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Osteoarthritis

Also known as Arthritis - Osteoarthritis

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  • Pain Relief

    Hi, I’ve been on here for awhile and have been reading everyone’s posts.  I was diagnosed at 51 with hip OA.  It took awhile to wrap my head around it, I felt like I was too young for this. But I’ve learnt since then that this can hit at any age. I just drew the short straw in the hereditary...

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  • Sensation BEHIND knees following TKR

    I had my knees replaced 10 weeks ago and am taking Tylenol during the day, when I need to. My pain level is really manageable, and mostly present if I overdo something. The problem I’m having is the awful sensation BEHIND my knees when I try to sleep! It’s like a buzzing kind of sensation that’s similar...

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  • Spinal steroid injections for 3 years

    I'm new here and so glad I have found others who can help each other. I'm 61 with a lot of joint pain. I get steroid injections 3-4 times a year for the past 3 years in my lower spine. I'm starting to have A lot of popping and cracking up and down my spine including my neck. Also the arthritis...

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  • Leg locking?

    I havnt been out my house in a year with personal problems. The only movement I do is livingroom and kichen. But recently when I try to use my legs my thigh muscle goes tight and hurt there and then / today I was swinging my nephew with my legs and my right thigh muscle locked and it was exstreamily...

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  • Severe Osteoarthritis all over my body...

    Hi, I am new to this forum, and really am seeking any information I can find. Just wondering if anyone knows of or has osteoarthritis all over, I mean everywhere. I have it in my feet, ankles, knees, hips, spine, hands, fingers, and elbows and shoulders. My right hip is gone I need a total hip replacement,...

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  • Hip pain 9 months after left anterior THR

    I want to know if anyone else has been through this painful dilemma.  I’m a 54 year old male who had a left total hip replacement. (Anterior). All along the past 9 months I’ve shown improvement.  With the exception of a tightness that really has never gone away.  My leg really hasn’t gain...

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  • Blood Clot

    As you all are aware of I was quitting smoking to have surgery on my right hip;Hip replacement. However I just learned I have a blood clot in the same area where I have severe arthritis RH. I was getting steroid shots in the area for almost 2 years now after the blood clot shows up I checked to find...

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  • I'm weighing up surgery on my thumb joints

    I have osteo arthritis of both thumb joints. I'm 70, still very active ( currently on a skiing holiday) and work full time in my business. My condition is getting increasingly painful. I get by with painkillers. I have seen a surgeon but I'm really concerned about the long recovery time. ...

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  • Too young?

    I had a arthroscopy recently and saw my surgeon on Friday. He said my kneecap is down to bone on bone but said I couldn't have a replacement as I'm too young, I'm 53. It's more painful since the surgery. What should I do? Any suggestions?

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  • Bone spurs in neck

    Hi been in pain since nov with cervical bone spur which is causing me chronic pain in neck and shoulder. I work in a nursery and I’m room leader in a baby room of 9 babies my job requires a lot of lifting and carrying and I go home in agony I have been advised to look for another job as the lifting is...

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  • Wrist Saga

    Hi All. I'm feeling relief already at having joined this forum. It's my first. I have been living with so much chronic pain for so long, and it's taking it's toll. I don't even know where to begin. I had the first fusion about 6 years ago after being diagnosed with stage 4 osteoarthritis...

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  • End Stage Osteoarthritis - Both Knees

    I have experienced SEVERE pain for several years now as I have had to lose weight for total knee replacement surgeries. Have lost 30 pounds and need to lose 10 more. Have caregiver. Can barely walk. Can't do anything but sit and the pain is increasing badly. Have a walker but need wheelchair but...

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  • Newly diagnosed

    Hey everyone, I'm new on here and this is my first post. So I had been getting a lot of hip pain, across my back and down my left leg. Mainly on and off for years but past 6 months a lot worse. Im only 31 but I couldn't get off the floor on my own, out of the bath on my own or walk sometimes...

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  • Hip OA. Can bone fragments 'move'?

    Hi, I have OA in both knees and 1 hip. I've had an injection in 1 knee but it didn't make any difference. My hip has been getting worse recently with a grinding sound and feel - especially going up and down stairs. The pain has been awful. However, tonight, it seems like the 'bits' that...

