Young with back issues

jennistewart442 Member Posts: 9
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:06 in Living with arthritis


My name is Jenni, I’m nearly 35 and just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the lower spine and hips. I’m not obese but I’m not slim either. I work as a nurse so I am on my feet for long periods of time. It’s so bad in the morning and when I’m having to doing to medications at work. I get pins and needles in my feet after a while and my foot goes numb. Painkillers don’t work and the amitriptyline is not really working that well. I’ve told my GP and it was horrible. I have been referred to the pain management service and physio but what can I do in the mean time? I have to mask my pain like 95% of the time. Anyway, hello that’s me