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I am 37 yrs old. I went for an X-ray after struggling with a lingering pain on my left knee. Doctor told me that I have early stage osteoarthritis. I am so scared and confused as I did not expect this to happen to me since I am rather inactive and I am not overweight with a bmi of 19. The problem is that I started to recall that I have been having stiff back and stiff fingers which come on and off for a period of a few years. And these have come back in the last few days. I am not sure if these are related to my knee osteoarthritis. If I wake up in the middle of the night my lower back feels locked in place. There was a few period of time where I woke up in the morning with severe back pain and I couldn't stand straight. I am now worried that my knee osteoarthritis is just one of the symptoms of something larger. Can someone advise me what could I be having ? Is it possible to have osteoarthritis in multiple joints? I have heard of the supplement glucosamine and collagen hydrosate. Do they work? Thanks
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