New member and to be honest I’m struggling
From being an active 58 yr old who cycles, walks and does the garden, DIY… I’ve gone to limping around with painful moderate - severe hip OA / degenerative disc disease and mild knee OA. Within 6 months, my world feels like it’s completely turned upside down. It’s 18 months since my first GP consultation to ask for help with my “ growling knee”, a year later after X-rays, MRIs and physio, I’m worse than ever.
Having paid private to see an orthopaedic surgeon, he said I was half way to a new hip but needed to live with it but would consider a joint injection to help manage the pain. I’m really hoping if I take up this offer, it will help with the bonkers stiffness that seems to be more debilitating than pain.
Any advice on the joint injection? I’m told it’s variable in effectiveness but right now anything would do. I can just manage a walk across the car park for a regular kilometer swim, but all leisure walking, group yoga, shopping and social cycling has ceased which is now affecting my mental wellbeing.
thanks in advance
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