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Hi, I'm 60 and have had O.A. for over 20 years, had 2 lots of neck surgery many years ago, have degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and will need a knee replacement next year. An x-ray of my foot which has been very painful for about 10 months shows a lot of bone erosion and I'm awaiting blood tests to confirm/rule out R.A. I've been very unwell this year, 1 planned surgery turned into 3 surgeries, 2 dvt's and a p.e. I'm no longer allowed to take anti inflammatories so currently take 8 paracetamol a day to take edge off pain, pace myself, try to be reasonably active, I've lost 6 stone since Feb so now have a normal BMI. I want to build up leg muscle prior to knee surgery but foot is so painful. What drugs or activities might help. I also have narcolepsy so try not to take tramadol or pregabalin regularly anymore. I stopped these drugs in May .
Lots of questions, any pointers in any direction would be great. Thanks.