Osteoarthritis newly diagnosed.

Rioja Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hello, I am new to using forums so hope I’m doing it right! 😄 I wanted to reach out for any advice following diagnosis of osteoarthritis at the age of 44.

  • thoracic spine with t10/t11 now naturally fused with stress changes above and below.
  • Early disc degeneration in cervical spine and mild joint degeneration with straightening of neck.
  • Disc budge in lumbar l5/s1 level.
  • scelerosis and osteophytes in both hip joints.
  • ankle and mid foot.

in a lot of pain daily, sleep is minimal as can’t get comfortable. Any advice would be really appreciated as all I have been told is to exercise (realistically not sure how the way I feel) and take painkillers!

Thank you😊