Hi I am a 29 year old female and have been diagnosed with arthritis in my knees. I am a full time home carer and my condition is really affecting how I do my job and I am starting to loose work because when I have bad days I cannot walk. I have visited my gp a number of different times but all I seem to hear from them is I'm young to be having this and I also need to loose weight. I understand about the weight and I am doing something about it (lost 2 stone so far) I haven't been given sufficient pain relief and they say I could have cortisone injections but I have to have physiotherapy first which there is at least a 3 month waiting list. So what am I supposed do in the meantime? My pain and mobility is getting worse and I dont know what to do can anyone suggest anything please?