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Search found 97 matches
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Fibromyalgia
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a problem of the brain delivering too many pain messages to your body even though nothing is wrong where it hurts. Medicines don't help much as you have discovered because the problem is in the brain rather than with tissue damage. Poor sleep due to current or past stresses is often ...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: persistent pain after bunion surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Re: persistent pain after bunion surgery

Unfortunately there are a few people who will experience persistent pain even after surgery, especially after CRPS which can be especially disabling. Your question doesn't mention footwear or insoles which are absolutely vital in helping with the kind of pain you describe where the footpads are thin...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: My pain never goes away
Replies: 3
Views: 2094

Re: My pain never goes away

I agree completely. Fibromyalgia is often wrongly diagnosed and inflammatory arthritis which causes joint swelling and pain that is better with exercise, has to be excluded before making this diagnosis. Inflammatory arthritis, however, does not cause pain all over all the time or some of the other s...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Methotrexate & Covid Vaccines
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: Methotrexate & Covid Vaccines

Hello, Your father should definitely not stop methotrexate as having active rheumatoid arthritis carries a significantly increased risk of many infections so he is much safer on the methotrexate overall than off it, although he may need a higher dose or another medicine as well if his arthritis is s...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

Re: Osteoarthritis

Hi, Just a quick note to follow up on the excellent comments from Wendy, Matthew and Tracy so far. In addition to all the comments I would add that often a local authority may have exercise referral seems in your area which your GP can refer to. Its always worth a call and also checking with a local...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Exercise and osteoarthritis
Replies: 3
Views: 2006

Re: Exercise and osteoarthritis

Firstly well done for losing the weight over lockdown. It is not an easy thing to do but certainly the most effective thing you can do to decrease load and in turn pain from a joint. For every one pound in weight that you lose this equates to 4 pounds less load upon your knees and other joints when ...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Post-traumatic arthritis in shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 2630

Re: Post-traumatic arthritis in shoulder

Hello and that sounds like a nasty injury. Exercises may well help but as you have probably discovered, we use our shoulders for so many normal activities that managing the pain can be quite challenging. Pain from the shoulder may not just be coming from the joint, but from the soft tissues, for exa...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Pain in top of leg
Replies: 3
Views: 2587

Re: Pain in top of leg

Hip joint pain is felt in the groin or front of the thigh, never in the buttock or back of the leg so whether or not you have minor osteoarthritis in the hip, this is not the cause of your pain. Get some help from a physiotherapist or osteopath as it sounds as though it could be like mucular or mech...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: No hospital health
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: No hospital health

As you have young children I would guess that you are also young and therefore would doubt that your pain which sounds quite severe is due to osteoarthritis as you say that you have had it for many years. It is normal to have small amount of x-ray change with age that doctor's often call "arthr...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Foot pain
Replies: 3
Views: 2103

Re: Foot pain

Midfoot pain is a common site for osteoarthritis, but as with other types of arthritis, there is a lot that you can do to help yourself. Keeping to a healty weight is definitely very important as is keeping moving, so you are doing the right thing with Tai Chi. Insoles can definitely help, so podiat...
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