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  • 10 Year Old Daughter - arthritis symptoms, no diagnosis

    bbrock 11 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis August 5, 2008 08:01 PM

    My 10 year old daughter started saying her ankles hurt over a year ago - it would come and go and didn't disable her in any way. In Feb. 2008 she got sick - I thought she had strep throat but the test came back negative. Then during a soccer game in Mar. 2008 she had to be carried off the field...

  • Does Rheumatoid arthritis cause inflamation?

    jeanill 12 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 6, 2008 08:03 PM

    Does Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) ALWAYS cause inflamation? I have real bad stiffness in the mornings, and I have trouble walking (my legs hurt when I stand up and get very heavy and sore.) My joints in both hands, knees and ankles are stiff and sore, too!:( But I do not have any swelling, except at...

  • What type of arthritis is this? More than Osteo?

    Plateav 5 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis April 18, 2008 10:22 PM

    I'm a 37 YO white male w/ a wonderful (stress-free) home life and no medical problems until recently. On December 14th of 2007, I started experiencing chronic lightheadedness (NOT vertigo, but rather intense 5 - 10 minute "lightheadedness" episodes, off & on all day). It would sometimes accompany...

  • Help! I am scared.

    lauran1 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis April 3, 2008 02:42 AM

    8 days ago I started feeling a little "off", I guess you could say. I began to notice pain in both my thumbs at the base. By the next day, my pain had spread dramatically to most of my fingers (middle joints), to my feet (mostly the big toe joints and the tops of my feet hurt), to my shoulders and...

  • Need Help...LOTS of questions, NEED some answers

    aaustin15714 3 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis March 26, 2008 09:29 AM

    Where to begin... over 4 years ago I had a fracture in my left hip which started the 5th month of my pregnancy. It was not discovered until after I delivered in April/2004. I went to a Orthopedic..he said continue on with my everyday life..if I am doing an activity and it bothers my hip to back off...

  • Need Help...LOTS of questions, NEED some answers

    aaustin15714 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis March 26, 2008 09:28 AM

    Where to begin... over 4 years ago I had afracture in my left hip which started the 5th month of my pregnancy. It was not discovered until after I delivered in April/2004. I went to a Orthopedic..he said continue on with my everyday life..if I am doing an activity and it bothers my hip to back off...

  • ankle freeze/pain

    prone2injury 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 17, 2008 04:53 AM

    I have had this ankle condition for years. I havent heard of anyone else with this wierd condition. I dont take meds for it, just bear with it, but would be nice to know what it is that I have. It first surfaced when i was 16yrs old running across the street. My one ankle just froze up, It then...

  • Inheriting Arthritis

    slaps2303 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 14, 2008 06:07 PM

    My mother had severe Rhemetoid Arthritis and eventually passed away from complications of that( I think). Am I at risk for developing it also? I do have joint pain but I think it is from being overweight. Sometimes I wonder though.

  • Misdiagnosed?

    Steph22 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 13, 2008 07:08 PM

    Is it possible to misdiagnose arthritis in the hips, and later discover that it is cancer?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    VinniV 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis December 28, 2007 08:38 PM

    I was originally diagnosed as having tendonitis in my left wrist after lifting something too heavy, in mid-November. However December 10th, I began experiencing aching in the inter-phalangeal joints of my toes and the following day the same joints also ached in my fingers. The affected joints do...

  • Anyone with arthritis have this kind of pain?

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis October 18, 2007 09:47 PM

    Hi, I've been sick with various symptoms for the past year or so. Diagnosed with hypothyroidism, IBD, and high blood pressure. One of my symptoms is joint pain... well at least I think its joint pain. I seem to get these "attacks" of pain in my wrists, knees, fingers, ankles and toes. The pain...

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  • High RF Factor??? Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Suzanne12 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 27, 2007 07:30 AM

    A friend of mine has just been given her blood test results and the RF test was 500. That is high I think but I have read that if it is high that is good as it means the body is fighting back. Can anybody shed light on this? Also, are there any new mothers also experiencing the same condition...

  • Some vitamins questions.

    carlos.jango71 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 9, 2007 06:50 PM

    Hi friends, My mom is taking new vitamins and I need to know how much is to much on certain things.... The vitamin E level is 1533% of her daily value... calium is only 93% and vitamin B12 is 417% of her daily value. I need to know is this is too much or not enough. By the way she is 50. I know...

  • Seronegative Arthritis/Hemochromatosis

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis September 2, 2007 08:29 PM

    Looking for information on arthritis related to Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH)???? Anyone tested and found to have one or two HH genes and also been diagnosed with arthritis? Currently I am diagnosed with seroneg. arthritis and have H63D/H63D gene mutations. Currently I am taking; prednisone,...

  • Aweful situation!!

    thomking 1 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 4, 2007 01:48 PM

    Will arthritis in the pelvic joints of pregnant ladies cause miscarriages? I want to clarify my doubt as my wife is suffering from arthritis. needs reply immediately!! please help!!! thank you!....

  • 4yr old with JRA

    nikki76 7 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis May 2, 2007 01:45 AM

    Hello, I am new to this forum and reaching out to anyone with a similar diagnosis. My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with pauciarticular JRA (in our case just one joint) in December. we're on Naproxen and things seem to be heading in the right direction as far as the joint status. We have...

  • diagnosed with Arthritis unknown

    marriedwithchildren 2 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 17, 2007 12:09 AM

    I have been diagnosed with "Arthritis" not otherwise specified. I get this swelling "feeling" in my fingers like they are swollen but they aren't most times, I get headaches, and sinus infections constantly, and I am always physically tired. I have positive ANA results, and come back neg. for...

  • Tietze Syndrome & Costochondritis

    Victorian Angel 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis February 1, 2007 01:20 PM

    Is Tietze Syndrome & Costochondritis a form of Arthritis?The definition I have is: a painful swelling of the rib region of the chest, over the junction of bone &cartilage. Th cause is unknown & the condition usually resolves without treatment, but in some cases local injections of corticosteroids...

  • Abdominal Hernia

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 26, 2007 09:52 PM

    How Long Takes The Recuperation ??

  • Viral Arthertis?

    lizzi9983 0 Replies
    Posted in: Arthritis January 18, 2007 11:26 PM

    Has anyone ever heared of that? What it is or anything? How long it lasts? My 1 dr. thinks I have this, I don't agree. (read my posin pain or, my symptoms) Thanks.