New diagnosis of OA seems odd
Hello, I've just found out that I have osteoarthritis but what baffles me is that everything I read refers to joints hurting, swelling, being red and hot one at a time but I have pain / discomfort in multiple joints at the same time - mostly aching but mixed with sharp pinchy sensations in and around joints or between them like between ankle and knee for example.
My knees are sometimes puffy but that doesn't happen in any other joint and they aren't red and hot so I'm really confused because the descriptions of symptoms don't seem to match what I'm experiencing apart from the general sense of feeling unwell.
Someone suggested gels or creams to relieve joint pain but for me the pain moves about so I wouldn't know where to put it!
Is this just what happens at the early stages of osteoarthritis?
I'd be really grateful for any information that will help me to understand so thanks in advance.
- All Categories
- 2.3K Welcome
- 17 How to use your online community
- 30 Help, Guidelines and Get in Touch
- 40.4K Our Community
- 8.7K Living with arthritis
- 53 Hints and Tips
- 222 Work and financial support
- 675 Chat to our Helpline Team
- 2 Want to Get Involved?
- 390 Young people's community
- 7 Parents of Children with Arthritis
- 40 My Triumphs
- 132 Let's Move
- 24 Sports and Hobbies
- 14 Food and Diet
- 257 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 16 Community Feedback and ideas
- 334 Chat and News
- 30 Val's Cafe
- 269 Chit chat
- 11 News
- 4 Tails From The Cafe