kazzab456 Member Posts: 23
edited 2. Aug 2017, 03:36 in Living with Arthritis archive
What I find really frustrating about arthritis apart from the lack of sleep is the stiffness. I've got OA in my right hip and left shoulder a/c joint and I suspect I might be starting with it in my lower back and left hip.

I've been working all day in the office and I stood up for a walk and I feel stiff all over - I could understand it if it was isolated to my joints with OA but it's not. I'm stiff from the balls of my feet right through to my neck - I feel like I'm walking like an old woman but I'm only 44! Am I the only one to feel this way?



  • Gobutslow
    Gobutslow Member Posts: 23
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know what you mean. sfl
    I feel like the tin man from the wizard of oz, I need oiling before I can move
    ! :lol:

    I am still waiting for a diagnosis. I saw my physio last week and he thinks it is sacroilitis( after looking at the Mri & ct scans) I also have pain/stiffness in my neck,knee,feet,toes and hands.

    I'm the same, it doesn't matter if I sit,stand,walk or lie down. I am stiff on moving.
    I am 47. I feel years older and so frustrated.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,557
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Nope, you're not the only one. I start stiff and carry on stiff throughout the day. My rheumatologist still asks when it eases but, truthfully, it never really does: whether that's due to the PsA or the OA or both I don't know - and neither do I care. Things are as they are and I'm used to it. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Jo2402
    Jo2402 Member Posts: 12
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Karen, I empathise with you. I'm 24 and feel like an old lady - I have early stages of osteoarthritis in my lower spine but my entire back feels stiff after sleeping or sitting down for a while. It takes a while for me to warm up and get my back moving again. I don't know what much else to do other than a hot shower/bath if I can physically get into the bath, or doing the exercises from physio

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  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm 36 and have OA in my left knee and most days it's stiff and sore (more so during damp weather), leading me to shuffle round like an old man!

    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"