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Extreme pain in knee area with no structural damage?

Extreme pain in knee area with no structural damage?

Cartilage problems: Sometimes, cartilage defects in the knee can cause significant pain and discomfort and not be readily apparent on xray. Assuming that you have not had any additional imaging, a MRI evaluation of the knee is warranted if you have persistent pain and seemingly no other signs of structural damage on other tests. ...Read more

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What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.

What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.

Talk to a dr: Hi, Thank you for your question. I would love to discuss this in more detail with you. Please contact me if you would like to tackle your problems one on one. Either way hope you feel better. Dr. M ...Read more

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What are the best pain relievers for severe chronic joint pain as with arthritis?

What are the best pain relievers for severe chronic joint pain as with arthritis?

NSAIDs : Nsaids are the first line agents- be careful of GI or cv side effects. Dont forget about stretching and exercising! ...Read more

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How to rrelieve upper leg pain in 92 year woman with severe arthritis in both hips?

How to rrelieve upper leg pain in 92 year woman with severe arthritis in both hips?

Injection : I assume the pain is related to hip arthritis and hip replacement surgery is not considered. In such case an image-guided steroid hip injection may be at least temporary effective. ...Read more

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I've had extreme pain and stiffness in every joint and entire spine for 2 yrs. Excruciating pain in the morning. Also have chronic shortness of breath?

I've had extreme pain and stiffness in every joint and entire spine for 2 yrs. Excruciating pain in the morning. Also have chronic shortness of breath?

Sounds like some: Type of arthritis, which can also effect the lungs.Hope u c a rheumatologist soon for a diagnosis and treatment( we have some good medicine now ) get some relief and peace of mind. ...Read more

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Mri shows i hve petellafemoralsyndrome / arthritis loss of cartilage from severe arthritis in the right knee im in severe pain ?

Options: At your young age we would start treatment with antiinflammatories and therapy. Then if not successful we would do an injection and if that didn't work perhaps surgery. ...Read more

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Bouts of severe abdominal pain despite trials of Fentynal, Hydrocodone, & Oxycontin. Pain often on right side, some nausea and constipation. Help?

Bouts of severe abdominal pain despite trials of Fentynal, Hydrocodone, & Oxycontin. Pain often on right side, some nausea and constipation. Help?

Work up?: I hope you have been evaluated for this by a physician with a physical exam, blood tests, urinalysis, ultrasound, and/or CT. If not, please get seen immediately. All of the medications you mentioned can cause nausea and constipation, so your attempt at treatment could be making things worse!! ...Read more

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Joint pain in one side of body(hip and back esp), aching pain in same leg. I'm 4 mos PP, and 30 yo. Could this be arthritis?

Joint pain in one side of body(hip and back esp), aching pain in same leg. I'm 4 mos PP, and 30 yo. Could this be arthritis?

Unlikely: ? 30 yo post-partum with unilateral hip-leg pain. Concern for hypermobility Syndrome & incurred unilateral sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation from birth trauma. A SIJ belt (BOA.com) might help, which would be diagnostic. For a definitive diagnosis see Osteopath. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in both ankles, back, neck, knee joint. Father has diabetes and psoriasis. Nsaids/vit. B both help. No swelling/redness. Nerve or psa?

Chronic pain in both ankles, back, neck, knee joint. Father has diabetes and psoriasis. Nsaids/vit. B both help. No swelling/redness. Nerve or psa?

No matter what, do..: No matter what have been happening to you, practice healthy low-risk lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as the foundation of healthcare and the key to longevity. Besides, bring the feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of event to see doc for analysis, more hx, physicals, and possible tests as needed timely; at least once, that would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Severe pain in leftshoulder that affects breathing?

Severe pain in leftshoulder that affects breathing?

Shoulder Pain: Sounds like you need to have your shoulder looked at by a professional. They will check it's rom (range of motion), strength, and stability. It's possible that they may want to obtain an MRI of the shoulder or may even consider referred pain from another area radiating to the shoulder (ie. Bulging disc and pinched nerve in neck...). Also make sure that your lungs are working fine too. ...Read more

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Long-time sufferer of joint pain. In horrible pain physically and mentally, help?

Long-time sufferer of joint pain. In horrible pain physically and mentally, help?

Acupuncture: Please consider exploring acupuncture. It is effective for many types of pain and can also be very beneficial with mental health issues. I am a psychiatrist and i perform acupuncture on many of my patients. ...Read more

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I have hypermobility Ehlers danlos. im in constant pain in multiple joints. PT doesnt help. I've been to rheumatologists and others. Specialists? Plz

I have hypermobility Ehlers danlos. im in constant pain in multiple joints. PT doesnt help. I've been to rheumatologists and others. Specialists? Plz

Fibromyalgia: 20's female w. Ehlers-Danlos c/o "pain multiple joints" w/o P.T. benefits. Widespread muscle spasm & tendonosis likely compensate for ligament laxity, i.e., symptoms of fibromyalgia, which is highly associated w. ED. Aquatherapy, wt. loss, Cannabinoids for pain & sleep, whole foods, gentle Yoga, soft mattress, massages, walking, & possibly a sacroiliac joint belt for pelvic stability when upright. ...Read more

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What types of eds are associated with pain and/or chronic pain?

? Ehlers-Danlos Syn.: The most common pain associated with eds comes from the fact that the connective tissue supporting the joints becomes lax and allows chronic joint dislocations. These people frequently notice they are "double-jointed" but later experience the chronic dislocations. A more serious kind involves blood vessels where they can spontaneously rupture. Eds can also be a limited to the skin. ...Read more

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