I've already had both knees operated on, am having physical therapy for an irritated tendon in my hand, and have fibromyalgia and osteopenia. It's almost impossible to wear without warm-water therapy, i.e., water aerobics in a heated pool. Massage helps and cuddling under a heated blanket. It's really important to keep moving!
While I can certainly agree that Fibromyalgia is debilitating (as I have it) it isn't really like the other types of arthritis in that it isn't degenerative.
Just learning about all this myself. I had both hips replaced in October of 08 and it was entirely necessary. I had no cartilage left on either hip joint. Only got the diagnosis of OA 4 months previous to that.
Thanks for the well written article, it was very informative.
1/27/2009 10:24:21 AM
I have Osteoarthritus In both knees I get shots from a bone specialist every 3 months or longer the shot is called...Xylocaine Depo Medrol. He doesn't believe in surgery unless the patient needs it, These help me tremendously for me! Betty
Your article was very interesting and you had good information. I have the kind that affects my knees. i have worn out the cartilege in both of my knees. So I will need surgery to rebuild my knees, which I hope to get soon.Keep up the good work
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