Hi, I'm Rob, I just joined the forum today. I'm a 67yr old man living in Scotland.
There's osteoarthritis in my family, two aunts had badly affected hands when they got older. I get occasional twinges in finger joints but my main problem is in one knee. Due apparently to a history of issues affecting that knee and leg it got bad enough that I had a partial replacement in March 2017.
However pain continued, along with other symptoms, and I was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome in that knee towards the end of the same year.
I saw the surgeon again in March this year, had new x-rays done, which showed arthritis now under the kneecap.
So my main problem now is dealing with arthritis and crps in combination, and my mobility is very far from what I'd like it to be, but at least I recently got hooked up with the local pain management service. I had a consultation with a doctor resulting in a change of medication (capsaicin seems helpful outside of actual flareups) and I'm waiting to speak to a specialist physiotherapist.
Hoping maybe to get some helpful hints and tips here, maybe even be able to offer some ideas to others!
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