A few good weeks
I mostly feel that the osteoarthritis I have in my lower spine is now manageable. I do ballet, stretch class and tap. I walk my dog daily and work in an office 3 days a week. I rarely take painkillers during the day as my pain is manageable. I need them at night so that I can sleep.
Recently I was having a lot of pain in one of my dance positions and booked a private physio to help out. Three sessions later with new exercises and everything was so much better. I was also able to reduce my pain medication on some nights.
This was great for about 4 weeks and then everything went worse again. My back pain was worse, back to taking pain relief every night and more often in the day. My knees also started being painful and giving way.
Is it the weather that makes the pain worse? Did I do too much because I was feeling better? Or is it just part of living with Osteoarthritis? When pain is less for a bit it seems so much worse when it returns to normal levels and harder to cope with.
Does anyone have these fluctuations? Or have any idea what causes them
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