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Hi been diagnosed with osteo for a long time now been told i have chondrocalcinosis in my knee, I have not had any tests anywhere other than knees, hips and 1 shoulder. My ankles are very painful at the moment. Been told i can have injection in knee and shoulder will it help me. i also have spondylitis of my spine top and bottom is this all linked. I have emphysema as well as bile acid malabsorption. I cannot take pain meds as i have had stomach surgery and am not allowed.

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  • Carolannf
    Carolannf Member Posts: 21

    Sorry did not say but am looking for advice on the pain in my ankles what can i do, it hurts to touch them. This has been going on for years on and off was fobbed off but at last it has been found, but still in pain. I do no know what to do for the pain i cannot take NSAIDs.

  • Hi Carolannf,

    Thank you for posting on the Helpline forum asking for advice. I am sorry to hear you have osteoarthritis (OA) in your joints, spondylitis in your spine and other health issues. I’m wondering if you have spondylitis or spondylosis? It may be worth clarifying this with your doctor. It sounds as if you have been going through a rough time. I am glad to hear you have been offered steroid injections for your knee and shoulder.

    It would be good to talk things through further with your GP about your ankle pain. Supportive footwear is important, insoles may help too. You could ask your GP about referral to physiotherapy and podiatry. Capsaicin cream on prescription may be worth a try. Your GP may suggest referral to a specialist. A healthy balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight will help to put less strain on your joints.

    If at any point you would like to talk things through informally and in confidence about your arthritis, you are welcome to call our Free Helpline on 0800 520 0520 weekdays 9am – 6pm.

    I hope the information given below will be of some help. 

    Best wishes,

    Fiona, Helpline Advisor 

  • Carolannf
    Carolannf Member Posts: 21

    thank you for your reply, i will be making an appointment with my gp about this. I seem to be always complaining it gets so embarrassing to be complaining all the time, i am not overweight. When you get up out of bed because it hurts so much you wonder where you'r going. i am unable to have nsaid's.

  • Carolannf
    Carolannf Member Posts: 21

    I have checked back it says cervical spondylosis 2013, not sure what the difference is though.

  • Carolannf
    Carolannf Member Posts: 21

    i have asked gp for the cream, waiting for response.

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