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Sun, Sep 15 9:15pm · Ankylosing Spondylitis + Osteoporosis in Autoimmune Diseases

I have been on one of these discussion pages re chronic pain/Fibromyalgia before but reading between the lines when having a discussion with the Dr at the pain clinic who hasn't come out and actually given me a diagnosis I think I might have ankylosing Spondylitis. I am female will be 66 in Nov (2019). I started with pain on May 10th 1985 so 29yrs old this was just hrs after giving birth to my 4th and final baby I have had pain issues ever since. I know for sure I have OA having already had joint replacement surgery to both thumbs,the 2nd and my dominant one didn't go so well. I have such bd pain when sitting for any length of time in my spine ,ribs and muscles around my torso also. My whole thoracic spine hurts even between my scapula if I put my shoulders back. My hips, my knees,my feet/toes are all affected but it's my spine I am worried about.I have to fly home to UK from Canada at Christmas and I just don't know how I am going to able to sit still for 10hrs. I have shots into the facet joints that work amazing for about 2 weeks but can only have those twice a yr. I am due to have Cervical spine MRI in Nov due to chronic pain and worse ROM.I think I need to ask for a thoracic one too but feel like a neurotic old woman and dare not ask. I also have had the nerves in my lower spine burnt which does help the pain down my legs but not so much the low back pain. so when I sit I am in constant pain from shoulder blades to hips and if I stand or walk for any lenght of time my lumbat area is affected,I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't. If I had an MRI or the blood test for inflammation and it showed I have AS could I get refered to a rhuematologist ?

Wed, Apr 17 9:35am · I have Dupuytren's Contracture Disease . How can I cope with this? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

My husband is just going to get referred to the Surgeon to have his operated on.I have known a few people that the surgery has been successful on. The hand surgeon told me he is NOT happy to do the needle thing he thinks it can cause scar tissue to form.

Sun, Apr 14 11:29am · Fibromyalgia or something else? Pain in thigh and entire left leg+knee in Chronic Pain

I'm 65yrs old I have had Fibro for 36yrs then about 8 yrs ago stared with Osteoarthritis everywhere. I had the same last yr then couldn't lift one leg in front of the other without each leg feeling like a massive weight and awful pain down through my groins on both sides. I was waking up in the night with pain on the outside of the hip and down my leg on which ever one I was laying on. Turns out it was my low back even though that wasn't painful only when I bend over first thing in the am especially brushing my teeth position over the sink. I had the nerves ablated at the pain clinic and was great for a yr. I just had it redone so waiting for the optimum effects which can take up to 6 weeks. Before I had that 1st treatment I couldn't walk round Costco even leaning on the cart. I had had the pain and wasn't able to get into my SUV without manually lifting my leg to get in for many mths,I thought I was going to have the pain forever but now can walk for a long time although my back does hurt now if I do too much.Hope my info helps.

Sun, Apr 14 11:18am · Thumb surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

the pain is around the Scaphoid bone area. When I bend my wrist I get a searing pain in that area if I try to put any weight on it. Even just wiping down my kitchen works tops with a cloth causes terrible pain. The pain clinic gives me some exercises for my arthritic back but many are like yoga so to put my body weight on my hands say on all fours feels like my wrist is going to snap in two.

Sat, Apr 13 11:13am · Has anyone used CBD oil for chronic pain? And do you have results? in Chronic Pain

I have taken it on an off for the last couple of yrs for chronic pain.I too have had that and now Osteoarthritis .I felt it didn't work .I am going to give it another try if I can find a Dr that will give me a Px. My son called me yesterday,he had just been to a Dr in Alberta,Canada where he lives. He has been in terrible pain from an injury through his job as a heavy Duty Mechanic. This is what the Dr told him 'the CBD and/or THC if he Px it for him works in a way that it has to build up in your system like soldiers forming an army'. Our son has always worked but suffers in silence with acute anxiety so the Dr is going to Px a mixture of different types, 1 for the pain, 2 to help him sleep and 3 for his anxiety. The nurse that works with the Dr is going to tell him exactly how and when to take it. They told him the stuff you buy over the counter is low grade as all the better stuff is sold to Pharmacies. This only happened yesterday so now I am going to have to find a Dr that is as well informed here in BC. Hope that gives you a bit more info.Good luck

Fri, Apr 12 11:25am · Thumb surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

My left one went great but I'm right handed so I wish it had been the other way round then I would manage to dot hings better and with less pain I think. The docs do say if you can put up with the pain till it fuses itself then the pain would be less or even go completely.

Thu, Apr 11 10:17am · Thumb surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you for that info

Wed, Apr 10 9:14pm · Thumb surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had my Left thumb operated on 10 yrs ago for joint replacement using the tendon from my inner forearm. It went well although I was warned I would only get 70% strength back which I did but no pain so BONUS ! My right one however did not go well and 8 yrs later I am in more pain than ever,I can't even wipe the counter tops down without being in terrible pain. I have been back to the hand surgeon a few times who just sent me for a new brace then an xray with a shot into the area where it doesn't hurt and nowhere near where it does. I am 65ys old ,have put this pain for 8yrs and it is getting worse with each yr.Has anyone any advice what to do next.I am in BC,Canada where hands are done by a plastic surgeon,not sure whther it's the samein the US or if you guys get Ortho surgeons ?