does it not make sense that the same dose of medication I took 4 years ago will no longer ease my pain?? And Adam I know how you feel, it is scary. How will we be in another 4 years? I guess that's where hope and faith comes into play. I will look forward to the information from your PMP.
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 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?
Avatar f tn Well, I did finish my 14th day. Still a little rough, but not all day. Got a lot of cleaning and walking done and headed out the door for another NA meeting. They seem to be helping as well. Glad you two are exercising and getting that boost to help your days. Keep letting me know as y'all are 2 and 3 days ahead, so I end up being better prepared. It truly helps. I am so proud of all of us and know we still are working hard, Keep posting as it really helps us and others.