Can anyone explain what I should reasonably expect following a diagnosis of OA? I was first diagnosed over two years ago in my knees and my GP just said you need two knee replacements but you are to young to have them. He did not offer any help with management or advice on exercise, I thought a visit to a physio might help but that was not mentioned.
I was already taking Tramadol for the pain from my EA but it does not really work any more having taken it for 13 years. When I brought this up earlier this year he gave me pregablyn to try but I found that my knees were worse and I got pain in my back when taking them as well.
I now also have OA in my hands, wrists and feet and I worry that at the rate it is spreading that it will leave me unable to work as both my jobs involve manual work. I all ready had to give up my original work as a motor mechanic.
Thanks for any advice you can give sorry for the long post.