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Search found 97 matches
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: osteoarthritis and knee replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 3614

Re: osteoarthritis and knee replacement

Hello, It sounds as though you are having a really difficult time and as you have discovered, many medicines are not very effective for the pain of arthritis. Self-management, however will allow you to take better control of the things that are contributing to your pain including (commonly) inactivi...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Re: Osteoarthritis

Hello, Many people think that osteoarthritis is just something that is a normal part of getting older and that pain is to be expected. This is absolutely not the case and there are lots of things that your husband can do to help himself. Self-management is essential for all types of arthritis so see...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Is it arthritis?
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Re: Is it arthritis?

Hello, It sounds as though you have been through a difficult time. Bursitis, or impingement, or other conditions that cause pain around the outer edge of the thigh (often now called greater trochanteric pain syndrome) are not the same thing as arthritis which affects the joints. Pain from the hip jo...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Medication To Go Alongside Methotrexate?
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Medication To Go Alongside Methotrexate?

Hello Caz. You are right, 10 methotrexate tablets (25mg) weekly is the maximum dose. All rheumatologists follow a "treat to target" approach which means controlling the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis as much as possible, preferably so that patients have no joint pain and tende...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain itself
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Re: Pain itself

That's a great question. There are many possible reasons but one of the most common may be that having pain often causes people to either lose hours of sleep completely or because sleep is fragmented and restless. Being sleepless then causes more pain and more fatigue. Having pain is draining emotio...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Mucus cysts on end joints of fingers.
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Re: Mucus cysts on end joints of fingers.

A mucus (or synovial) cyst occurs when there is an outpouching of the synovial membrane that lines a joint, usually on the distal (end) joints of the fingers as a result of osteoarthritis. It is a bit like the inner tube of a bicycle tyre bulging outwards and sometimes these cysts can rupture and le...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: pain-any new medication I could try?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: pain-any new medication I could try?

It sounds as though you have been on medication for a very long time but if you still have pain then clearly the medicines are not working and you should try to reduce them. Long term anti-inflammatories including ibuprofen are not recommended as they have many potential side effects including stoma...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Rituximab
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Rituximab

Once you have been started on a biologic medication, provided that is continuing to work and that you don't have any unacceptable side effects,then there is no reason (financially at least) that it will need to be stopped and some people have now been on rituximab for many years. Rituximab, like all...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: hydrocortisone injections
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: hydrocortisone injections

In a study of patients with knee osteoarthritis over 2 years, patients who received regular steroid injections had no better pain relief after 2 years than those who had no injections, and they also had more cartilage damage at 2 years. Injections therefore may cause a temporary reduction in pain, b...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Multiple chronic conditions, drug allergies & osteoarthritis
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Multiple chronic conditions, drug allergies & osteoarthr

Your symptoms sound very much more like fibromyalgia than anything else, especially given your sleep disturbance and progressive loss of mobility. If you have not already been seen by a rheumatologist, you should ask for a referral as many departments have fibromyalgia programmes that can help you t...
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