I have osteoarthritis in my left hip and have done so now for a while according to my old doctor. I knew it would happen at some point, I was just hopeful it would be later on in life rather than now, but oh well that's just the way things turned out.
My question is does the pain ever fluctuate i.e can/does it go away for periods of time or is the pain constantly there? The pain is mainly worse at night or upon standing. I know the gp usually deals with Osteoarthritis but my new doctor says I don't have it at all so now my gp isn't at all interested.
I do plan to start weekly physiotherapy soon and I'm going to ask if he/she can help me out with this also, from what I understand exercising the joint(s) that have osteoarthritis can sometimes ease the pain because the muscles around the joint support it better.