... A bone density test would tell you the state of your bones, if you have osteoarthritis, or arthritis, ( depending on your age.)
Could you not mention your ideas to the doctors at the hospital when you next go for your appointment?
Cortisone injections don't help in the long run. If you do have any form of arthritis, you will be needing a course of anti-inflammatory meds.
I... (4 replies)
... bone density was normal. I am thinking this may be Tennis Elbow? ... (4 replies)
... A bone density test is for finding out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis. ... (4 replies)
... I have arthritis in my foot.. ... (4 replies)
... my husband has sever osteo arthritis in his knees and back why would they run a bone density test since its alrady known of his condition (0 replies)
... I have had a lot of tests and so far I am negative for autoimmune disorders including RA. My bone density test was excellent. X rays showed no signs of arthritis. Also, my celiac panel was negative. ... (3 replies)
... A bone scan only tells the bone density not if there is inflammation if the tissue, which is more common in RA. ... (11 replies)
... B27, which came back positive. She also did a bone density scan, which looked normal, and an MRI of my SI joints, which also looked normal. ... (4 replies)
... arthritis in the upper joints but he did suggest getting a bone density test. I plan to do that soon. ... (7 replies)
... That's true, bone cells do keep replaceing themselves. ... (19 replies)
... A combination of arthritis and osteoporosis can cause a great deal of spine bending. ... (9 replies)
... I have had three bone density tests in the last few years. ... (6 replies)
... d over the years, at times on a daily basis, that is part of homecare, no more of that for me. My hip can really act up if I start the lifting. At least with the bone scan I know why certain areas of my body cause me pain. ... (6 replies)
... I have blood tests qtrly, TB tests annually, and bone density annualy, as well as a hand MRI to see if the disease is progressing or not. So far, not. ... (20 replies)
... which is an arthritis medication and muscle relaxants because I have spasms. the muscle is being twisted and pulled. ... (4 replies)
... Also, my bone density is above a 2.0, which is "off the charts" for my age, and I believe it is because I have run all these years. ... (5 replies)
... Arthritis can and often does happen anywhere on the spine.
I have it up my entire spine and there are days every inch of my back hurts.
But it could be other things too.
I am under the impression "Fibromoralgia" (I spelled that wrong but I don't know how to spell it) can cause pain in the back between the shoulders.
It could also be muscles acheing/hurting from being... (13 replies)
... Thanks jovach,,,I was wondering what meds help you with pain?
I have tried Toradol & Aleve,,they just seem to upset my stomach & not help the pain. :(
I was on celabrix but heard it was banned? does that sound right?
sorry you have to live with this pain in the a$$ we call arthritis. :( (4 replies)
... doc visits. Your age has nothing to do with it, I started having problems when I was young 30's. But if you can catch some of it earlier, maybe you can help the bone thing. Do you carry a lot of heavy things at work or something to cause the wrist fracture? ... (2 replies)
... water with it, making sure he doesn't lie down after taking it and doesn't eat for at least 30 minutes afterward. The first year he was on it showed some gain in bone density, but since then his results have been mixed. He is seeing a new endocrinologist who thinks Forteo may be a good alternative for him now. ... (30 replies)