Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

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Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

Postby Gerrard555 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:38 am

I haven't been formally diagnosed with fribo yet but my GP has suggested that I may have it due to having all the usual symptoms but there is a reluctance to formally diagnose due to a few other medical issues I have.

Does anyone know whether there is a connection between fribo and the following conditions;
1) Osteoarthritis - I've had 3 knee arthroscopies and a high tibial open wedge osteotomy on my knee.
2) I am on but D suppliments due to very low bone density but not low enough to be classed as osteoporosis.
3) it has been noted that my knees, shoulders and ankles ligaments have over elasticity.
4) Due to my progressive pain problems I am being sent to the pain clinic and rhumertology.

My concern is that no doctor wants to confirm what is happening or what is causing the problems. I've progressively got worse over the past 6 years since having to retire from football after suffering multiple (at the time unexplained) breaks, microfractures and dislocations. I've had operations 8 operations since 2009 on my knees and shoulder and my muscles ache, spasm and pull at the blink of an eye.

I do also have epilepsy which is fairly well maintained and I've not had seizures in over 5 years but this seems to add to the doctors reluctance to provide a diagnosis.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

Postby masonsbarms » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:13 pm

hi, i to have fm and oa dont know if they are conected for sure but i did read somewhere that oa could be a trigger for fm,

but that was just one oppinion in many so not sure.

take care xx
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Re: Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

Postby shazq » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:09 pm

Hi Gerrard

I have heard of a few people having Osteoarthritis with fibro but can not say if it is a deffo link as there is still lots of research needed although fibro could be a secondary condition to the Osteoarthritis ?

Hopefully the pain clinic & Rheumy will be able to give you some answers. :goodluck1: Keep us updated. :hugs:
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Re: Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

Postby kitten » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:01 pm

HI Gerrard

I have Osteoarthritis and fibro and now have been told Myofascial pain which I am led to belive that it's part of Fibro dont know which is which pain wise . Good Luck
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Re: Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

Postby Flash » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:59 am

I also have osteoarthrtis and was also told by an osteopath that my joints were hypermobile? I have a lot of neck problems and have been looking into nerve damage and F/M as some specialists have associated neck problems with F/M.. Whiplash being the main pointer. As I have prolapsed discs in my neck, and arthritis causing nerve damage I'm inclined to link the two.
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Re: Fribo, osteoarthritis, cartilage, ligament damage

Postby caz59uk » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:57 pm

HI Gerrard, I also have OA which I've had for many years. Was only just diagnosed with FM November last year after developing the most excruciating back pain, far worse than I normally experienced with OA. Not sure if this is helpful or not... :lol:
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