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Old 02-20-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
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Question arthritis???

Ever since i was a little kid i could remember my legs hurting really badly, especially when it was cold at night. I have had several sprained ankles but my parents never took me to the doctor for them. Now i get severe pains in my ankles all the way up to my hips. Never anywhere else just my legs. Is this arthritis or something else i overlooked?

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Old 02-20-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: arthritis???

Actually you need to ask a Dr about these problems since there could be many diff answers and only a professional, given all your symptoms, will know what DX to suspect and what, if any, test to order.

You've got to remember that legs and ankles are more than bones & joints. There is also connective tissues like cartilidge, legiments & tendons as well as muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Your problem does not sound like arthritis to me, but I am NOT a medical professional at all.

I wish you well and would like to suggest you make a written list of things to tell your Dr so you don't forget anything.

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Old 02-21-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: arthritis???

I had the same problems with my legs as a kid.I was diagnosed with Osteo at age 26......

Old 03-11-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Re: arthritis???

I also suffer'd severe leg aches as a kid.....the first thing I can remember about my life is the leg aches ! I'd cry half the nite alot of times and did that for YEARS......I also never was seen about it by a doctor till I was in high school. And then that was a foot doctor and he never even 'sudgested' any form of arthritis ever. He made a cast of my feet and charged my parents a ton of money for a teeny heel pad cuz he said my hips were a hair uneven. Never has any docs told me what caused the leg aches to this day.....I don't mention them much.....I seem'd to get them when the weather changed.....even now I can predict the weather better then the weather man. They don't seem to be quite as intense these days but I have arthritis in my spine and other form in my elbow. But I can get a leg ache just from a wet sock. Amazes me as painful as they were and as many times that I laid awake crying sometimes hyterically that no one thought anything of it back then. Course now I ache all over so maybe I just don't notice my legs as much ? Thanks..................

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