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Arthritis

Also known as Joint Swelling/Pain, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Polyarthritis, Septic Arthritis

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  • Knee Pain For Two Years

    This is my first post, and I am 16 years old, so please bear with me!! Around two years ago, I sustained a knee injury when I was playing ringette, an ice sport similar to hockey. I was tripped, and landed directly on my knee, and when I stood up, my knee gave out. After a month of pain, I seen a doctor...

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  • Degeneration in neck and spine

    Not sure if I am posting in the correct forum.  A few years ago I was told I have arthritis in the neck and degeneration through out the spine.  Recently I have been suffering a lot of pain in the back which only really improves if I don't walk around or do any activity.  Heat helps...

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  • pain in leg

    I woke up last night with a pain in my leg .A huge lump came out and then went back in .The area is very tender today .Any ideas?

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  • Shoulder pain for 1 year, what should I do?

    Last September I started doing some dancing for a bit of fitness. 3 weeks into the weekly sessions I got a sharp stabbing pain radiating through my shoulder from the base of my neck all the way down to the bottom of my rib cage and across. I was seen by a doctor who said I had reactions Frozen shoulder...

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  • Please help!

    Hello, I've been dealing with a whole lot of anxiety symptom for the past year. From dizziness, to off balance to brain Fog and muscle twitching. It's been a week now that I've started to notice that I'm having a "hard time" (feeling) of walking with right leg (sometimes left)...

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  • Severe joint pain

    I have had severe pain for 4 months. Started in left shoulder, Doctor diagnosed frozen shoulder. It then spread to right shoulder, the back of both knees, up the back of both thighs and into both hips.

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  • 26 years old with intense knee pain for a decade

    Alright, let's start this from the beginning. I want to make sure to get as many details in here as possible. Starting when I was sixteen, I started developing aches in my knees. It always seemed to start a couple hours before night time. The aches start in my knees and seem to travel up into my...

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  • Aching fingers and hands

    Hi I have had this for nearly a year now and my doctor has referred me to a specialist and I will be attending the neuromuscular clinic when I am next on the waiting list. But I am not attending this clinic because of my aching fingers and hands.  It is because I have muscle weakness that has got...

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  • Any thoughts on memory foam toppers?

    Dr supposedly diagnosed me with burstitus in my hip and leg. Prescribed nothing for pain or help. So not sleeping is still a major issue. Anyone have thoughts on memory foam toppers? Like 3 inch or 4? Memory foam only ? I bought one at walmart not thinking just desperation yesterday but realize its 2...

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  • Stem cell procedure on the 11th August

    Any advice or feedback greatly appreciated please .  Following stem cell / PRP procedure on the 11 th August for a slap tear and bicep tendonitis I have been doing great and free from all my morphine medication. I am worried I have made a BIG mistake to interfere with my recovery . In the Last 48...

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  • Fast growing bone spurs

    I am a 37yo male and I have developed bone spurs on the tops of both middle fingers and smaller spurs on both index fingers. The ones on the middle fingers are clearly visible. I have many other symptoms and an immediate family history but I'm interested in the fact that these visible bone spurs...

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  • In pain, vacation soon, need help

    Hello all.  I'm a 53-year-old obese female (252 5'2".  I have diabetes, controlled high blood pressure, diverticulosis, and bilaterial knee osteoarthritis.  I've been treated with steroid shots in one knee.  It made my diabetes skyrocket and I only had relief for...

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  • lump on bone under knee leg pain

    I noticed a lump appeared under my knee about 6 months ago I went to the doctors had bloods taken and he diagnosed me with osgood schlatter. I found this odd bearing in mind I'm 30 and have no history of sports and exercise is minimum I.e walking, The lump does not hurt also. The last couple of weeks...

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  • Boy have I ever learned a lot!

    Have I learned a lot! After being in intense pain for 12 years of my life due to crippling arthritis, after RTKR 19 months and LTKR 3 months ago, boy am I excited to find that I can clean the shower and take brisk walks for 40 minutes, use an exercise bike at the top speed for 20minutes and SO much MORE!...

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  • Arms and legs numb during sleeping

    It has been happening for a long time now. I changed the bed and pillow but it did not help. I am 26 and this numbing is not only happening during sleep but also when I am working. I find my hands going numb and legs numb. Then I stand up, walk for a while and it goes away. During sleep it is so serious...

