Referral to Icat
I am a 51 year old female with worsening OA in both knees, especially the right one. The right one has also been swollen since February. GP initially not bothered so I started seeing an chiropractor. This was quite useful but the swelling remained the same. I then took a weird step and twisted something, so had an X-ray which just showed OA. I spoke to the GP again today as the pain is getting worse, and the knee is still swollen. He said he might be able to refer me to something called Icat, which I understand to be some kind of advance nurse practitioner service, who can then decide how best to proceed.
Has anyone got any experience with this at all? I am a midwife, so when at work I’m on my feet a lot, but I like being at work. But the pain and sleepless night are draining me at the moment.
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