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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back is usually described as the region between the end of the rib cage to the pelvic bone. The back pain may be related to problems with the nerves, muscles, circulation, ligaments, bones and joints. If the pain is aching, dull with stiffness, muscle spasms are usually the cause. If the pain is sharp, shooting, burning, throbbing , numbness, tingling, ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Avoid potential trauma to your joints
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Avoid traumatic exercise like running. Swimming is good.
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Use splints and braces
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Try drugs like naproxen to help you get through pain and exercise more
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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Can my lower back pain be caused by arthritis?

Can my lower back pain be caused by arthritis?

Yes it could: Arthiritis is the most common cause of back pain. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Avoid running and jumping -- just walk
0 Min, Daily, forever
Don't gain weight
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Take Tylenol/NSAID before exercise
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Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

DEFINITELY: Massage is very good for muscle tension and so would heat. Some exercising is also beneficial. Get guidance from your physician. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Lose weight.
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Regular low impact cardiovascular exercise.
daily
Light weight training.
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Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplementation.
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I have had mid-back pain/flank pain, lower back pain constantly for weeks. Could it be my arthritis or my weight (344) on height (5'9)?

I have had mid-back pain/flank pain, lower back pain constantly for weeks. Could it be my arthritis or my weight (344) on height (5'9)?

Back pain: Difficult to determine based on the information that you provided. Flank pain is more often related to kidney infection or stones. Mid and low back pain can be caused excessive weight and poor core strength. See your medical doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more

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