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by wendygreen
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Gout & Pseudogout
Topic: Can one prevent attacks of pseudogout?
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Can one prevent attacks of pseudogout?

Hi,

That sounds like a good plan - I hope you get the correct diagnosis soon.

Wendy
by wendygreen
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain Clinic Failure
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Pain Clinic Failure

Hi, From my own personal experience the best way of dealing with chronic pain is through targeted, gentle exercises as advised by a physiotherapist. Exercise not only helps to ease pain and stiffness, it also improves mobility and range of movement, so it will make it easier for you to perform every...
by wendygreen
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Gout & Pseudogout
Topic: Can one prevent attacks of pseudogout?
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Can one prevent attacks of pseudogout?

Hi, Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals being deposited in the joints and when it is chronic it causes similar symptoms to those of OA - long term joint damage, pain and stiffness. The main treatments for the flare-ups of pseudogout are rest, ice packs and anti-inflammatory medici...
by wendygreen
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Back pain
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: Back pain

Hi, Unfortunately one in four people who have psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will suffer from pain and stiffness in their neck or back. You sound as though you're doing all you can to manage your condition by exercising and watching your diet etc., so it may be that your GP/rheumatologist needs to review...
by wendygreen
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Fatigue

Hi, Unfortunately chronic fatigue is a key symptom of seropositive RA. However, I agree with Rachael - if you're constantly suffering from fatigue it may mean that your RA isn't being adequately controlled by the medication you're taking, so this may need to be reviewed by your GP or rheumatologist....
by wendygreen
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Will this lead to arthritis?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Will this lead to arthritis?

Hi Linda, Osteoarthritis (OA) is basically joint wear and tear and most people will develop it to some degree later in life. However, if a joint is overused or put under stress it is much more likely to develop OA. If you often feel pain in your elbows that suggests to me that the weights you're lif...
by wendygreen
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Older treatments better?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Older treatments better?

Hi, I'm afraid you're right - Elliman's liniment doesn't appear to be available any more. All I can suggest is that your husband and his friend try some different products such as Tiger Balm (white or red), Biofreeze or Flexiseq. Tiger Balm contains cooling, pain-relieving menthol (peppermint oil) ,...
by wendygreen
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Best way to exercise
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Best way to exercise

Hi, It must be very hard for you to find that your mobility has been so severely affected by RA. I'm wondering if you've seen a physiotherapist, as they would be the best medical professionals to advise you on the types of exercise you can safely do without exacerbating your condition? If you haven'...
by wendygreen
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Is this the start of arthritis?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Is this the start of arthritis?

Hi, This could well be the start of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a type of repetitive strain injury. It would be worth seeing your GP for a diagnosis and advice. Also, it's worth asking your employer to carry out an assessment of your workspace ergonomics, as they are responsible for making sure...
by wendygreen
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Spondylosis, nerve damage? Hellish pain for years
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Spondylosis, nerve damage? Hellish pain for years

Hi, Judging by your symptoms and the fact your GP has prescribed Gabapentin it sounds likely you are suffering from nerve pain due to having spondylitis. I too suffer from spondylitis, otherwise known as neck arthritis, and also have bulging discs which have caused nerve pain right down to my wrists...
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