... He told me he's tested patients for arthritis twice and it came back negative, and they continued to complain of pain, and the third time he tested, it came back positive. I don't know if I believe that. ... (6 replies)
... Synovitis is a characteristic finding of RA, but occurs in other arthritis states too, and approx. ... (2 replies)
... Hi I have quite bad arthritis that often wakes me up during the night and have been told that the mineral Boron can help alleviate it. ... (3 replies)
... I am new here. Saw rheumy Dec 16 2012. Have labs back. See rate 31 normal is 30, crp .50 normal <50, CPP is 326 CBC normal. Dr said ra was confirmed. He wants to start me on methotrexate. Xrays show no joint erosion. This joint pain started in sept 2012 is it possible we have caught it early and maybe slow or stop the progression. I am 54 and never really had many health... (1 replies)
... Yes, she is and she has over 30 years experience. He is on Folic Acid and takes like 6 or 8 pills of MTX a week and now up to two shots of Enbril. He is far from normal. ... (5 replies)
... Sometimes that pain will also radiate into the groin area. You def need to visit an orthopedic surgeon--mine could see the deformation with an x-ray and showed and explained it to me. I have had both hip replaced and very glad I did. An anti-inflammatory med should help you quite quickly. Naproxen--even Ibuprofen. (4 replies)
... The woman who told you about the hip replacement surgery is probably correct. Difficulty in walking with the pain you feel sounds like the beginning of hip problems.
You need to see an orthopedic doctor who will examine your hip & determine if it's the hip which is causing your pain whilst walking.
You need to have a cat scan done on your hip area, an xray will not show... (4 replies)
... ray. I'm wondering if it is arthritis or maybe bursitis. ... (4 replies)
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... Hi Oesmom2,
I recently had a trapeziectomy with ligamentous reconstruction. I didn't have the other work done that you will be having.
My surgery lasted 2 hours, plus 1.5 hours preparation which included using ultrasound to do the nerve block. I was in post-op for 1.5 hours.
I was prescribed oxycodone for pain, 1-2 pills every 4 hours. I took 1 pill before bed when the... (4 replies)
... and it went well and my hand is as strong as it was when I was 30 years old. It's just "normal". I totally recommend this surgery if anyone of you out there need it. ... (26 replies)
... I had my surgery April 30 2013. I wish I had done it sooner! I had a bad case and need the left done too. ... (26 replies)
... d an app with my RA and had to wait for 2 hours which never happened before. She came back with red eyes and very upset. She spent these 2 hours with one of her 30 years old patient who just died at the hospital from complications of RA... ... (2 replies)
... Hi. I am taking cymbalta for lupus. I'm also on several others meds but I have found to have no side effects on this drug. I am taking 30 mg. twice a day. I feel good on it but I'm also taking plaguenil, imuran and predisone for lupus. What are you taking it for? ... (8 replies)
I've read your whole thread and sympathize -- I've had some similar problems. One thing that I wanted to mention is that the New Balance store in my town will let their clients buy shoes and wear them normally --inside and outside --for a decently long period (maybe 30 days) and RETURN them if they don't work out. I consider that a godsend. (21 replies)
... rays or another MRI. Last Dr. gave cymbalta 20 mg to start and then 30 mg, then 60 mg. ... (2 replies)
... I have arthritis in my jaw, one thing that really helps is drinking tea and add honey and cinammon to it every morning. ... (21 replies)
... HI, so sorry you are having this problem I've had two rot cuff surgery w/ one having a frozen shoulder afterwards and I had to have a MUA (Manipulation under anethesia) to correct it. I still don't have full use, I have severe osteo in the shoulder and the dr. said I will need replacement down the road.
I don't know how advanced your RA is or if you have had a MRI of your... (4 replies)
... My wife woke up yesterday with a stiff and sore neck, thought she slept on it wrong. As the day went on she started to develope a low grade fever and her joints were getting sore, especially her knees and it was painful for her to walk.
Last night her fever went up to 101 and the pain was getting worse, and her ankles and hands had swollen up, not huge, but definately... (3 replies)
... inseted a medical staple to hold the main bones together in my left foot.....in the last 6 months it's become stupidly painful. If I walk or stand for more than 30 minutes I end up needing painkillers as it gets so painful.....I often dread getting up in the mornings because it's so painful. ... (5 replies)