• Gunner Gunner
    March 28, 2009
    Can a person have osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis at the same time?
    Gunner Gunner
    March 28, 2009

    I was told 2 years ago by my orthopedic surgeon that I have osteoarthritis in both knees.  He wants to do a total knee replacement on one knee.  I have put it off.  He has since diagnosed me with Carple Tunnel Syndrome and Ulnar nerve problems at both elbows.  In the past 2 years I continue to get worse.  I have extreme joint pain in all joints now, without swelling.  This pain last all day and at night I'm waking with this pain.  I recently went to a Rheumatologist and he suspects Rheumatoid Arthritis and is running all the blood work, x-rays, etc.  I'm waiting on my results.

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  • Hey you June 22, 2012
    Hey you
    June 22, 2012

    Can you have osteoarthritis and theumatoid arthritis at the same time?

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  • Jessielee72 February 15, 2012
    Jessielee72
    February 15, 2012

    Hello, I was just diagnosed today with Osteoarthritis along with the Rheumatoid Arthritis that I have had.  I know it has been since 2009 when you posted this but I wanted to respond anyway.  I am 39 years old and the pain in my back gets so bad sometimes I want to throw up.  I can tell you that the pain of RA is not good, but the pain of both together is ridiculous.  My doctor said the the primary pain in my back, knees, and hips were mostly osteo due to wear and tear.  I can honestly tell you that  I can almost tell the difference between the two, with mine anyway (everyone is different)  I have arthritis in every joint of my body including my face.  I was also told knee replacements may be in my future so yes you can have both.

     

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    • Hey you
      June 22, 2012
      Hey you
      June 22, 2012

      I am 63 and had one total knee replaced in 2005 since that time (2006) I fell and broke 2 bones in the ankel on my other leg. It feels like every joint in my body hurts. I have had polio twice. Both kinds at 2 different times. I sleep with a CPAP at night. I feel like a train  speeding down the rails waiting to derail.Help

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