I have arthritis and don't know what to do

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Knees are very swollen and painful. Taking naproxeb.

I have a xray booked, but in the meantime do i rest it completely or try and do gentle exercise. Can't walk on it properly as it gives way.

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    I would ice when u r resting and go to sporting goods store to buy a compression sleeve.   That will give some support and might help with the swelling 
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    I understand what you are going through, it's such a painful condition.

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    Hi Vicky.  Use plenty of ice packs on your knees a packet of frozen peas will do the trick I have had a TKR and I use ice packs I don't have pain in my right knee now I'm having my left knee done next year as mine needs doing it affects my back and my knee gives way a lot I can't wait to have it done.use the ice packs for about 20 minutes  as often as you can do it that will help you. 

    Good luck.

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    Hi Vicy,

    I'm wondering if you have you seen a Rheumatologist, if not ask your GP to refer you.  They are qualified to advise you what to do.  Without this expert advice you could inadvertently do more harm than good.    I hope things ease for you soon. 

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