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    Mild Osteoarthritis, depression, Tendinitis and pain
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    spurple posted:
    Hello, I am new to this..

    I have a mild osteoarthritis in right knee and tendinitis in left shoulder and sometimes right shoulder in 2015 until now. I take pills - Naproxen and Tylenol Arthritis to reduce pain and flare-up but not help at all. I received 3 shots of corticosteriods for right knee and both shoulders in April 2016. I was in pain-free for while but my left shoulder pain is back. I was upset, frustrated and cry because of painful!! I am having hard time to cope with arthritis and pain. I don'know what to do...Do you have any tips (such as how to cope, pain management or others)?
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi spurple,
    I'm so sorry to hear that you experiencing so much pain. Coping with the changes brought on by osteoarthritis can be extremely hard. I wish I could give you a hug through the screen.
    Click here to read more on the emotional toll that osteoarthritis can cause. Support groups and one-on-one therapy sessions can be pivotal in tackling the depression caused by osteoarthritis.
    Do you have anyone that you can talk to?
    We are here for you ((hugs)).


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