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

Hi. I'm new to the community. I found out I had osteoarthritis just as lockdown started. Is has MRI , scans, bloods etc. I saw 2 specialist who told me I had patella displacia, and was born with the condition. Forward 2 years and doctor put me forward for physio. I was shielding away from my husband and son. The physio was lovely. She did a " quick health check" that's when I was told about arthritis. We lived on top floor of block of flats and for 3 yrs I couldn't get out. We were lucky to get a ground floor flat, which I love. I can walk slowly inside. Or could until very recently. I don't want to use wheelchair inside, I use a walker and try not to scream lol. Sorry long post , I thought I'd share


  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,003

    Hello @Aurora and welcome to the online community,

    I understand you were diagnosed with osteoarthritis at the beginning of lockdown and for three years couldn’t leave your top floor flat but you now have a ground floor flat where you’re much happier. You’ve been able to walk slowly inside until recently but you don’t want to start using your wheelchair indoors. It sounds like you are determined to keep walking and that’s a very positive way to be. Lots of our members ( including me) find that gentle exercise keeps us flexible, mobile and helps us emotionally. Have you seen the ‘Let’s move with Leon’ programme on the Versus Arthritis website? They are a series of 30 minute exercises that are very gentle and fun to do, standing or seated. Here’s the link:

    Do have a look round the forum - you’ll find tips and advice from members - and join in wherever you feel comfortable.

    Anna ( Moderator)

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