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After seeing another orthopedic Dr. Turns out I have arthritis and especially where I had a unneccesary ankle surgery where the Dr totally destroyed my ankle joint to the point the only option left is ankle fusion. I’m really upset and scared about all I’ve had to deal with after the Dr from hell got whole of me. He has 20 some malpractice suits against him now and he retired. Not sure what to do at this point. Does anyone here know what helps with arthritis? Its in my back, neck, knees and ankles.

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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 15, 2013
    • WOW mzd3 you and I have it in all the same places.  I have it in the spine and hip as well, for me I take prescribed pain meds, and arthritis over the counter meds, I also use the 5% Lidoderm lidocaine patches for my back as well as the Voltaren 1% gel. When all else fails I turn to the narcotic’s. I pray you get some relief, just like me I’m in need of a knee replacement and none of the 4 sports surgeons I’ve see want to take on the task.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 15, 2013
    • The things that help my arthritis the most (and I have it in almost every joint except my elbows!) is to not eat sugar and other inflamatory foods, and drink plenty of water, and keep moving.  Most importantly keep moving.  The longer you don’t move, the worse it gets.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 15, 2013
    • How awful about your ankle!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 15, 2013
    • I’m so very sorry, Diane, that this has been the result of your Dr. visits. I’m not certain of anything that truly helps arthritis - I think the advice given thus far has been good. I agree that moving is important. Keeping the joints lubricated with synovial fluid as much as possible lessens the friction that aggravates the inflammation. Close attention to diet, as tulip said, will help with flare ups. If I hear of anything I’ll let you know.




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      Mzd3 wrote Mar 16, 2013
    • Thanks ladies. I really didn’t think it was arthritis, I thought that older people got that...guess late 40`s is old though.
      I do tend to eat the wrong foods, containing sugar...I’m trying to change , old habits are hard to change.
      I’m going to try some arthritis medicine over the counter when I go to the store.
      The orthopedic Dr said my ankle is bone on bone now and end stage arthritis due to the surgery I had. I’m sooo mad at that Dr for screwing me up .
      Neicy, is the patch a prescription?
      Getting older sucks!




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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 16, 2013
    • Has any doctor mentioned an anti-inflammatory pill to you?  I take Relafen, 500 mg., twice daily and that helps not only the fibro, but any and all inflammation going on in my body..and inflammation can certainly exacerbate joint pain, arthritis pain.  Pain meds are good, but you really have to eliminate the inflammation first.

      So sorry you are dealing with this!!heartbreak  Some doctors really should have their license taken away..very scary!




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      Mzd3 wrote Mar 16, 2013
    • My family doc did put me on anti inflammatory every 6 hrs. Its called Zipsor  but really can’t tell much of a difference, if any. Today I added Tylenol Arthritis pill but can’t tell a difference even on both.




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      Diane17 wrote Mar 16, 2013
    • Dianne - So sorry you‘re going through this. heartbreak  I wish I could offer some advice/recommendations.




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      Linda L wrote Mar 16, 2013
    • Hope some kind of medication will work.  Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.  Take care. heart




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