When the pain of arthritis doesn't go away, replacing the problem joint may be an option. For the knee, the procedure to implant a new joint is called total knee arthroplasty (TKA). For most patients, TKA gives pain-free motion and return of function. For a small number of patients, the result isn't good. Painful swelling and loss of function can make them wish they'd never had the procedure. These patients can be helped. The doctor must make a careful search to find the cause of the problem before correcting it. There are many possible causes for a painful TKA. Problems from inside the knee may be the cause of painful symptoms. Recent changes in the design of the joint implant have helped solve some of these problems. Infection and bleeding are the first two things the doctor looks for. This can be assessed using laboratory test results. Scar tissue and pinching of the joint lining can cause a painful, stiff knee. This can be found using an arthroscope. The scope is a slender device wit...
I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
Although the headache and many of the other sy...
If you feel stiff and painful in the morning, you probably want to know why you are stiff, what does it mean and what can be done about it. Morning stiffness effects millions of people worldwide just like you. Contrary to popular belief, morning stiffness is not just a sign of getting older.
Morning stiffness is actually caused by the lack of joint fluid that lubricates a joint. This lack of lubrication leaves a joint stiff in the morning. In normally functioning joints, the joint easily lubricates itself with just a little movement. Normally, person will not perceive any stiffness at all. As the fluid is squeezed out the surrounding cartilage, the joint loosens up and moves without a hitch. In joints affected by inflammation and disease, the joint fluid is less easily released into the joint space. Conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia are the most common cause of joint stiffness.
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