osteoarthritis & bone fusion
HELP! I'm hurting and it's getting worse~!I've had a pain in my foot for 4 months now, and the doctor finally decided to X-ray. He's discovered I've got osteoarthritis in my left food AND I have 3 bones fusing together all of their own accord.
I've read that my blood pressure medication could be causing me to be 'hoarding calcium' and wonder if that could have anything to do with the bones fusing together?
My doctor also advised me to take 2 x Panadol Extend (625mg of paracetamol) 3 times per day, but that's a huge dose for something that's going to be long term and so I worry about my poor Liver now!
My professonal involves a LOT of walking, and usually after 2 or 3 days at work, the 3rd or 4th day involves a lot of pain. If I flex my foot and I hear a crack (like we all do when we stretch) I'm in agony for an entire day.
Any idea's on pain relief? Making the bones stop fusing? Arthritis relief?
Oh ... one RN mentioned I should lose weight (I am overweight) but my thyroid interferes with weight loss and makes it difficult. I don't eat stupidly, and like I said, my job involves A LOT of walking, running around (good cardio exercises for nurses!).
I'm seeing my doctor next Saturday and just want to go armed with some options if any.
Cheers & thanks in advance!
Last edited by angel_bear; 09-10-2007 at 12:23 AM.
Reason: Nobody's responding,so I'll make it simpler