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Comment from: Lilly , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

Well, I have osteoarthritis in my right shoulder as well as spondylosis. With that being said I have a lot of pain in my neck. I've tried almost everything; heating pad, ice bags, TENS unit, and lying on it. No relief.

Comment from: Hope for my future, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I just turned 55 Monday. It started in my mid-twenties. I have had 4 TMJ procedures, 3 disk cervical fusions, and both feet have had surgery for bunions. I also had a bone spurs in my heel and shoulder which were removed. Now I have it in both knees, my feet and left hand. I am single and it looks like I will stay that way. I really scared about my future.


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Rennie, N.G., et al. "Presence of Gout Is Associated with Increased Osteoarthritis Prevalence and Severity." Arthritis and Rheumatism 63.10 Oct. 2011.

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