Could it be arthritis?


i have not been sleeping well due to pain on knee really sore warm to touch . my family worried that i may have blood clot .in leg .but i think athritus just want advice


  • YvonneH
    YvonneH Member Posts: 1,076
    edited 14. Jul 2020, 12:09

    Hi @betty123

    Great to meet you, I'm looking forward to seeing your posts. I can see that you and your family are concerned about your knee.

    Really whatever the problem is it needs to be seen by your GP and diagnosed, then treated. Both of your options require a visit to the doctor, and tomorrow is Monday so ...

    Here's our information on arthritis, it goes through the different types and will help you work out whether it is more likely to be arthritis

    Let us know if you are now more inclined to think arthritis and what the doctor says when you get to see them

    Take care

    Yvonne x

  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992

    There are a plethora of things it could be, you need to see your GP asap.

  • Crookesey
    Crookesey Bots Posts: 119

    It took a long time for my R/A diagnosis, following a very reluctant referral from my GP to the Rheumatology dept of a teaching hospital. Don’t wish R/A on yourself, there are many curable conditions that would be a far better option, get a referral from a GP and allow the experts to do their job.

  • JoeB
    JoeB Bots Posts: 83

    It could be any number of things. I would recommend that you seek advice from a qualified medical professional.

    Today is Monday - your GP's telephone will be open to calls.


  • Eir1971
    Eir1971 Member Posts: 20
    Hi Betty
    I cant help with the knee pain, but if you suspect a blood clot contact your gp immediately, clots can be fatal.