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Hello, Over many years I have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in neck, spine, and knees. During the last few months the neck pain has got worse and I was referred for physio therapy which did help with the pain and stiffness. Now it seemed to have spread to the shoulders as well although I realise that might be part of the spine problem. I have also started having trouble with my hands especially the right one. I get some aching and wrist pain and some tingling in the fingers sort of sizzling. The ring finger but on right hand triggers in the morning but not during the day (I did have a steroid injection in the middle finger for triggering some years a go no pain just the trigger finger and the injection worked). I also have a lot of head aches I assume caused by the neck although I have been a life long headache sufferer with some migraines. I have recently had yearly blood tests for thyroid etc. My gp thought that maybe the thyroid medication needs adjusting or maybe Vitamin D (which I take) or B12 levels. I have not had the results yet. It does seem that once you get over 70 everything is put down to arthritis and you are left to get on with it. What I would like to know is exactly what symptoms any of you with neck arthritis get. This might help me to see where the pains are coming from before returning to the gp. All this is not helped by digestive problems all diagnosed by tests as any pain in the stomach is often felt in the back as many will know. Thank you for reading this.
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