After struggling for 5 years my unhelpful doc. eventually last year, sent me for an x-ray said I had a little bit of arthritis in my hip and sent me away with Ibrupofen and paracetamol.
Earlier this year she arranged for me to see a physio, who having looked at my x-rays says I have arthritis, ( I assume OA?) in both hips and knees. I had assumed the sore knees were down to the hip problem. He really didn't want to know, infering he couldn't help and sent me away with an exercise sheet which I have found impractical and too uncomfortable to do.
Having found this site and gained a bit of confidence to return to the doc. this morning, she now says she is surprised the physio only saw me once! and will refer me to another physio who deals with what she called muscular and skeletal issues. What does this mean please? She also says I will receive a letter with a password and that I should phone the number quoting the password to get an appointment! I didn't like to query it as I had already been granted my 10 minutes of her time and she was running half an hour late. Is this password thing usual. I am very confused by all this and not sure to whom she has referred me?
Any advise appreciated thanks.