Advice on going to the doctors during COVID
I'm new here, i'm 24 years old and I have what I believe are the early stages of arthritis in both my knees. The women on my mothers side have all had arthritis so it's been passed down to me. My mum had both knees replaced in her 40s.
My knees have always been a bit crunchy and painful at times, but lately I think they've got worse so i'd like to get the ball rolling with my GP about assessing my knees ad keeping tabs on how they are. I'm just feeling a bit anxious that, especially during COVID, i'm going to get fobbed off by the GP telling me that it's not bad enough yet or that I just need to lose some weight. I'm a curvy girl I admit, but I exercise regularly and have a pescatarian diet so it can't all be down to weight. I take blood pressure medication for my primary hypertension and doctors love brining up my weight during those check ups. I have been taking glucosamine supplements but it's not enough anymore, they hurt come the evening and feel like they aren't supporting me during my exercise and everyday activities as well as they used to. Does anyone have any advice or encouraging words on how to proceed? Thanks in advance.