New sufferer of Knee Osteoarthritis
Hi all, I’m new to the site and pretty new to the suffering too.
I was diagnosed around a year ago, but over the last 3 months I have deteriorated so quickly.
I feel pretty lost and hopeless and scared and worried that I’ll not be able to walk properly again.
My right knee is agony, just over a week ago I virtually collapsed at work with the pain and have been in sick for the last 10 days, GP said at least a month off work. I have not to weight-bare and to use crutches when out and about. I’m on strong painkillers and awaiting a hospital appt to be assessed.
I have been given exercises to do sat or laid down but my walking is getting worse. Will I ever walk properly again? Surely using crutches isn’t going to make me stronger. I’m scared I won’t ever walk properly and I’m only 52 and not ready for this.
My job involves a lot of outdoor walking and standing, I love going on walks and I can’t afford to be off work.
I’m overweight which I know doesn’t help but lockdowns have not helped and neither has the menopause.
Sorry this has been such a long post but 6 months ago I was 100% more active and I’m lost.
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