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Pain and aches in your bones and joints can range from mild discomfort that goes away by itself to severe aches that require medication. Arthritis can cause bone and joint pain. Cancer spreading (metastasizing) into a bone also causes pain.
Some breast cancer treatments may cause bone or joint pain:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Some pain medications, such as Feldene (chemical name: piroxicam) also can cause bone or joint pain. Bisphosphonates, medicines used to treat osteoporosis, may cause bone or joint pain. Common bisphosphonates are Fosamax (chemical name: alendronate sodium), Actonel (chemical name: risedronate), and Boniva (chemical name: ibandronate).
Managing bone or joint pain
If you have bone or joint pain, talk to your doctor. If your bone p...
Do you feel stiff and achy? Do your joints hurt? If so, there is a good chance you have osteoarthritis or OA, one of the oldest and most common forms of arthritis. Often known as the “wear and tear” kind of arthritis, OA is a chronic condition in which the cartilage that cushions joints breaks down. Contributing factors may include age, obesity , injury, overuse, and genetics.
Why am I focusing on osteoarthritis today? Because tomorrow is World Arthritis Day and this week begins Bone and Joint National Action Week .
So, Lisa, what does this have to do with multiple sclerosis? Nothing directly. However, last week I, an MS patient living with RA, learned that I have early osteoarthritis developing in my knees. Remember that just because we have one disease doesn’t mean that we are exempt from developing another.
For the last few years, I have ignored the stiffness and slight swelling in my knees. ...
Replacing a painful knee with a new knee joint may not be the end of a patient's problems. Particles from the implant can flake off and end up in the joint lining. The body then sets off an immune response that can cause bone loss and loosening of the implant. The build-up of particles from wear and tear on the implant is one of the most important factors in how long an implant will last. Researchers must think about this as implant design is changed or improved. A study of knee joint fluid (synovial fluid) from 17 patients with no problems after knee replacement offers some useful information. Synovial fluid was collected one year after surgery. All of the patients had a joint that was working quite well. Half of the patients had an older kind of implant (posterior stabilized) and half had a newer type (medial pivot). The researchers found that the size and shape of the particles didn't make a difference. It's the total number of particles that can bring on bone changes and implant loo...
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