Hi - pain in one knuckle and spine

Thanna Member Posts: 2
edited 9. Nov 2016, 03:48 in Young people's community
I want to see the GP yesterday and he diagnosed osteoarthritis ...
He advised strengthening exercises… I forgot to mention my painful spine at all… Only showed him my hands
In fact all he said was strengthening exercises and that's about it
Should I have been expecting a referral?
I'm 42… I think it's been hinting that it's possibly happening maybe in my hips from a few years ago when I was running…

Is there any reason to go back to the GP and see if there's anything else they can do for me? I'm not in enough pain to need painkillers


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear Thanna, welcome to Arthritis Care Forums.

    As mods we are here to help with any problems you may have using the forums.

    There are many lovely people who use the forums with a wide range of experiences in regards to having and living with arthritis.

    Being diagnosed with osteoarthritis can leave you with my questions so, in this regard, the following link will take you to a page dedicated to osteoarthritis https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/62-osteoarthritis.

    It is good to hear that your pain is at a manageable level at the moment, but here is some information on pain itself https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/managing-arthritis/coping-with-pain.

    It maybe a good idea to tell your GP about the other areas of pain as you may need to be referred to a consultant, which your GP can determine once he knows where all your pain is.

    Have a good look through the different forums and pick the ones you feel are best for you.

    Best wishes,