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Posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 01:28:05:

several years ago my right leg was xrayed and based on the xray alone, a diagnosis of artheritis was made. the area in question, clearly evident on the films that i got to view, where Of the shin bone, in the middle of the leg, between the ankle and knee, there was no join involvement. I was refered to an osteo guy, for pain management, when I went for the first appointment, i got pissed at the doc, who refused to clearly explain to me HOW an artheritis diagnosis could be made from an xray alone, and that I did not want pain management I wanted information about reversing the disease process, the doc walked out of the room and did not return.. upon checking ouut, he had written on the chart, that I was too difficult to work with and that I was not to be rescheduled.. i was embarrased at the time and not in frame of mind to ask for a copy while I was there, When it finally did occure to me to ask, I was informed that I was not a patient there and they have no records for me...... anyway.. I have been toughing it out with this leg.. it is getting harder and harder to get around, I did have a bone density scan done about 2 years ago and it was noted that per my history(from my PCP) that I had artheritis in that bone, so the scan showed it clearly, but as it had already been "diagnosed" no further attention was paid to it...
I have tried to find ouut more information about what kind of artheritis and other information that might be available on artheritis IN the bone/not in the joints and have waded thru a LOT in searches, but never have I found anything, not images or references to artheritis occuring in the location to which I am supposedly affected by it...
My biggest worry is that there is a history of Pagets of the bone in my family(mothers and aunts) and leukemia(paternal GM)... ok
Now I will NOT be seeing a doctor anytime soon, as I am still out of work and cannot get state assistance(long story but to make it short due to shenanigans during my divorce to which I was not represented by legal assistance , I was determined by the state to have received services to which at the time my ex husband "proved" i was supposedly not entitled to. the proof he had was his parents receipts of groceries and their bills which he protrayed as provisions for myself and the kids, stuff we never received.. and even though the ex cleaned ouut the bank account and had all my utilities shut off.. with his father and brother standing up and lying for him and all I had was just me.. I was not given fair consideration, and thus.. cannot apply for assistance til i pay many thousands of dollars to the state and wait a minimum of 5 years)..... If i were in a financial position to do so, I would move to another state just for the opportunity to get some medical and rehabilitative care to try and get back on my feet,but thats not happening either..

If anyone has info or knows where I can find info on what kind of artheritis this is let me know.. Thanks



Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by Ron [1540.3772] on July 09, 2007 at 02:25:38:

In Reply to: Artheritis Questions posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 01:28:05:

Hi Penny,

I am amazed at your doc!!! You need a NEW ONE.

Arthritis does not affect bone directly... IT affects JOINTS.

Did your Bone scan show bone loss in your shin areas?
If so, your condition may have been due to trauma to your shins in a car accident or a bad fall.

Read the following lnk to see what applies.



Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on July 09, 2007 at 11:50:27:

In Reply to: Artheritis Questions posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 01:28:05:

the arthritis I had from age 19-30 disappeared when I gave up dairy. I've known other people who were helped by giving up soda, and, in someone who ate fordhook lima beans every day, giving those up. You might try an elimination diet approach , but each food needs to be left out for several weeks to judge its effect. Start with dairy, then soda, then sugar, then anything you eat daily, until you identify your own problem foods.
Of course, because the knee is a weight-bearing structure, regardless of the name of the diagnosis, your knee will be helped by losing weight.
For exercise, avoid jogging or jumping, do things like swimming and bicycling, that don't pound the knee.
Peanut oil and castor oil are both very helpful as a muscle rub for joint problems. If using peanut oil, choose one that smells strongly of peanuts (spectrum is one brand that does, Hains isn't).

For supplements, pectin is helpful. One doctor recommends Certo mixed in grape juice as a drink to help arthritis, but apple pectin tablets are also useful and pull heavy metal from the body besides.



Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 14:25:11:

In Reply to: Re: Artheritis Questions posted by ANN [1003.516] on July 09, 2007 at 11:50:27:

Both Knees are fine.. no pain at all.. deep knee bends squats etc, do not make the pain worse.. the pain, swelling redness and heat is in the shin area a good 7 inches below the knee and about 5 inches above the ankle. but thanks for the diet tips that might help..



Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 14:33:06:

In Reply to: Re: Artheritis Questions posted by Ron [1540.3772] on July 09, 2007 at 02:25:38:

THANKS RON, that is exactly what I was trying to describe to the doc! the pain that is so painful that i cant feel the pain but that it turns into a quavering sweating and loss of normal nerve sensation that then affects my whole body IF I dont get off the leg it can get so bad that i end up nauseaus and vomiting even... the sweating first starts right in the skin directly adjacent to the area of leg bone affected.. but it will end up with total body involvement in less than 10 minutes if i continue to "press on and suck it up".. I have had nerve conduction test done, that in my opinion did more damage than anything.. everywhere the doc placed the conductors I have been left with a palpable mas in the tissue just a bit large than a pea, that is painful... these have had 2 years to go away and they have not.. i am just thankful the test was not done on my neck or facial or trunk area... I still occassional feel bug zapper sensation of the test along the nerves that he tested, a sensation that I never had until AFTER the test.

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Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on July 09, 2007 at 15:16:57:

In Reply to: Re: Artheritis Questions posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 14:25:11:

the shin is also a weight-bearing area, so same stresses need to be avoided as with a knee.



Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 15:39:06:

In Reply to: Re: Artheritis Questions posted by ANN [1003.516] on July 09, 2007 at 15:16:57:

Thanks



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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on July 10, 2007 at 06:47:04:

In Reply to: Artheritis Questions posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 01:28:05:

Penny,

In my opinion you should thank your lucky stars that you escaped this allopathic technician before he could do you more damage!

Arthritis can only be diagnosed by an xray when it is pretty far advanced. By far the most important single thing you can do for arthritis below the waist is weight reduction. The second most important is underwater aerobics at least 20 minutes 3 times a week.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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Re: Artheritis Questions

Posted by Ron [205.3772] on July 11, 2007 at 09:54:23:

In Reply to: Re: Artheritis Questions posted by Penny [914.2450] on July 09, 2007 at 15:39:06:

Hi Penny,

Shin Splints can be treated the same way as RSD.
Bone loss and hairline fractures have to be ruled out.

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