I was diagnosed with dysplasia of both hip sockets a few years ago after suffering with pain for quite sometime. I had one hip replaced in 2018 and the other in 2020 and was told that I have osteoarthritis in both hips and knees. The hips thankfully have been pain free since the replacements but the knees are getting worse. I try to go out walking for at least an hour each day but just lately the knees have been clicking loads when I walk. What’s getting to me most at the moment is the stiffness if I sit for more than about 15mins at a time I then struggle to move about which is causing problems at work. I work in school and have to sit with the kids during lessons which are an hour each. If anyone has any tips to help with the stiffness it would be appreciated. I have an ibruprofen allergy so can’t use many of the anti inflammatory creams.
I’ll be 38 in 2 weeks and I’m seeing friends during lockdown walking and running and using these hard times to get fit and exercise and I feel totally useless😩