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Ongoing discussions - Osteoarthritis
- What is your most difficult task?
Hello, What is the task that is the most difficult for you to do because of osteoarthritis? Do you have any tips or advice for how to make the task easier for those that may also face difficulty wit
- What part of your body is affected by osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and it most commonly occurs in the spine, hands, hips, and knees; however, it can affect any joint in the body when the cartilage wears down.
- Anyone with OA in the neck... cervical spine?
Hello thank you for this site. Does anyone deal with OA in the cervical spine? How do you deal with it? It seems like no matter what I do... I am in pain. I try not to complain but it seems like it p
- Cymbalta (Duloxetine) for OA pain and chronic pain? Experience?
Hello everyone, My doctor has put me on an anti-depressant to treat my musculoskeltal and muscle pain from surgeries and OA. She said that even though it is marketed as an anti-depressant, for some
- Which medication have you tried for OA pain?
There are different types of pain and anti-inflammatory medications that can help reduce pain attributed to osteoarthritis. Acetaminophen (Tyenol), lidocaine patches, antidepressants, topical pain re
- Surgery for cervical OA? Nerve pain?
Hi, I have cervical OA and it is getting worse and I am becoming of the feeling of disabled because the pain is so strong. I have nerve pain going down the arms and I am worried I may need surgery.
- What symptoms and complications would you want to get rid of?
Living with osteoarthritis can elicit varying symptoms and complications, some of which are more debilitating, while others are more easily managed. Comment and discuss the osteoarthritis symptom or c
- Bone spurs: do you get them? Where? What treatments?
Bone spurs, aka osteophytes (extra bits of bone that form around the affected joint, often able to be felt through the skin as hard lumps), are often caused from injury, inflammation, and unfortunate