Which joint is affected by your OA?

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Good advisor

Osteoarthritis affects different joints: knees, hip, lower back, toes, fingers and neck. Each of these types demands a different approach in treatment and has a special impact on the patient's everyday life.

So, in this discussion, I suggest you mention the joint affected by your osteoarthritis, in order to find people in the exact same situation as you and be able to share more effectively.

This way you will be able to help  and support each other emoticon wink

Beginning of the discussion - 26/10/2017

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I have osteo in my knuckles and mainly my knees particularly my left one which has to be replaced apparently, I'm like the Tin Man first thing in the morning but still work and love to work so any advice would be ggreat,

Thanks in advance  Rich

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I have osteoarthritis in my neck, I have degenerative disease of the cervical spine, I have undergone to operations to replace some discs and I have now had a metal cage and plate fitted.

are there any other people the same as me?

kaz

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I have OA in my shoulder and my hands. Seeing my doctor this afternoon. hopefully, a change in medication will help. 

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I have osteoarthritis in my fingers and possibly in my ankles and not sure about my back although the pain in the back is to one side so possibly not the cause. I was told that there is no medication for this is that correct?

Thanks

Deborah

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I have osteoarthritis in my fingers and big toe, I lived in the UK rwhere I was taking Etoricoxib daily 60 mg and this worked fine my hands were pain free for most of the day and did not cramp up. I used to have an ultra scan injection in my big toe which gave me approx 18 months pain free. Since moving to Wales they say I cannot take Etoricoxib every day and I am only allowed 14 tablets per month just not good enough on days when I need to drive I won’t risk it unless I have had tablet,I had no side effects, since messing about with other prescribed and over counter drugs I have suffered problems with my skin and momentum. Still waiting after 15 mnths for injection in toe thus walking very painful. Seriously thinking I may have to move back to England to get correct treatment  upsetting my family who wanted me to live nearer to them as I am now aged 71. Thinking of going to health omsbudsman.Any suggestions or help would be appreciated .

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Hi

I'm 55 and I have osteoarthritis in my feet, hands, knees, shoulders and multilevel OA in neck and spine. I'm waiting to see a neurosurgeon re. My neck and spine and also am about to have an operation for torn rotator cuff. I have only just been diagnosed with these, so am feeling a bit down at the moment. I work full time and not really getting much support there.

If you have any advice on coping, I'd be grateful ? thank you xx

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Good advisor

@Tazzbar  it may be that your blood results indicated you need to take a break from Etoricoxib.  check out details here:

https://patient.info/medicine/etoricoxib-for-pain-and-inflammation-arcoxia

and here

https://drugs.webmd.boots.com/drugs/drug-186-.aspx?drugid=186&drugname=

The elderly: etoricoxib should be used with caution in the elderly as kidney, liver and heart function declines as you grow older and they therefore may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication.

If your blood results show any indication that the drug is affecting liver, kidneys etc the doc's won't continue to prescribe.

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@Elysia hi 

I have not been told of any adverse blood tests showing problems , I am just toLd they don,t like prescribing it in Wales. I have been taking ibruprofen  but that has caused stomach problems . I could understand if there was any substantial evidence that it was causing any problems but current reasons are unacceptAble . 

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I  am 64 and have OA in both shoulders, feet, hands cervical  and lumbar spine and knees..actually easier to say where I havent got it!

i require a full shoulder replacement and a new knee. I am lucky that I have private health insurance, but the premium will soar next year no doubt. I cant imagine what it must be like to end up on an NHS waiting list , and I feel for those who are.

I take Amytriptaline to assist sleep and Naproxen.

I try to stay active and walk , garden and manage the house as best I can.i was hoping to walk the Camino de Santiago next year, but thats out  for the moment..perhaps horseback might be an idea.

Staying mantally positive is a must..difficult at times, I know. The worst bit is the idea that this will fe with me for the rest of my life.

Hey ho..there are many people worse off than me. Off for a gentle walk now!

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