New to widespread pain and hoping to gain knowledge and help with management

CheadleJude Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hello. Although I have had arthritis of the left knee for 10+ years, I now appear to be having more widespread symptoms in my lower back, hands, feet and perhaps shoulder. A dexa scan this year has revealed I have osteopenia too and and an MRI scan shows compression of the root nerve, L5 causing sciatica type pain and appears to be affecting my continence of the bladder . I hope to have an appointment with rheumatology next year, by which time I will have waited around 15 -18 months. GPs and physio are helpful but i need more help.


  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 764
    edited 25. Sep 2023, 22:06

    Hi @CheadleJude

    Welcome to the online community,great to see you posting and asking questions

    you write that you have had arthritis in your knee for 10years and now appears to be more widespread,

    You are hoping for a Rhumatology appoint ment next year but you need more help now.

    It might be good to revisit the GP and tell them that you need help.

    Hope this link helps.Please let us know how you get on and do go onto our forums and chat to others.

    All the best Christine

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