Fearing lack of Mobility

48onthescrapheap Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

Hi, I have osteoarthritis in what I know think is both hips (awaiting an X-ray), I got diagnosed a few years back on my left and now I’d say my right hip is worse. I seem to have pain radiating from my lower back to the sole of my foot? Does anyone else have this?

I find myself panicking at times about the lack of mobility I now have, I’ve booked concert tickets for me & my daughter and could only get standing, there is no way I’ll be able to go and it makes me sad to know I’ll have to let her down.

I need to get a grip of this and really need to let the GP know how bad things are.


  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 776

    Hello @48onthescrapheap , welcome to the online community

    You are experiencing pain in both hips and additional pain from your lower back to your feet and wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience. You have come to the right place to ask for support and information, we are a safe forum to share your concerns so stay with us and join in.

    Like you when I had a painful hip ( pre replacement operation) I had deferred pain in other parts of my back and leg. I am sure there are other members who will say the same. You don't mention what pain relief you have been prescribed and this might be something you could talk to your GP about when you get in touch. Many members use heat /cool pads to relieve their pain, also gentle exercise to keep the muscles around the joints as flexible as possible which could improve your mobility. I attach some links which I hope you will find useful

    I can understand your disappointment about your concert tickets, my only thoughts was to ask the organisers if they have wheelchair spaces and arrange for your daughter to be your escort in the designated area.

    So once the all important xray results come through and you have the opportunity to discuss your condition with the consultant and GP, you will have a clearer picture of the next stage of your journey with arthritis. Meanwhile there are lots of discussions and a wealth of information and support on the community so take sometime to browse round and join in. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Take Care


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