How many left handed laptop users complain about carpal tunnel as opposed to right handed ?(I realize there are fewer left handed to begin with) I have noticed a damaging kind of heat coming from the battery or hard drive under my right hand, also a stiffening of the tendons which seems to shift among my fingers and seems more a reaction to the computer which is hot under the right hand; thus my question: is it possible the tightening of the tendons is due not to use but to the effect of being too close to the machinery?
General Arthritis Q & A
I had to be on 35 days of Levaquin during a course of lumpectomy and catheter insertion for mammosite delivery surgery because of a strept infection. Since then I have had pain & difficulty walking, have now been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteonecrosis and despite ingesting 500iu per day of vitamin D only test to having 14 ng. Could the levaquin be the culprit, as I am only 44 and despite the isolated 5mm DCIS breast tumor was basically healthy?
I am 28yrs old. My sedimitation rate was high at 28pts 3mo ago now it is even higher at 52pts. My urine cpk is very high at 2420 and my blood cpk is high at 142. I am in so much pain in my joints and abdomin, but my doctor says that there is nothing to worry about. Any advice would be great.
I am a 32yr old female w/osteopenia -1.4 through hips. I was breastfeeding X 14mo but have stopped. I have a mirena IUD, no problems. I assume I ovulate, periods are irregular and light (Mirena). i take 1500 calcuim w/ vit D and also distance run. My last marathon was 2/07 but have not run distance lately. I have No medical history or allergies. What treatment option is best, removing Mirena and restarting OCP, keep Mirena and take premarin/estrogen (if so how much), or do nothing and recheck it later (If so how long)
Can arthritis be treated with tanning bed sessions?
Age 42 female, new onset arthritis with warm swollen peripheral and central joints, warm, tender for 1 month unresponsive to doxcycline. family history: celiac sprue with associated arthritis symptoms social history: frequent traveler to area where Lyme disease endemic, has positive chronic titers. best diagnostic tests and plan?
I am 26 years old and went to my doctor about progressive ankle swelling and all around slight body pain. My doctor decided to do a Westergren, CBC, and RF. My CBC showed slightly abnormal kidney function (dehydration), my Westergren was 1, but my RF was 92.2 (High huh?). My doctor has informed me of RA. I have tested negative for HIV, TB, Hepatitis, etc. Is this normal even though I am a 26 year old female or can this be genetics running it’s course. Would a retest be applicable in my case?
I know a 25 year old woman who has recently complained of pain and swelling of her metacarpophalangeal joints of both her forefingers for the past several months. The right forefinger has a slight lateral twist due to the swelling. She also has a clinical history of being allergic to dust, pollen and strong odours(strong smelling detergent/perfume etc..)For the past three months she has had a nail infarct on her left little finger which seems to be a fungal infection(not confirmed microbiologically). The consultant rheumatologist has suspected poly arthritis and has requested for an ANA immunofluorescence test to be done(results awaited). The subject also has small patches of skin discolouration on her thigh and her left shoulder which have sensation.This discolouration has been there for the past few months.What would the possible diagnosis of this patient be and any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
I had a bone scan done yesterday. When I got my hand and elbows done I had to use another machine for them. I saw that my elbow was brighter than my hand. Then on the other side my elobw and hand was brighter. Could it be because my elbow is little fat or muscle in that area that made it brighter? Any other information about bone scans would be great also.
What is bone marrow edema?