Hi there. I’m hoping this board is active, I need some feedback. Female. Mid 40’s. I have had various pains that I individualized up until about 6 months ago. Here recently, like the last few weeks, I’ve noticed specific pains that I cannot ignore. SO…lemme begin.
Lower back pain that sometimes cause me not to be able to stand up straight. Years ago I was diagnosed with plantar faciaitis but then the pain radiated not only from the “bottom” of my feet, but into my toes. My shoulders have had varying levels of pain wherein I could not lift my arm entirely. If sleeping, and I stretched my arm to under my head, the pain would wake me. I struggled to drag my arm down from the up position. This has been going on for about 12 months or more. My hips started hurting after my lower back saga…and continue to hurt depending on activity level. Next my knees. They crack and crunch-standing up OR sitting down but not “in” the sitting position or “in” the standing position. And now my hands ache. They almost burn. All inside, plus the fingers. Then the pain radiates from hips to knees. Painful to sit for long periods; stand for long periods.
I’m super tired of the pain..and while I’ve been living with a typical day of “3” some days are a “6” or a “7.” I got so used to living with daily pain that the conflagration of all the pain together makes me mad at my body and irritable.
What of these symptoms are common? I’m over researching inter webs. I do like anecdotal evidence as well. I am ready for some level of pain management. Taking Alleve does nothing, really.