I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees and wrists.

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Although the pain initially started in my knees which has been ongoing for about three months, the last couple of months the pain has mostly been in my foot/ankle and despite taking anti inflammatories and pain killers, I am still finding it extremely difficult to walk even short distances and the pain is extremely severe when 'weight bearing' I am able to do some basic excercises but as a keen walker am finding it very frustrating. I had X-rays which showed up the osteoarthritis in knees and wrists but not in foot. Is this normal and would appreciate any feedback. Have taken naproxen and paracetamol together without much relief. Have also tried voltarol.

 

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    Stretching exercises are best and walking but I know what you mean, I'm double dosing and still in pain. Volteral does nothing, but I do find relief when walking. I have it in my spine and pelvis but my knee and ankle are fine, even though I get pain in them. 
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    I have had osteoarthritis in my knees and shoulder for many years.  I live in NZ having emigrated from Leeds 41 years.  I visit the Rheumatologmy Clinic at my local hospital and have cortisone injections.  I go about every 3 months.  They will only give 2 injections at a time, so I have both knees and then a month or so later have injections in my shoulders. I find them very effective.  I have recently developed osteoporosis in my spine as well as 4 compression fractures.  Am trying to get some help from my GP as I am in constant pain.
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    you probly have pain in your foot due to the way you walk with the pain you have , i had the same while weight bearing and had a replacement 4 montha ago and now waiting for the other knee to be done , i ended up on morphine for the pain . because of the pain when i was weight bearing i took to swimming and now do over a mile per week day and have found that this helps ,
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      Thank you for your feedback, pleased you are getting some relief now, can't swim unfortunately but definitely need to find some excercises to replace the walking together with some pain relief that works!

       

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