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  • Ankle replacement or Fusion

    I was diagnosed with end stage osteoarthritis in sept 16 after having ligament surgery. Since then the pain has been getting increasingly worse and having a knock on effect with my mobility etc. I had an injection in Jan but it only lasted about 3 weeks my surgeon said it should last about 3 months....

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  • Strength and grip after basal thumb surgery

    I have osteoarthritis of the right thumb joints (cmc  trapezium and scap joint). I'm 48, still very active (aerobics with weights, yoga, bike riding) and use the computer for my job (I've worked at reducing mouse use as much as possible). I just had my first cortisone shot yesterday...

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  • Finally almost pain free and off the Tramadol

    I’m relieved to say that the Pregabalin & Amitriptyline I have been prescribed have made me more or less pain free and I have been off Tramadol for just over 6 weeks. I had a few nasty withdrawal symptoms but not as bad as I was expecting.  It’s not all good news though. When on Tramadol...

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  • Stem cells for hip

    Hi everyone, I have been diagnosed with OA of the hips the right having bone on bone. I do not want surgery. I go for physo and chryo and acupuncture. I stopped running after my diagnosis. I am unhappy. I do yoga now which helps. I do other forms of exercise and muscle strengthening. I want to fix my...

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  • Educate yourself

    I was at an excellent seminar sponsered by the Arthritis Foundation & Cleveland Clinic in Westlake, Ohio last week. I was amazed at the number of attendees who do not understand their condition which was evident by their questions & conversations. Osteoarthritis is a rough road since the mechanics...

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  • Cortizone injection

    I am currently experiencing OA on my second knee. This one is more painful than the first one. I have tried the following to relieve the pain Ibuprofen gell + co-codamol......stomach upset & very drowsy changed to Fledene + paracetamol.....little relief latest is Voltarol Emulgel....early days as...

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  • Painful knee became advanced hip OA

    I have been suffering with severe leg and knee pain for many years and recently asked for a referal.  I was really surprised to learn that my knee OA is not too bad but I have advanced OA of the hip and a total hip replacement has been suggested. i never connected my knee pain to my hip as it’s...

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  • Knee arthritis pain

    My knees are particularly bad and the pain runs down my leg into my foot.  It doesn’t matter if I sit or stand it’s there constant.  Anyone else have it?

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  • Withdrawal from Steroid injections

    Hi I’ve been on long term steroid injections (5 years) for osteoarthritis. I e been having them every 4/6 months over that time. I was due an injection in February but due to getting bad bleeding under the skin on my hands, I thought I’d stop having the injections to see if the bleeding stops.....,,....

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  • Osteoarthritis & no pain meds

    I've got osteoarthritis in my neck, low back, hip & pelvis. I'm only 58 but on disability due to this & other medical issues. There are 2 large hospitals in my city, & Medicare has pressured both to refrain from treating pain with long term opiods. I've been on hydrocodone for...

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  • OA in right knee, but also other problems....linked?

    Im 36 and been diagnosed with OA in my knee after a xray. I also am awaiting ACDF surgery to my cervical spine for wear and a bone spur and also awaiting physio and injections to my shoulder for wear to AC joint and inflamed bursa.  Its so odd all these things are on my right hand side and all...

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  • Stem cell nightmare!

    I had my own adult adipose stem cell & PRP injected into both knees.  Ten days later the left knee developed chronic inflamation.  The pain has been really unbearable since !!  I’m 65. Female, good health, not overweight.  I only wanted to stave off knee replacement down the...

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  • Osteoarthritis and bone spurs in lower back.

    So I had a knee replacement in January. The last 6 weeks I've had dreadful groin hip and back pain. In thought it was due to the hip OA I have and the knee. I saw consultant yesterday who did an x-ray. Hip OA not to bad, but said I have bad degeneration in lower spine and developed bone spurs. I...

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  • Spinal OA

    Hi everyone. I just want to ask a few questions. I'm 29 and have been having back pain constantly for a year now. It feels like intense cramps in the spine. I saw a chiropractor and we did x rays which showed I have a functional (fixable and not from birth) scoliosis. My lower back goes to right...

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