Living with osteoarthritis

Share your daily experiences, concerns and strategies for living life to its fullest with osteoarthritis.


Has anyone had a ream and run?

  • By amiliak74 · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • Hello all, I just had a follow up appointment with my OS following a shoulder scope and debridemnt. He took me through all the imaging and the news was a bit grim. I have grade 3 chondropathy of both ...

Reverse shoulder replacement

  • By kjs1491 · New reply April 11, 2014
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  • I also have been told I may need a shoulder replacement. I have had surgery for rotator cuff injuries in my right shoulder many years ago and recently I damaged it again with a biceps tendon rupture ...

Where to find a good Doc for Reverse shoulder replacement

  • By missd12932 · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • I am looking for recommendations for a good osteo Doc in west central Fl I am considering a reverse shoulder replacement. Thanks Deanna ...

Shoulder Osteoarthritis and now Tinnitus!

  • By bev6 · New reply March 31, 2014
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  • The chronic condition of osteoarthritis is bad enough but why do I have to have this darn annoying tinnitus now? Don't I have to deal with enough? It began in November getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner ...

treatment options for post traumatic shoulder arthritis

  • By amiliak74 · New reply March 31, 2014
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  • I had arthroscopy performed on my shoulder last week (thought I was having a SLAP repair done) which indicated stage 3 glenohumeral cartilage degeneration. 4 1/2 years ago I dislocated my left shoulder ...

Knee injury

  • By Patcee · Posted March 26, 2014
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  • I had my right knee replaced 10 years ago and the most recent xrays show it to be in good shape. However, I fell a week ago and that knee took the brunt of it all. I have fallen before and injured that ...

Pain 1 year after knee replacement

  • By Beede · New reply March 24, 2014
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  • I am 1 year post op, just started having pain at the top of my knee when I put weight on my leg, like going upstairs. Once my knee is straightened out I can walk fine. After sitting, knee bent, the first ...

Good article on exercise and joint pain

  • By terryhopp · Posted February 25, 2014
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  • th-can-working-out-make-achy-joints-feel -better ...

Joints&Knees - status report on product

  • By ks1960 · New reply February 4, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • After several years of successful treatment with glucosomine, the arthritis upped the ante and I needed a new approach. So I researched, made a list of options, and started trying them. First on the list ...

trying to psych myself up for this

  • By dollywood904 · New reply January 27, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I,ve got an App. 1/30 w/ an Orthopedic for my knee I,ve been diagnosed w/ Osteoarthitis in my knee about 4 years ago I,ve had 2 repair surgeries 1 for a torn ACL and 1 for a Menuscus tear plus a clean ...

3 weeks post L5-S1 surgery

  • By lolly808 · New reply January 3, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • So it has been 3 weeks since surgery already! I can't believe it. I'm so happy that my two fusion surgeries are behind me. At 3 weeks post op I am still taking pain meds. I'm still fairly uncomfortable ...

Osteoarthritis - Options for pain relief

  • By ks1960 · New reply January 3, 2014
  • 33 replies
  • 53 y.o. woman - family history of osteoarthritis, so I knew this was likely to be an issue, but didn't know how bad it would get (I owe my mom an apology for not understanding)!! I have osteoporosis ...

spinal osteoarthritis

  • By Lulu-48 · New reply January 2, 2014
  • 27 replies
  • My doctor tells me to keep moving, take my anti-inflammatory meds and keep up with my calcium, vit D, etc. can anyone tell me what else they do to alleviate the pain in the spine (from neck to lower spine ...

estrogen after spinal fusion

  • By lolly808 · New reply November 27, 2013
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  • I'm confused! And hot! Just before I was released from the hospital after having L5-S1 spinal fusion the hospitalist said I should stop my estrogen for 2 months! After my neck fusion I believe they told ...

total shoulder replacement 9/26

  • By garrisons · New reply November 9, 2013
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  • Its been 6 week since TSR and related capsularrapathy for posterior subluxation. Mine was a result of near fatal ski accident where I hit a tree 20yrs ago. With the exception of the first night the pain ...

Good article on traveling with Opoids

  • By bookcrazzzy · New reply November 9, 2013
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  • This has some good advice on how to avoid problems with medications from ruining your trip. One tip that isn't in the article is I carry a small tin of Vicodin in my purse on a daily basis and keep a ...

New Here - Tough year.....

  • By happyphotog1 · New reply October 31, 2013
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  • Hello, I just found Inspire this morning and it was good timing for me. I am 48 yo and was diagnosed this time last year with Osteoarthritis, and then a couple of months later, with Fibromyalgia. I am ...

Using a hammer after shoulder replacement

  • By Frauen · New reply October 12, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Hi all I had a shoulder replacement (the short fitting) on the right side about 5 weeks ago (I am 50), things are improving well. I was wondering if anyone knows how long before I can safely use a hammer ...

Different kinds of arthritis

  • By Lulu-48 · New reply October 6, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi everyone. Can any of you tell me the difference between spinal osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis, and AS? Lulu ...

Osteoarthritis Natural Treatment

  • By sherpeace · New reply September 14, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I just ordered a 3 month supply of PernaPlex and NanoFreeze. It cost $188 in total, but there is a two month guarantee. They said if I didn't like either product or had any complaint, ALL my money would ...

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