Mooncow Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis

HI I have been a member for a while but not posted....I am 59 divorced adult children and a grandson. I have 2 half knee joint replacements due to trauma induced osteoarthritis and in recent years I have developed Rheumatroid arthritis in both feet which have become deformed causing extreme pain and discomfort. Mentally this is getting me down and so am looking for ways to combat it this....look forward to hearing from people :)



  • Brynmor
    Brynmor Member Posts: 1,755

    Hi @Mooncow welcome back to the Online Community - it all looks a little different from when you first joined 😃

    I understand that you have developed rheumatoid arthritis following a long experience with osteoarthritis and knee replacements and now have difficulties with your feet that are causing extreme pain.

    There is a useful section regarding osteoarthritis of the foot that includes managing the pain as well as some gentle exercises that you might like to try.

    Have you asked to see an NHS podiatrist or managed to get a referral? As specialists in treating foot problems, you can either be referred to an NHS podiatrist by your GP or, in some areas, you can refer yourself.

    Looking after yourself is also hugely important and we can make some suggestions that will also help cope with living with arthritis. Not all suggestions work for everybody, but do take a look to see if any would be suitable for you:

    Do join in across the Community, ask questions and give advice. Its also a great place to drop in for a chat to say how you are getting on.

    All best wishes