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Reply: How do you complete daily activities with severe o...
Hi Natalie, I came across this post tonight an maybe we could help each other with info. On OA . I've had...More
Posted by mmorgan854
CMC Joint Arthritis
I am a professional musician and I rely on my guitar playing to make my living. I found out that I had cmc joint...More
Posted by emadis
Reply: Hip Surgery Bursa Removed
I had the surgery on Oct 2 - immediate relief from the terrible pain that wouldn't let me sit or sleep for any...More
Posted by kathe626
Reply: Pain after basal joint arthroplasty
I hope that you are still responding. I am 12 weeks post op, and diagnosed with CRPS today. What procedures...More
Posted by sanrafael
Scheduled for bilateral partial's but now afraid I...
49 yrs old and am scheduled for bilateral partial knee replacement. My ortho did all the correct test and...More
Posted by redstephred
Non-joint arm pain/osteoarthritis?
I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, years ago. It is not very bad at all most of the time. For about a...More
Posted by lady1001
knee osteoarthritis
I have bone on bone but no pain. I was told I need a knee replacement. Do I need that since I have no pain?
Posted by david1314
Bursitis Sac surgery
I am a female 71 years old and my bursa sacs have been inflamed for the past 15 years, getting worse as I get...More
Posted by carol6741
Bursectomy pain
I had my bursa removed 6 days ago. Only taking a half of a pain pill at bedtime. I am still hurting when...More
Posted by An_260003
I've limitations on medications and live in consta...
all my life, i never drank milk(maybe has to do with, or not) My recent bone scan showed advanced...More
Posted by An_259974
article - healing
An osteoarthritis patient has written an article entitled "My Struggle & Triumph over...More
Posted by sure7
Reply: Fighting OA
I am so very glad I found your post! You think you are alone in the battle of OA until you find a...More
Posted by shirley_knot2000

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Reply: shoulder arthritis
Thank you for the advice and words of encouragement. I have like you suggested been a sponge for...More
Posted by keeping_my_head_up
Advice requested: Deciding whether to have thumb ...
Given pretty advanced stage of arthritis, with thumb collapsed in hand, bone spurs and zig-zag deformity, I...More
Posted by An_259745
Reply: Ugh. ..i wish my bursa would chill out!
Thanks, I'll wheel it out.
Posted by juliejewel5
Reply: Osteoarthritis foot pain
I will absolutely look into this. Is it a topical cream? A medication? A therapy? Last night was another...More
Posted by _elizabeth
Reply: osteoarthritis
I agree with the other poster - see a good pain management specialist, preferably one that is a physiatrist....More
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Posted by davedsel2
NOTICE: To runners & walkers w/hip bursitis
My physical therapist just told me that he has found that runners and walkers who consistently walk/run on the...More
Posted by txdogmom
Reply: Spinal Canal Narrowing in Neck
You had better be seeing a Neurosurgeon right away!
Posted by txdogmom
Reply: Ugh. ..i wish my bursa would chill out!
The bursa is removed entirely and it does grow back, without the bursitis. However, bursitis can develop again...More
Posted by txdogmom
Reply: knee giving out
You are likely to become a person who is subject to falling as my wife is. I would like to suggest that you...More
Posted by artalejack
Reply: Acute onset OA in hands?
Hi I am now 54 and OA began for me around the age of 45 with my finger joints swelling up especially if i put...More
Posted by vin60
Reply: Monovisc Injection for OA in knee?
I had synvisk (sp?) injections twice over a five year span. Worked for about three months then pain...More
Posted by princetriplets3
OA of the acromioclavicular joint
Hi. I am a 21 year old female, and after 3-4 years of chronic shoulder pain I've recently been diagnosed with...More
Posted by hwise93
I have osteoarthritis of the hips. It has been suggested that when I awake in the morning and my hips are...More
Posted by artalejack
Reply: Topical Pain Relief
aspercream woks as does salon paus patches
Posted by artalejack
Reply: Osteoarthritis in lower back
I saw a chiro initially and he was going to fix me naturally. Then I took my MRI to an MD he sent me to a...More
Posted by laidbackmatt
Reply: newly diagnosed
I have OA in my lower back (lumbar). I was diagnosed four years ago. I have seen several neurologists and...More
Posted by laidbackmatt
Reply: oa and ra
Thanks for responding. It's not much fun but I get along. How are you doing?
Posted by pegigi
Marrow Endema
Hello, I have been diagnosed with marrow endema in head neck and proximal shaft of right femur and acetabulum...More
Posted by An_258933

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