severe arthitis

By rwb Latest Reply 2011-06-23 03:58:33 -0500
Started 2011-06-20 13:40:08 -0500

found out i have severe arthitis what is it

11 replies

edvel54 2011-06-20 22:32:27 -0500 Report

Osteoarthritis is the wear& tear on the joints or cartilage, usually in the knees, shoulders, back wrist, fingers.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that primarily involves the tissue that covers the joints

For answers to more questions join us at arthritis connect. there's a nice group of people there. tcc

runthe 2011-06-20 21:11:54 -0500 Report

Hi rwb,
I have rheumatoid arthritis, what kind of arthritis that you have? There are several kinds of arthritis. Like jayabee said come and join us over at arthritis connect, you will find members there who can help you with your questions. Hope to see you there.

jayabee52 2011-06-20 13:52:45 -0500 Report

Howdy Ron!

There are several forms of arthritis, all of them severe, especially if it's what you have.
Were you aware there is a sister site to DiabeticConnect called Arthritis connect?

At the top there's "visit another community" select the one you want from the drop down box and then log in using your DC login information. I'm a member there also. You might find more and better answers to your question there rather than here.

rwb 2011-06-21 07:07:49 -0500 Report

does thepain ever go away

jayabee52 2011-06-22 14:28:02 -0500 Report

My arthritis pain is intermittent. It comes and goes. I haven't had pain in my lower back now for about 3 months, and in my knee for about 3 years. I may get a twinge of pain every now and again to remind me that my osteo is still there, but I have been exceedingly fortunate to have so little pain.

It really depends on what kind of arthur-itis you have and what level it is. My dad had osteo too, and it was slowly crippling him. He died @ age 47 before arthur got it done as a result of injuries sustained in a freak gunshot accident.

My bride "Jem" had RA, which was also intermittent. Her joints would get painful from time to time, and the only relief for her was to take a cortisone shot or prednisone pills, both of which sent her Blood Glucose numbers soaring ("BG#s") ! We hated she had to take those steroids, because of what it did to her BG#s, but it was the only thing that worked for her. She couldn't tolerate any of the new meds for RA. So we used what we knew would work for her, and then worked hard to bring her BG#s down when she was off the steroids.

So yes in my experience the pain does go away. I don't think it did for my dad, though. You might want to ask that question on Arthritus connect where there is a lot more people there who have it and get their experience.

rwb 2011-06-22 16:49:54 -0500 Report

the doc said the only relief that i can get is through surgery mine is inside of my spine

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