My son has had some right hip pain for the past year or so, unable to squat too well, etc. Finally decided to have the docs take a look. Did xrays and the doc was stunned. Told him he had the hip of a 60 year old!!! Bone spurs and arthritis.
Any thought on this as to WHY??? (at his young age?)
No hx. of this in the family... just the ordinary "aging" kind of arthritis. Mom has had it for the past ten years or more, but she will soon be 85. Sis and I are getting a touch of it here and there, but we're getting on up in years as well.
So I'm thinking *** ??????????????????????????
Told Adam he'd be using a walker and having a THR before his ol' mom !
Really not funny, though. Any ideas why he might have this problem?
Feb 1, '07
sorry to hear about your son's OA. i was originally diagnosed at age 23 with SLE, for which i had to take massive amounts of prednisone. this really hurt my bones, and i had a bone scan a few years later that revealed severe osteoporosis of my spine and and hips/pelvis. i have struggled with severe pain and OA since then. i am almost 30 now. i don't go a day without pain in my back, legs, and sometimes my arms.
roy was right in that a huge cause is steroid use. i don't know if that's something your son has gone through or not, but regardless, i hope he can find a way to manage it. i wish you and him the best, and i hope he feels better. i know some people with OA have tried glucosamine/chondroitin (sp?) and they swear by it. others have had success with Celebrex and similar drugs if they have more pain than can be managed with naprosyn/tylenol products.
ETA: sorry forgot about the bone spurs part. duh. my brain/memory is not so great since starting chemo. this is more than likely not your son's problem, but when they were doing the MRI's and discograms of my back they told me that in addition to the spinal stenosis, anular tears, and the herniated discs, that there were multiple levels of bone spurs along my spine. i have never been told what the majority of the pain comes from, all i know is it hurts enough to have to take daily medicine for. i never was told what a cause of the spurs could be from either, despite asking a whole lot of doctors.
Last edit by rehab nurse on Feb 1, '07