Ladies, I need your input and your experience...I am in my 40's, so NO I am not THAT old. LOL! Anyway, for several years now, I have been unable to stand for too long at a time without pain. Now, I am assuming that is from a car accident over twenty years ago. Lately, I cannot continually grip, or use my hands without stiffness and pain. They also become swollen. I took a job in an office where I am constantly on my feet, filing. I hurt so bad at the end of the day, I can barely move. My arms, hands, feet, legs, EVERYTHING hurts so bad. I am so stiff. This other thing started last year as well... sometimes my hands tingle like they are asleep. Ugh... I feel like I am 95! So, I am asking if anyone else has had anything like this... what have you had done, such as tests or whatever. Also, what does it sound like. I've never had arthritis so I don't know what that feels like either.
Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:09 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
The tingling & swelling could be from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or some other impingement in your wrist, elbow or neck. You could be deconditioned (AKA: out of shape). It could be OA... it could be a lot of things. Best Tx is to see your doc to r/o OA, RA, Fibro or anythings else, and get to the bottom of it!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:14 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by meooma at 10:10 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Welcome to my world!! I think it's arthritis but it seems to be worse and in more spots lately. I'm 48 and feel like I am nearing 100. I am trying to muster up the "umph" to call my doctor and complain, but I swear it would hours to say all my aches, groans, and pains!
Answer by Dahis at 10:11 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by Kimimale at 10:39 AM on Apr. 8, 2011