I have moderate pain on the backside of my right knee. There also a spongy mass located at the same location. Applying pressure to the mass creates no pain. The pain is minimal when I first wake in the am, but increases during the day. Please respond. Thank you.
General Arthritis Q & A
I am 50,have primary sjogren’s syndrome and raynauds. I have taken voltaren 150 mg and plaquenil( first 400 then 200mg) and Norvasc 10 mg as the main medications for the past 2 1/2 years. Symptoms worsened last fall,and beginning the end of October I began Methotrexate 10 mg.along with the voltaren and plaquenil. I still did not see much improvement so it was upped to 12.5 mg the first of Jan. I have seen marked improvement in symptoms in just this month. Fatigue and joint pain are very managable now. I have ceased the voltaren altogether! Still taking the plaquenil. My question is that I also seem to be having some menstrual irregularities..spotting after treatment. It is bright red and usually last a day or 2, about once each day. Now I am also pre menopausal and have had very irregular cycles anyway,going from near non existent to very heavy. I have had a gyno exam each year and am told this is just part of the pre menopause. so I don’t know if this spotting is somethig important or not! I have read that MTX can cause irregularites..
Can you reverse or stop further damage of arthritis?
I am 45 yrs male,, my MRI scan found bone marrow edema is seen involving most of the left femoral head and neck appreciationg bright signal on FS T2 WIS and low signal on T1 WIs.it is not associated by structural collapse of the femoral head contour on MR changes of avascular necrosis.picture is highly suggestive of transient osteoporosis…. plus evidence of mild left hip joint effusion…. so can u suggest the treatment and hospitals or doctors specialiest in that treatment,.,..
I have been diagnosed with spondyloarthritis for several years. I know the disease is separate from rheumatoid, but I’ve been told they are related. What are the similarities / differences in the progression and symptoms and should they be treated the same?
I have been diagnosed with Erosive Arthritis. But all the joints are affected by pain; hands, wrists, shoulders, very bad in neck, feet, knees, lower back and to some extent hips. Can erosive do this? this past few months the knuckle joints (3rd set up is swelling and sore) which I thought was RA. I do not have ANA and I have low counts and receive IGG every 6 weeks for 10 years. Complicated – but do you think any of this can be RA – Last year and previous years I was on RA meds with no help – made my immune system break down but when I went off them my pain got worse. Thank you for your help.