My hands have suddenly started bothering me. It's hard to explain, except when I move my fingers or close my hand my fingers hurt REALLY bad. I can tell it's in the joints. This is new for me. It's happening in both hands and it came on in both hands at the same time starting 2 days ago.
What could it be. What can I do, what should I do.
Thanks but that is not the problem. The kneecap is frozen and I have a lot of inflamation in my knee and tightness in my thigh. Another week of Physical Therapy and I go back to the Dr. and he is going to give me some type of injection underneath the kneecap. Doesn't sound fun, sounds like more pain.
I have been getting pain in one ear or the other when I get a bad headache. I've had my ears checked and checked but I'm told my ears look just fine and that is that. Anybody know what to do for ear pain. It can get pretty sharp.
Kelly, regardless of whatever. I have no pain pills and suffering. I went to physical therapy for my knee and my neck today and usually I'm there for 2 hours but I couldn't take the pain anymore after 1 hour. They put heat on both my knee and neck for 15 minutes then worked on both. She said that my neck and knee are badly inflamed. I asked how she knew and she said that just look at my knee and see all her finger print indentations. That's swelling. The pain tonight is unbelievable. My knee gave out twice on me today with a pop. I see my neck Dr. on June 1st and my knee Dr. on June 9th. I may call them tomorrow and tell them I can't take the pain and see what happens. BBView Thread
I went to the Dr.s yesterday. He gave me a very painful cortizone shot. Then said the same that my knee cap is not moving for some reason. He said stay off it as much as possible. Go back to physical therapy and tell them they need to work on the knee cap regardless of the pain to touch it. I go back in 3 weeks and if the knee cap still won't move then he is going to perform a procedure in the office to get under the knee cap. His only warning is it is very painful. I told him then he better do some numbing, IV pain meds or something. I have enough problems with my heart, chest pain and High Blood Pressure.
Guess we wait and see. I'll let you know about the physical therapy. I have no more pain meds. My prime care told me to take 4000mg of tylonal a day and 1800mg of Ibuphrophen a day to deal with the pain.
Hello, You probably have a high tolerance for medication like I do, because we are actually misusing the medication. We don't do it on purpose, we don't mean to it's just we have severe pain and we just keep taking medication until we reach our limit. My therapist told me today that this is actaully a drug addiction, but it's nothing to be embarrassed about because we don't mean it and have serious pain and want it to go away. Talk to your Prime Care Dr. about this and have them set you up with a pain management Dr.. I'm going to do this tomorrow Thursday. The Opiods make my depression worse and then I want to take more pills so I feel nothing and just numb. Good Luck BBView Thread
For walking I have to walk a distance to get to other offices. I do stand for periods of time. I see my Knee Dr. on Thursday and I'm going to ask for another MRI if he can't be sure of the problem. I work for a school district and they don't have to have disability insurance. My boss and I don't really get a long lately, so she would do nothing for me.
My pain is severe and I spoke to my therapist today and she said I need to speak to my Prime Care Dr. about the Opiod medications I have been taking. She said that I have been trying to take away the pain for so long that I am addicted to these drugs because I keep taking more and more to get rid of the pain and I have ended up with a high tolerance for these meds.
I made an appt. to see her Thursday also. I'm nervous about telling her all the meds I have been taking for my pain. My therapist said I need to have her hook me up with a pain management Dr. to get my pain under wraps.
I really need to be careful as I have some heart issues, but all I can think about is feeling nothing, dulling everything physical pain and mental pain.
I have a headache so bad right now it's giving me stabbing pains in my eye's.
Crying doesn't help! I just want it all to go away.
Had knee surgery for the 3rd time on Feb. 4th. They repaired the damage but I still have excruciating pain. I walk with a limp and after walking 10 minutes I'm in horrible pain in my knee. Physical Therapy doesn't even know why so much pain except they have told me that my knee cap isn't moving. 4 differnt therapists don't understand why.
My Dr. told me that there will be no more surgeries unless it's to have a full knee replacement.
I'm taking so many pain pills plus anything else that might help, but it's not helping. I see my Dr. again on Thursday and I'm going to request another MRI unless he can come up with something.
Another really big problem is that I have been out of work on medical leave for the past 5 months and if I don't return to work by 6/6/11 I lose my job, my pay, my insurance..