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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 9, 2009
  • 07:03 AM

I have occasional joint pain and stiffness in my left knee. I saw my doc who said that it could be arthritis. I also have sever itching in the outer part of my thigh. The only meds I'm on right now is naproxen. The itching is getting so bad that I scratch until I'm bruised. My leg also feels cold and tingles. Is that common with arthritis? Btw I also have hyper-extention in my knees.

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  • No,it is not common with arthritis.Did you get it x-rayed?If so,what did it show?It sounds like you need a different NSAID from the naproxen,which might even be causing your itching.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • I forgot about your leg feeling cold and tingling.You need to have your circulation checked in that leg.How old are you and do you smoke?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh,yeah,the hyperextension could be causing your pain.
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  • I'm 32 and no I havent had an x-ray done and yes I do smoke. Have been trying to quit for 1 month without much sucsess.I've been on the nsai for about 2 years because I broke my elbow and it didn't heel right. The itching started about 2 months ago.
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