Hey all, new here
When I was about 11 years old, I discovered that my right hip would partially pop out of place, and in my ignorance would do it to gross the kids out at school. Fast forward some years and it would crunch and click and cause a lot of pain. I had xrays done which showed cartilage degeneration and that was pretty much it, nothing further was said or done.
Now for the past few years, both hips and wrists are hurting a lot. They grind and click when moved (left hip and wrist moreso), and when it is damp it's constant pain. I can tell when it'll rain by the pain in my joints before the weatherman says so. The veins on my hands are more visible when they are hurting. Lifting heavy things makes it worse, as does a long day on my feet.
I've recently moved, and asked for further investigation as my last GP said it was osteoarthritis and painkillers were the only thing I could have. This GP wants to examine me and see if it is correct, as now my left knee is popping and when I kneel feels like something is going to pop or burst inside it.
To those who have been properly diagnosed, does this sound like osteoarthritis?!