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17 years ago i was told I would not work again because of Osteo arthritis (in effect) I had it in quite a few different joints at 55 this came as a blow,but I am a glass half full type of guy which has helped through the years 2 Knee replacements several operations later I can live a relatively normal life, go fishing when i want to the best advice i can give is get proper medical attention and advice first and use other advise as a supplement because what might work for someone else may not be best for you Ibuprofen was the best for me when it all started but that only worked for a while if it gets bad then a life style change may be needed happy to answer any questions if needed.
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I've just got back from the doctors having had steroid injections in both knees for the second time,she told me that I need to build up the muscles at the top of the knee by cycling,at 75 years old I don't fancy my chances on the Fenland roads so an exercise bike is on the 'to buy' list,Iiiii've been using this to ease the pain.

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Didn't the DR give you anything for the pain?
 

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The building up of muscles can help and will be very important for you if you have to have a knee replacement was diagnosed the same treatment myself.
 

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17 years ago i was told I would not work again because of Osteo arthritis (in effect) I had it in quite a few different joints at 55 this came as a blow,but I am a glass half full type of guy which has helped through the years 2 Knee replacements several operations later I can live a relatively normal life, go fishing when i want to the best advice i can give is get proper medical attention and advice first and use other advise as a supplement because what might work for someone else may not be best for you Ibuprofen was the best for me when it all started but that only worked for a while if it gets bad then a life style change may be needed happy to answer any questions if needed.
How do you diagnose which type of arthritis you have - Bing video
Thank you I agree I have appointment booked with the doctor. What can they do I dont want cortisone injections had them before made it good for a few hours but my arm was numb for a day after lol.i will also invest in a bike indoor exercise bike
 

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The only way you'll find out is with a blood test. If it's gout, you will probably be prescribed Allopurinol, which works real good usually. If it's Arthritis, maybe Naproxen, as and when you need them.
 

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Building the muscles up above and below the knee, can be massive in relieving pain. You don't need to go the gym or spends hours walking etc, just a few sets of squats at first will soon strengthen weak knees.
 

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Thank you I agree I have appointment booked with the doctor. What can they do I dont want cortisone injections had them before made it good for a few hours but my arm was numb for a day after lol.i will also invest in a bike indoor exercise bike

The reality is you cannot just book to see a specialist or surgeon you have to go to your Doctor who will treat you as best he can if after a while that does not help he will refer you to a consultant? who will again after trying various treatments may decide you need surgery and refer you to Surgeon this can take a couple of years or so (maybe not today)? when I had my right Knee done the waiting list was 18 months 8 years later it was 9 weeks I don't know what it is now but the sooner anyone gets on the right path (so to speak) the better, as I said i do not know the current situation.
 

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The doctor should be able to arrange a blood test, which could / will determine what the problem is. Then you might not have to see a consultant.
 

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The doctor should be able to arrange a blood test, which could / will determine what the problem is. Then you might not have to see a consultant.
As long as I dont get fobbed off with pain killers .I want to know what I have got .I usually get dont do too much your not as young as you think you are but I know I'm strong when I get a break from the pain so in my head if I can sought out my pain I can graft all I want .I'm going to insist on a blood test as I'm not ready for the knickers yard my glass is still full at least in my head . :D thank you all
 

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I have just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and have very similar symptoms to you. I got started on tablets this Tuesday. I’m only 33, so think I’m going to be ship wrecked by the time I’m 50.
 

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After 6 arthroscopies I was told I was too young to habe a knee replacement... I'm 62 this year... my father in law has just had a knee replacement and he's 84
.. he's lived in pain for the last 12 years... its about time operations like this were done much earlier so a decent quality of life can be had
 

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I was 57 when i had my first Knee replacement. I was told I was told the life expectancy of the new knee was 10 to 15 years that was 17 years ago (still working Ok most of the time)and a second replacement would not be as good as there will be less original joint to work with,I was told I was to young but my knee was totally shot,so to speak, I guess each case is different but Arry's FIL. does appear needed doing earlier.
 

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After 6 arthroscopies I was told I was too young to habe a knee replacement... I'm 62 this year... my father in law has just had a knee replacement and he's 84
.. he's lived in pain for the last 12 years... its about time operations like this were done much earlier so a decent quality of life can be had
I don't know how they can say that. I had my right knee replaced when I was 54 and my left one replaced two years later, both still going strong.
 

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Robert. Around a year ago I had a bone scan for cancer. The surgeon said openly '"Are you in much pain" I thought he was talking about the cancer, but he told me "you have arthritis in almost every joint of your body" Knees, elbows, shoulders, hips. Robert, I've been doing a light Yoga exercise now for around 10 years, basically stretches for my lower back, hips. It only takes 15 minutes 3 times a week, but it does help my back. Now my knees are really bad, I'm going to try some for them, add them into my routine. Look up yoga for backs on You-Tube then follow on other stuff. Find one you can do comfortably for a few sessions than progress. Best wishes. Richard.
 

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Robert. Around a year ago I had a bone scan for cancer. The surgeon said openly '"Are you in much pain" I thought he was talking about the cancer, but he told me "you have arthritis in almost every joint of your body" Knees, elbows, shoulders, hips. Robert, I've been doing a light Yoga exercise now for around 10 years, basically stretches for my lower back, hips. It only takes 15 minutes 3 times a week, but it does help my back. Now my knees are really bad, I'm going to try some for them, add them into my routine. Look up yoga for backs on You-Tube then follow on other stuff. Find one you can do comfortably for a few sessions than progress. Best wishes. Richard.
Thanks Rick that's a good idea will definitely try those exercises .
 

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I have pain in my knees wrists elbows shoulders one big toe it's agony at times
This is me for the last few months, certainly no fishing. I have been told everything from cancer through arthritis and a slipped disc to tendonitis. CBD and similar is fine, I didn't bother, but get checked out properly. An x-ray ruled out arthritis for me, waiting on an MRI currently but my physio now thinks patellar tendonitis and some thigh muscle / disc damage. An MRI may or may not pick that out. Physio works if they know what to treat, mine now seems to be improving, my knee had stayed painful despite a super high dose of gabapentin although that has at least sorted back pain for the moment (and it only takes a few drinks now to see me off😉).

I would say that anyone who says no to painkillers needs their head looked at as well as the rest. Quality of life is massively improved, just don't mistake less pain for healed as you can aggravate damage - you'll know when you're sorted. This is a common issue with cortisone injections which are now viewed as common causes of repeat or chronic damage.
 

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I've also started doing pilates to boost muscle strength. Not keen on the candles and &*%# music but the teacher is a physio and is bob on in making sure I don't go mad and cause more damage. At the end of the class I'm not even allowed to carry a crate of pads down some stairs. 12 months ago I jacked in ju jitsu while training for my 3rd dan black belt, now I can barely lift my left leg and there wasn't any major incident that caused it.
 
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