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

I was diagnosed with bilateral hip arthritis (osteoarthritis) last March (2021) and had to give up work in May as the pain in right hand side became unbearable after driving too long, so spent last 10 months doing nothing, also have now developed arthritis in my knees, on top of which I have other medical issues. Ah well "sai la vie" Ian


  • anneb82
    anneb82 Member Posts: 317
    edited 4. Apr 2022, 09:12

    Hello @Emo

    Welcome to the online community and thank you for joining us.

    So you were diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your hip last March and had to give up work in May as the pain in your right hand side became unbearable after driving too much. You have spent the last 10 months not doing a great deal and also seem to have developed arthritis in your knee as well. You also have other medical issues that you have to deal with.

    Thank you for sharing that with us all. I know it can not be easy but it seems that have a great attitude in place that I hope helps you with dealing with the current changes in your life.

    I would encourage you to continue to post within the community as we are always wanting to make new friends and there tends to be someone around most days. I'm going to attached a couple of links below with a bit more information as well as our helpline details if you prefer speaking to someone directly.

    Let us know how you care getting on.

    Take care

    Anne (Moderator)

  • wazz42
    wazz42 Member Posts: 233

    This is hard to get your head round. It's a shame your GP didn't point you here! I know this is tricky and against our instinct to protect our painful areas but exercise is really what you need. This isn't a marathon, but stretching exercises to help your muscles stretch as they should and then strength exercises so your muscles can protect your joint properly. You could try asking for a referral to physio, or you could do it yourself and there are lots of exercises you can find on here

    I hope that helps