Welcome to the Arthritis Community ๐Ÿ˜Š

Discuss arthritis, joint pain, and related conditions.

Welcome! This is a place to introduce yourself and meet others in the Arthritis Community.


Hi, Iโ€™m Cheri. I have arthritis in my hands and knees, my back all the way down. But thank God I take Lyrica so I donโ€™t have any or much pain.


Hello my name is latrenna and I just turned 46 years old and I am dealing with arthritis in the back and it is so painful I just wish I knew what I could take to give me relief so many times I feel older than 90 years old because I can hardly move especially in the morning time.


Hi Everyone
I am new to the group.


I have alot of health issues i was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in my back and canโ€™t take anti inflammatories cause of other health issues


Hi, my name is Elise.


Hi, I have arthritis in my hands, knees, and left hip. Also Iron heavy blood, diabetes, inconvenient and have a lot of walking with my job, also a husband with heart trouble since birth.

We enjoy our job with the State.Parks at only a hour a day and itโ€™s can we can take as long a day or work a little all day long to get the 4 hours in! We work out doors and itโ€™s what we like to do.


Hi I am Victoria (40 years old) and I have arthritis in my left knee and in my lower back. I also have complex regional pain syndrome type 1 which is a nerve disorder. So I am in pain all the time and I was wondering if anyone can help me with ways to deal with it.


Hi. My name is Stephanie. I have been dealing with back pain for almost 20 years. But I could not afford doctor visits because of raising my kids. About 2 years ago, I finally broke down and went because I notice the pain was starting in other areas of my body. Well after many, many tests. I was diagnosed with A.S. which is an autoimmune disease that effects all my joints. Some days the pain is so bad, that it literally takes all the will power I have to get out of bed. But I keep fighting. I canโ€™t give up.


I am Janis and I have arthritis in my left knee and hip. Have pain alot.
I also have neck arthritis.


Hi, my name is Jennifer. I have arthritis in my knees, back, and ankles. My doctor has not given me any medicine for it. What can I take for the pain.


Hello Iโ€™m new and I lived with arthritis most of my life and let me tell you it hasnโ€™t been easy especially as a teenager dealing with such pain in my knees and legs. Over the years it just became worse especially after with my weight gain. I joined this group as a way to express my frustrations of having arthritis.


Every join take glucosamine chondroitin


Hi Iโ€™m Tommy, 73 years young (old).
I have psoriatic and rheumatoid Arthritis. My mom had it severely also. I have had both knees replaced, right hip replaced, left shoulder repaired and 3 lower back surgeries.
I also have a LAD heart stent. My medical staff/specialists have done a fabulous job keeping me going. I walk dailyโ€ฆ chase my grandkids aroundโ€ฆ tend to my wife who has back problemsโ€ฆ
My psoriatic Arthritis is a pain, at times my hands/fingers develope deep cracks that hurt and bleedโ€ฆ meds. Help and eventually get better. I try to keep positive and keep going.


Hi! I am Sonja. The best advocate ce I can give is that Jesus is the same anchoring healer he is in the Bible. Just pray and do not worry he will help you get through your trials.


Hi my name is Kara Iโ€™m a Massage therapist and slowly getting arthritis, trying to see what yโ€™all do in the winter time to stay sane :)


Hi Iโ€™m Anne known as Antiquey on here. Have Rheumatoid and Osteo Arthritis. I know i hate cold weather and moving weather fronts. I do better when I exercise, especially with the arthritis in my back.


I have a lot of lower back pain and I have this hump on my upper back that gives me headaches often


Hi everyone, Vickie, 61 have had RA since the mid 90โ€™s went into remission for several years but it came back even worseโ€ฆ


Can someone suggest something for arthritis on the knees without going to the doctor and getting shot in your knees, I would really appreciate it