Diagnosed with osteoarthritis

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nyles
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   Posted 6/3/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Tentatively dx'd with osteoarthritis due to upper thigh and groin ache of 1 month's duration. Has anyone else been dx'd with these symptoms?

CaMama
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   Posted 6/4/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   

My husband had similar complaints - but it was groin and hip area. They finally said he had a calcified tendon in his hip area causing displaced pain in his groin. Unfortunately, the affected tendon is too deep for much to help it and too close to a major artery (or something) for surgery to help it.

When will you return to the doctors for further evaluation?

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nyles
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   Posted 6/5/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the response.  I was told to take Aleve for two weeks and give my PCP a call back, but I don't feel the pain or actually (aching) is bad enough at this point and I'm very reluctant to take NSAIDS every day until absolutely necessary because of a strong family hx of stroke.  I guess I will plod along until my next appt in December and then have x-rays if aching is still there.

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   Posted 6/5/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
December? Why are they making you wait so long with only a tentative diagnosis?

 


The Bear
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   Posted 6/5/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nyles, I shall try and give you a straigth answer sans flipancy. Hip and groin is exactly how my osteo-arthrits manifested itself in the hip area after I already had had a unicompartmental knee replacement [ one side of the knee replaced with metal parts] 4 years ago I was referred to a physio bacause of pain in the groin area and it son became clear that it wasn't muscular and here am I now with one total hip replacement 2 years ago and awaiting the other one to be done August/September. The problem I have now is walking any distance at all. It would appear that my arthritis is of an   aggressive variety and my hip is degrading rapidly - far more so than I ever thought it would. However, it is clear that I am only too grateful it is not the rheumatoid variety.
My experience isthat so much depends on the quality of treatment you have, how long you have to wait for it [treatment is free here in the UK but there are waiting lists to see specialists also depending on whee you live. I was fortunate enough to live near an orthopaedic hospital that is a national centre of excellence in the treatment of orthopaedics.
If I had gone to my local general hospital I would have come out worse than I went in such is its reputation.
 
Any other info please feel free to ask.
 
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yalinda
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   Posted 6/5/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
december?!!!!!!!!

nyles
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   Posted 6/5/2007 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My PCP didn't think this was too serious at the moment since my range of motion was good and the aching and stiffness is not bad. She did take blood tests. I suppose I should take the Aleve for a few weeks as she suggested, but I don't see the point where the pain is negligible at the moment. All that will do is relieve symptoms, anyway. It won't change the ultimate progression of the arthritis. Thanks for the kind responses.

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   Posted 6/6/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
maybe your PCP can refer you to a Rheumy? Seems as though even though the pain is "livable", waiting til December isn't good...
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