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feet and hands

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
question?..i take pretty powerfull opiates for osteoarthritis..this definatly does help with hips, back, knees, neck and misc joints...but, my hands and especially my feet kill me and i don't have to be using them..i don't think anything could ease the foot pain..right past where the toes are connected..i've tried everything i know ..i'm open to new suggestion please..i can be driving along in the car and wow, all the sudden my foot will start hurting something fierce..although my hands crack and pop and do hurt the pain there is where my thumbs connect..both hands equally..brutal..
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  • I take Lyrica for nerve pain and amitriptylline. Are you taking any meds like that? I still get pain in one finger and one foot but heat pad really is comforting. I hope you feel better. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I would think they would be of more help than opiates for arthritis; you need to get the inflammation under control, and opiates just "mask" the pain, rather than suppressing the inflammation.

    Have you seen a physiotherapist who specializes in arthritis? We have a lady at our local hospital who deals strictly with arthritis patients, so she really knows her stuff and recommends exercises that are applicable to whichever area of the body is affected.

    Tracy
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