A 55-year-old female asked:
every joint in my body is in pain, i have had replacements done both knees and one hip. i have osteoarthritis. will i have to use a wheelchair?
3 doctor answers
Dr. William Haehl answered
46 years experience Family Medicine
As last resort!!!: You need to try to keep moving as much as possible. Try water exercises. Get to ideal body weight. Continue on chronic pain medication (tramadol). Maybe physical therapy if you have not already tried.
Answered on Jul 3, 2015
Dr. Ronald Krauser answered
52 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: i would urge an evaluation with a rheumatologist to determine the causebof the pain and the best treatment options. The are better options than amitriptyline.
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
53 years experience General Practice
FIBROMYALGIA ?: 55y fem. w. widespread pain she ID's as joint pain of "OA". Past metal knee/hip replacements devoid of nerves & not pain generators. Sedentariness from chronic pain & operations is fibromyalgia, FM, co-factor; via lost muscle tone & mass. Aquatherapy, wt. loss, analgesics like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta, mindfullness therapies, massage, Acupuncture, Cannabis have helped many. Find Osteopath w. FM interest.
Answered on Jul 6, 2015
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