Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have severe pain in legs and hip osteoarthritis. Taking cymbalta for fibromyalgia. What is the cure?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Saurabh Gupta

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 5930 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 30 Nov 2013 in Arthritis
Question: I have severe left hip ostoarthritis. I have severe pain (sharp..scale of 12) in both calves of my legs. I also have sharp pain in the lower back joint right above the buttocks. What are my options and what can I do. I also have fibromyalgia and was on cymbalta and it did not help. I just one big mess.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 33 minutes later
Brief Answer: You might need hip replacement surgery. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. If hip osteoarthritis is in later stage and there is too much pain and not managed by conservative measures, you might need hip replacement surgery. Low backache radiating to both lower limbs could be due to degenerative changes in spine causing compression over nerve roots. For this physiotherapy will be helpful. You can go for epidural injection in back to relieve the pain and radiating symptoms. Hope this will helps you. Let me know if you have any more concerns. Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures

Recent questions on  Osteoarthritis

doctor1 MD

My nose burns and hurts every time I yawn. I am also experiencing uncontrollable, painful watering eyes which has been happening more frequently. The watering is so painful I have to pull over if driving. It happens more when I go indoors from being outside, or if I look at something bright, but it can really happen any time. I am on amitryptiline and prednisolone but symptoms started a long time before I was on the medication. I am a 29-yr-old woman, slightly overweight. Scheuermann s Disease and scoliosis, dyshidrotic eczema, latex allergy, ligamentous laxity/multidirectional joint instability (suspected Ehlers-Danlos), congenital hypoplasia of several joints and resulting osteoarthritis, multiple open joint reconstructions to shoulders, TMJs and wrists. Previously long-sighted, now short-sighted of increasing severity, prescription changing every 6 months for four years. Family history of ear and sinus problems requiring surgery.

doctor1 MD

I have had 2 cervical spine surgeries. The 1st was on C4,5, and 6. The surgery resulted in C4 and T1 to bulge because of the plate. I had to have C4 fused to C5 and now I m scheduled to have exploratory surgery for pseudo-arthrosis of C4. I m now having pain just above the middle of my spine and lower spine. My feet are feeling cold and prickly. Would my symptoms be related to my past surgeries and the pseudo-arthrosis? I am on SSDI AND CAN NOT AFFORD TO PAY.....

doctor1 MD

I have used skelaxin occasionally. I also have osteoarthritis for which I use a tins unit for pain management. The familial tremor is also in my family. Yesterday I had an episode where I lost muscle control, could not Stan or walk and had full body tremors. I had used the tins for 36 hours and taken a skelaxin. The ER gave me 3 of Ativan over four hour before the shaking subsided. My pcp will work me up for Parkinson s and ms. I m 60. What do you think?

doctor1 MD

I have E.D.S. I am female, 48 yrs. I also have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis also. I have had IBS for a few years now. For the past year I have been getting extreme stomach pain. At first I thought it may be something I ate. The pain comes on suddenly and it feels like I have to go, but I cant. It continues for up to 4 hrs. and then I am finally able to go and the pain finally goes away. My stools during these bouts are very loose. I alternate from constipation to diahrrea. I was scheduled for a colonoscopy. I was about to have this procedure, was all prepped and ready when the Dr. performing noticed i had written that i had E.D.S. He told me if I was aware of the risk of perforation. I hadn't. He told me it is a higher risk with type 4 E.D.S. but wanted me to be aware of the complications and results if it did happen. I am type 2, classical type. He ended up only doing a Flexible sigmondoscopy/lower colon because of the risk of perforation. He found 1 10 mm polyp which he biopsied but did not remove because of the wide stalk and known history of E.D.S. he found another 3 mm polyp which he resected and retrieved. Also internal hemorrhoids. I have an appt. with a colon rectal surgeon in few weeks for a consultation regarding the risk with finishing the colonoscopy in the upper colon. also to get results of polyps they found. I'm wondering if you know if the perforation they are talking about ONLY happens with type 4 E.D.S.? Should I be concerned. Can it possibly happen with other types of E.D.S.? Oh, there is colon cancer on my moms side. her two grandmothers died of this.

doctor1 MD

I had routine bloodwork done and all tests came back normal except for a raised ferratin 575. When tested again 6 weeks later it came back at another high value 445. No other tests for inflammation were done. CBC with differential all normal. I'm...

doctor1 MD

I ,ve had arthritis degenerative lumbosacral degenerative disc disease with strain for many years, recently I developed arthritis is the spine, and subsequently spinal stenosis . Are the 3 health issues relater and how? For example can one lead...

doctor1 MD

Doctor, I just started to feel pain around my right knee when I walk .if I put to much pressure on that knee my leg will buckle . While sitting to put on my socks and shoes and cross by left leg over by right knee the knee is painful,when I take...