Just diagnosed osteoarthritis in the hip & knee

Loupylou118 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

Hello all, I have had a problem with my hip and knee for over a year it has gradually got worse I have had more xrays done and the Dr said it is osteoarthritis and wear and tear. I asked if I could have stronger medication originally they had put me on Naproxen twice a day they have taken me off that and I have been prescribed Tramadol 50mg I take up to 6 a day but they are not even touching the pain. As soon as I go to bed and lay down the pain is so severe. I use heat pads etc.

Would anyone have any tips to help.

Thank you.