First you should save your money and skip the chiropractor. Then you should see an ortho doctor that specializes in spines. I'm not a doctor but I would doubt the numbness is caused by arthritis. It's more likely there's a pinched nerve in your neck. You will probably need an MRI and maybe an EMG to test nerve function. Do not let a chiropractor anywhere near your neck.View Thread
First off, go to an orthopedic surgeon. Not all of them will refuse to do surgery if you are overweight. You haven't tried yet so just go. If one turns you down then try another.
Second, find a pool and go swimming. Look at schools, hotels, YMCAs, whatever. Our local aquatic center is awesome and it's not expensive. Swimming is the best exercise you can do for your joints and your whole body. And you don't need to know how to swim. Get a flotation device and kick, move your arms or just run in the pool.View Thread
Countless people have had this sort of problem. I've had it in both shoulders. My advice is to go straight to an orthopedic doctor and skip the family doctor. Shoulders are complicated joints so getting answers and treatment will be a process.View Thread
Well, I have no idea what collesterol arthritis is but I, personally, would never go near a chiropractor. Especially for a frozen shoulder.These are usually treated with a combination of anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections and physical therapy. The therapy is probably the most effective. However, at the end of the day, the only cure for a frozen shoulder is time.View Thread
I blew out my knee at age 15 and had arthritis by the time I was 28. So what. Running isn't the only activity. I took up biking which is easier on knees. And I also started swimming which is excellent exercise all around. You don't lose your job because you have arthritis in your knee. I'm in my 50's now and I have already had my knee replaced. But I have arthritis in my foot, shoulders, hip, back, etc. I still work and still swim and still ride a bike on occasion.
This isn't a death sentence. focus on the things you CAN do and go do them. Keep the knee strong and mobile and then you can stop dwelling on what you CAN'T do and feeling sorry for yourself.View Thread
What did your doctor say? And what will you be returning to work from? I have arthritis, a torn labrum, and bone spurs in my hip. I walk all day long at my work. At some point I'll be getting my hip scoped to repair the labrum. Until then I manage the pain with meds.View Thread
As I stated in my other post to you, if you're in a physically demanding job that you know you can't do forever, learn another trade. Go back to school. You'd be surprised at how many people are changing their careers in their 40's, 50's and even 60's.View Thread
I'm not really sure what the point is of your post. It's very difficult to read for one but also confusing as to what you're asking.
Obviously you had a reaction to the medications so stopping them is the right thing to do. There are all kinds of drugs out there for OA. Which one helps is a lot of trial and error and totally unpredictable. But that has nothing to do with whether or not your diagnosis is correct. We cannot tell you that. If you are questioning the diagnosis then the best thing to do is take your x-rays and MRIs to another orthopedic surgeon for confirmation.View Thread