I have just had my knees x rayed and was told that my arthritis has got a lot worse in the last year. I have tried physio and steroid injections which hasn't helped at all. My mobility is getting worse and the pain is constant. The consultant said as I have a condition called lymphoedema in both legs it would be too risky to have knee surgery as the risk of infection would be so high. All he could do was refer me to a pain clinic. Now I'm left worrying that I'm going to end up in a wheel chair and being a burden.