Knee arthritis affecting my physical and mental health
Am previously active 63 yr old woman who's been diagnosed with arthritis (a bit according to the hospital XRay lady, moderate according to my GP's view of same x-rays and severe according to local NHS Orthopaedic assessment). If these opposing views aren't bad enough, the NHS chap said this isn't probably due to twisting my knee walking my dog in a field but because of 'age degeneration'. Agrees my menucis probably tore but said nothing can be done (including surgery) due to my age and should expect further degeneration. My GP has given me lots of different pain meds plus a steroid injection - of which only the last has helped at all. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in same leg before pandemic (have had both cervical and lumbar surgery over the years linked to over exercise) as well. Have tried exercises but pain keeps waking me up/very painful to walk my dog, sit at my computer to work and pretty much everything else. Hoping that I might get both practical and 'emotional' support from this site.