Newly OA diagnosed at 40 :(

MiniMummyBrel Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

Hi all,

I'm 40 and just diagnosed with OA. Everyone else I know with it is at least 20 years older…..

I’m a busy mum with 5 & 9 year olds and I work in care - part time on the office and part time out on the road providing care.

It’s in my neck, right hand, lower spine, hips, knees, ankles, right big toe joint. 

Current flare up in neck, right knee (also keeps giving way), and right hand, esp the thumb joint, with some weakness in that hand.

Lower back pain and stiffness is just daily life for the last 5-6 years.

if anyone has any tips or advice, I’d be grateful! X