New to the community…. Hello!!

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Juleswal
Juleswal Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi there! I was diagnosed just after lockdown with arthritis in both knees! My knees had got progressively worse over lockdown to the point I was struggling getting up & down the stairs! Whenever I tell anyone they always say “you’re too young for arthritis”…. I’m 52 but some days feel about 82!! I’m currently taking naproxen but also take glucosamine & turmeric/black pepper supplements…. I also see a private physio when the pain is really bad!! So just wanted to come on to say “hello” as I feel no one really gets how I feel…. And some days I feel quite low because of it!!

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  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 780
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    Hello @Juleswal and welcome to the online community,

    You have arthritis in both knees which has been getting progressively worse and at 52 some days feel about 82. You are taking both prescribed and complimentary medication and have seen a physio when the pain is really bad. You have joined the community to hear from other people who " might get how it really feels "

    We are so glad you did because we are here to listen to you when you feel low and also to hear from you when you are having a reasonable day and want to share your experiences. I attach some links which I hope you will find useful

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/osteoarthritis-of-the-knee/

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/research/research-achievements/escape-pain-exercise-to-reduce-the-pain-of-osteoarthritis

    We hope to hear from you again soon, meanwhile browse round the community and join in with the many discussions and activities.

    Take care

    Poppyjane

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  • Maryp
    Maryp Member Posts: 2
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    I have earth in my back ,hip, knee and hands, my husband is disabled and I have to look after him, my hands hurt so much at the end of the day and I have to take painkillers to let me sleep but my knee hurts more when I lie down, any suggestions?

  • L42
    L42 Member Posts: 2
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    I have just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hip

    I would be grateful for any advice how to manage

    It .any treatment's that might help

  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Administrator Posts: 906
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    Hello @L42 and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you have arthritis in your hip and are looking for some advice on how to manage. Our website is a good place to start and I would recommend having a look at it and using the search. To help I've put a couple of links in below which may be of interest.

    Please do keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you to share their support and experience as well.

    With very best wishes

    Peter

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