Hello, I’m new to the group and arthritis.
it’s took 18m to be told I have arthritis in my knee and I had physio for 6m before going on the waiting list to see a consultant who I saw and had a steroid injection in March 2022 which crystallised and I ended up on crutches and unable to drive until I had an arthroscopy early August 2022.
this has not worked and in pain constantly despite doing all the exercises it’s going back to how it was but the consultant keeps saying I’m too young for a replacement even though he agreed I was borderline for replacement.
I’m 52 and just want to be able to walk my dogs I feel like no one is listening and keep being told to give the exercises time as the recovery from the arthroscopy will be longer due to the knee being so bad. Im struggling to work, it’s really hard on my relationship as I’m unable to be sporty and outdoorsy as I was and in debt after having to buy an automatic car and I just can’t seem to see an end to this. It’s now in my hands/fingers and waiting to have these looked at.
has anyone been in a similar situation and can offer any advice
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