New to the forum but not new to arthritis!
Just need to vent as I am in a dark place at the moment!
I am 34 and since turning 30 which felt more like 70 especially how I feel now.
I am a very tall fellow and with that always had aches and pains in my back, neck shoulders and other areas whilst being casually told when growing up it was growing pains(I wish)
Anyway one day out of the blue my constantly cracking knee gave way and dislocated my knee cap and this started happening more often than not, so after seeing a few different consultants I was diagnosed with bilateral valgus deformity had an athroscopy on my worst knee and nothing improved so I had reconstruction surgery and (touch wood) its not dislocated since, still gives me a lot pain and cracks a lot and was nonchalantly told I had arthritis.
Then I started getting awful pain in the soles of my feet which then diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and a leg length deficiency due to a misaligned hip and now shoulder, neck wrists are killing me in which I have been told just last week that I have a deformed clavicle and will need surgery due to the clavicle coming detached from my breast bone!
Throughout the last 4 years I have had various pain killers, anti inflammatories, physio, insoles, massages, braces, taping up, herbal medicines and I only feel worse!
Now the prospect of more surgery is getting to much to cope with as I do not see a light at the end as every time I did something else goes. What next as I get older with a degenerative disease? Potentially 3 ops in 5 years to start with I will end up in surgery on an annual basis!
Sorry for the rant but has anyone else experiienced the same or is this it now or does it get better?
Thanks for reading, hope I haven't bummed out to many people..