something I find very upsetting is that I’m in I’m in great pain in both knees, left hip, lower back and neck, and now wrists and fingers. All I’ve ever been told is that I’ve got wear and tear. Eventually I saw a consultant about my hip, which is not bad enough for any help. At that meeting I was told that the the bones in my right knee had crumbled so much that it was too late to do a knee replacement. I’ve never been diagnosed with osteoarthritis only wear and tear. If I’d had a diagnosis I might have been able to get advice for self help etc. I’m now getting help through chronic pain management team. Is this a common thing for folks with arthritis?
sorry for being so moany. Janet GSG