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Hi everyone I have finally managed to get my arm pain looked into, sort of, physio wasn't working. I had X ray and ultrasound it turns out I have arthritis in shoulder area . Not late onset radiation fibrosis. I have been told by GP to keep mobile and take paracetamol. That's it? ???? Feeling like I need more information. Do you think arthritis can come on as a result of cellulitis? It is in the same place, or because of lymph edema? I don't feel like I have been properly assessed. Any thoughts welcome , thank you.

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Hi ameliapond, I have osteoarthritis right through and it is my bones degenerating (crumbling) and rheumatoid is an autoimmune disease I don’t think they are anything to do with cell but not 100%, have a look on google see if there is anything on there, there is nothing else they can do apart from pump you with meds.

I have not had cellulitis 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞.

Please ask for medical opinion, but see if massage might help. I helped develop My Care, My Way - an NHS system for the over 60s with chronic conditions. Accessed via your GP if you have this set up in your area. They offered me a trial lot of massage to help with my arthritis, and I found this helped with arthritis in my hands so much that I now pay for a monthly hand massage. BUT, it didn't seem to help arthritis in my leg - so might or might not help.

I think it’s more likely to be one of those horrid coincidences. It may be worth seeing if regular manual lymph drainage or gentle massage relieves the pain. Gentle exercise, definitely; floating about in a pool (rather than strenuous swimming) is good too. There are a few mineral/vitamin supplements around that people find benefit from, but this is an individual thing - and if you are on prescribed drugs, some supplements are contraindicated.

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