after several days of taking otc meds but nothing worked. They thought I had Ra but the blood test came back normal. They put me on 5mg of prednisone twice a day and ifeel great but if I stop the prednisone it all comes back. The pain in my arms is so sever that I can't raise my arms until I have been up an moving for a hour and then with a lot of pain. I'm 73 but have been healthy up until a few months ago. My dr. said I have good fexibilty and nothing in the blood test shows any thing wrong. I don't know what to do and wonder if the prednisone will have to be taken for ever. Thanks for any help
You most likely have Osteo Arthritis like most of us, but you may also have a spinal issue from what I am reading of your symptoms, arm pain is a sign of disk disease or "DJD" in your cervical spine, neck.
It will probably be worth your while to have a CT Myelogram of your entire spine to determine if their is spinal chord impingement and if any disk are compressing the nerves.
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