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Arthritis

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

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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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  • 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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  • Bursitis

    I have bursitis in hips and in the knee I had. Partial Knee replacement. Trying to lose weight and modifying diet! Still experiencing pain in both hips and right knee! Also I have a bad back I. Additional to all this gout and arthritis!

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  • Bursitis

    Hi I have bursitis of the hip bursa sacs. An MRI on my hips and spine showed this. The MRI also showed I have L5/S1 prolapse. The doctors have given me a nerve root block in my spine but nothing for the bursitis. Who should I see about this and what treatments are available for this problem on the NHS...

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  • Inflamed colon and use of NSAIDs

    I have polyarthritis and fibromyalgia for which I take ibuprofen. The last few months ive had to up this due to life changes which have stressed my body more - moving house. A pain which was intermittent in my colon area became constant and acute. I had a virtual colonoscopy which revealed diverticulitis...

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  • Wonderful Arthritis Cream that works!

    Hello everyone.   Have you arthritis pain in one or all of your joints, relax I have found a wonderful cream.  I have arthritis in both knees, and am waiting for the first knee replacement surgery.   On line I found creams that are based on CELADRIN which works amazingly on myself.  It...

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  • Humira and a cold

    Hi I'm just wondering if anyone knows, am I ok to have my Humira injection when I have a bad cold?! I can vaguely remember the hospital saying to me that if I'm ever unwell not to have. Many thanks Kel

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  • Humira and a cold

    Hi I'm just wondering if anyone knows, am I ok to have my Humira injection when I have a bad cold?! I can vaguely remember the hospital saying to me that if I'm ever unwell not to have. Many thanks Kel

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  • basal thumb surgery 6 months after

    I am 37 and had dmv basal thumb surgery 6 months ago. I am having so many aches and pains still. I'm currently in my second round of hand therapy. I have no strength and am always in pain. I get shooting pains that started in my left hand then moved to the rest of my body which I now take celebrex...

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  • Feeling Crippled and In Constant Pain

    This is a rather long story but I hope someone can supply some feedback or has had a similar experience.  I am not young by any means but I look years younger than my age and have a positive attitude.  I have been dealing with some GI problems, but haven't found them nearly as debilitating...

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  • Does this sound like arthritis, please let me know

    Five years ago i had terrible lower back pain in spine which would spread from right to left in lumber region, it would not ease with cocodomol or tramodol, the only temporary ease was heat pads or hot water bottles, eventually put on steroid injections which helped, but now it's come back but...

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