Hi...to my shock, my doctor made an 'instant' diagnosis of OA in my ankles/feet yesterday. This was based purely on my description of a few months of pretty much constant pain on movement (alleviated by rest) and I had no other tests of any kind. There is no swelling or deformity of my ankle joints....... On reading these and other forums, most people seem to have had further examinations by specialists and/or blood tests, Xrays etc before diagnosis. I am a (very active and still working) 62-year-old.....not overweight and with a reasonably healthy diet.
My doctor was EXTREMELY short of time and I am now worried that I have indeed had a 'proper' diagnosis.....all he did was flex one of my feet. It has hit me like a bombshell because for one thing, my work depends on my ability to walk considerably distances, stand for long periods etc...
Do you have any advice?