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i have had ostoearthritis in my right knee for almost 3 years after 2 really nasty headlong falls onto a stone floor. I was prescribed voltarol gel and paracetamol and the pain subsided significantly using the gel. Always an active person and a keen gardener I also took up walking briskly on a daily basis and the pain disappeared although I was always conscious of it in the background.
Recently I have found the pain increasing and occasionaly the joint just gives way. Worst of all though is that I can be woken up by pain during the early hours and no matter how i lie in bed I can do little to relieve it. It improves when I get up but can be very stiff first thing in the morning.
Is this likely to progress to something worse ? I am 72
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