Yesterday and today I feel like the muscles in and around my hips are just TIGHT. Also a little joint pain. Anyone else know what I am talking about?
Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:55 PM
Tasigna let me guess? Some days I wake up with the pain discomfort you describe and feel like an old lady (at 27 years old). Some times I can actually see myself like woddling rather than walking my normal walk due to how stiff, tight, and sore I am.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:01 PM
I haven't experienced what you are feeling. My onc watched me walk one day and he told me to take longer strides in my steps. So I do try to remember to walk that way and stretch out the muscles more. Maybe that would help.
I had an MRI on my hip last week and it showed I have marrow edema in the ball of my hip joint. I don't think that means anything other than my Onc is getting a "strike 2" for ordering an MRI on my hip. That was NOT where I told him my pain was. My last visit was cRAzy NUtz.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:25 PM
Marrow edema??? How can your marrow have edema? Did your hip cavity expand to twice its normal size? Maybe he should be checked for Bovine Sharts Edema. I hear it is going around.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:29 PM
Don't tell me my Radiologist is getting a strike too. I have the report and it reads - Bone marrow edema along the subchondral surface of the left femoral head, likely avascular necrosis. Do I get a strike for misunderstanding? Lol
Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:59 PM
Bone bruising was a phenomenon that was not observed prior to magnetic resonance imaging, according to the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Bone marrow edema and bone bruising appear the same on MRI. If the patient has a history of injury to the bone, it is referred to as bone brusing. In diseases such as arthritis and sickle cell disease, bone marrow edema correlates with bone pain.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:14 AM
Bone marrow edema, if it is even a "thing", is fluid inside the bone where marrow resides. It is not the same as bone bruising since bruising is on the outside and edema is on the inside. There is always fluid in the marrow, and some people have more than others. Unless someone has a baseline of how much fluid is normally in their marrow, you would not be able to say it is abnormal for that individual. Some people have very dry marrow, and others are "full up". My Onc always told me I had lots of marrow fluid compared to others. But I do not have marrow edema.
At diagnosis many of us had hip pain due to excess cells in the marrow. These excess cells created internal pressure, resulting in pain. But there was not necessarily more fluid, just more cells.
Anyway, not that it is important, just poking fun at a doc who would diagnosis such a thing without having a marrow fluid baseline for the person.
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