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  • No Weight baring surgery

    When I'm depressed from constantly laying on my couch due to my Fusion surgery on my foot I start playing all my scrabble games watch every movie on TV and I start calling my friends and having discussions with them to get out my depression I also turn to the refrigerator to eat my favorite ice...

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  • broken leg

    been out of my fulll leg nwb cast for 2 weeks today, getting a lot more flexiblity in ankle and knee, but still very swollen when I'm not resting, is this normal?

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  • Arthritis ? or solely Fibromyalgia?

    Uncertainty . I have been to a rheumatologist  twice. Just to feel slightly confused . My Condition seems to be prevalent in the winter. (Started last winter, summer came and went and I have virtually no pain) I Understand the concept of barometric pressure. And that this could possibly play a role...

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  • Bed Side Manner

    This is a question mostly for the ladies, simply because men and women patients are treated didfferently sometimes. Historically women were often viewed as "hysterical" about their health and so weren't taken seriously. I have seen many doctors and on the first visit they're...

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  • Joint stiffness and pain in fingers. Age 21

    Hi there i've had symptoms of joint stiffness and pain for almost 2 years. It started of as a very subtle stiffness, and now is quite painful. I go to the gym regularly and have lost grip strength as my joints are very painful doing deadlifts. I've also noticed a bony growth on 1 of my PIP joints....

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  • Bilateral hip replacement!

    Hi! Two weeks ago I had both hips replaced- (bilateral hip replacement) - (anterior approach ) after unsuccessfully trying stem cell therapy a year ago on both hips..I am a professional Choreographer/performer/ dance instructor ....So far I'm progressing well....doing stairs and almost on a cane...

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  • Swelling and pain beneath the left knee.

    Hello there, I have a swelling just below my left knee. The point aches when touched. The pain is like that of cuts or burns and not like joint pains. I have been taking Diclofenac Potassium for 2 weeks as per my physicians prescription but feel no relief yet. What should I do? Kind Regards.  

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  • Crepitus - why is it not taken seriously?!

    Hi I've just searched through the forums to see if anyone has done a discussion about crepitus. It seems not - which is nothing against any contributors or the medical profession, but it does seem to be indicative of the lack of info/concensus about excessive popping/cracking/snapping, Does anyone...

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  • Cartiva

    I had Cartiva three weeks ago wondering if others have had the procedure and how its going?  thnak you!!  

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  • thumb arthritis stem cell therapy

    Has anyone had stem cell therapy on a thumb?  I am a 70 year old woman interested in Bone Marrow, and PRP injections but have not found anyone who has had this procedure done.  Wondering if it will be worth it.  I realize there is no guarantee of success, but did it help you and for how...

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  • Worse after prp.and stem cells in shoulder

    Had partial left shoulder tear. It no longer hurt and I was able to do some things but not what I had been doing. Doctor suggested stem cells and prp. Had it a month ago and am I constant pain and it is worse than when I first injured shoulder. Could procedure have made it worse permanently? Very discouraged. 

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  • Thumb joint replacement

    Have had moderate pain in my thumb for a few years but now the pain is horrible and seems to affect my entire hand and at times will radiate up the arm sometimes all the way to the shoulder.  Saw a hand surgeon and he is recommending surgery to replace the joint in my thumb.  Has anyone had...

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  • Both outer sides of feet, pain in bone.

    I am struggling to cope with a burning like pain associated with a throb in both the outer sides of my feet. i believe it to be the fifth metatarsal although not sure. However it is the bone running from pinky toes, near base of foot that protrudes (or does in my case)  near to the ankle. Evenings...

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  • Joint pain everywhere

    I have arthritis throughout the lumbar region and am now having mri to see what's happening in upper spine and neck but it feels similar to lumbar . But now getting pain in rib joints . Left shoulder joint. And today knee and elbow . What the heck is going on . Can someone please help .

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  • Arthritis caused by broken wrist

    My 20-year old son broke his wrist in a cycling accident last month.  At A&E the x-ray showed not too bad a fracture, a small chip off the bone. He was put in a cast and told that he would only hear from the virtual fracture clinic if they found anything from the x-ray.  He then heard nothing....

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  • Knee replaced

    Wed 6/14 had knee replaced, had PT Wed. & Thur.came home Friday and by late afternoon could not stand on knee, went to Dr. offce ad Xrays taking and my Dr. said he see nothing that would couse this. It's Saturday noe and I still can not any weight on knee, has any one else had this problem? I'm...

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