A big hello to All,
My name is Colin I am 45 I have had joint pains since I was about 25. I used to go to the doctors about them, He would do a blood test and tell me nothing was wrong and if they continued take some ibuprofen. As you can imagine this was a bit disheartening so I stopped going.
About 5 years ago I moved house and switched doctors, I thought I would see the new doctors and see if he could shed any light on my pains. Surprise surprise exactly the same response as the last doctor. I even booked in to see a different doctor at the surgery and he also told me nothing was wrong. About 2 years ago I had a minor op and the anesthetist noticed that I could not bend my wrist anymore, So I went back to the doc again and he sent me for some x-rays apparently I have no cartilage in my wrist however the doctor did not seem that bothered and left it at that.
Anyway recently I noticed that my big toe on my right foot has started bending in which is causing me problems walking, so off I went to the docs again. Funnily enough he said that it’s not much of a problem and to take some ibuprofen for the pain, I insisted that he send me for x-rays which he reluctantly did. The radiographer wrote back to him telling him I should see a rumatoligist. So now I am now on the waiting list to see one.
Since the beginning of this year I have noticed that nearly every joint in my body now clicks apart from my left knee. Which is all a bit depressing really currently my neck and lower back are giving me a great deal of pain, my shoulders, el bows and right knee click and oddly the outside part of the top of my femur hurt to.
Well that’s my story anyway.