Knees

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I have degenerative bone disease in both knees. I stand at work 8 hours a day but I'll come to the point that I can no longer do it. My knee recently gave out on me and I fell and bruised my knee and was off work for 2 weeks what back to work and fell again same knee 4 days later. My doctor won't do the surgery be aside he says I'm too young about to turn 55 and I am overweight but I cannot continue on like this. My doctor says I can't get disability I don't know what to do. I have osteopartis in both knees have high blood pressure sleep apena overweight and borderline diabetic what do I do.

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    The new clinical studies out show that patio therapy is just as good if not better than TKR.

    I understand the pain of OA in knees and good fitting shoes with good arch supports along with patio therapy exercises to strengthen the tendon and muscles around the knees help strengthen the knee. 

    Even water exercises for for oa in knee joints help heel the joints.

    Ask your doc for psio therapy for knees. I was surprised at hoe mich better my kneecap a small after 6 weeks of strengthening stretches and exercises.

    peace and heeling thru your journey..

     

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    Hi Shelia,

    I really can sympathise with you.  I'm 68 and have been told I'm still a bit too young to do a hip replacement!  

    I am surprised to hear that your doctor said you can't get disability, by this does he mean a disability benefit?  If this is what he means, then it's not him that decides, it's the DWP.  Anyone can put in a claim for PIP and by what you say, you stand a very good chance of qualifying.  

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      Your not to old for THR I had my first in my 40's.

      it's best to do it before deterioration of the joints, bone & tissue can complicate a good recovery. take time now to do more research and perhaps get another opinion. I can lead to serious health risks.

      hope your not in serious pain. 

      Peace & Heeling

       

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    Hi Shelia im 36 years old and have it in both knees and round my body i too have been told im too young for a operation strange because if i was a pro footballer they would do it straight away ??? you can claim disability you can claim PIP, please go to the citezins advice about it as i know you can claim i have and got awarded PIP.  as for overweight part like myself i know its hard to lose weight especialy when we cant move, i have found buying a pedaller but using it for my arms has helped me a bit in losing some.  If i was you its time to pack in your job and get some rest, i was on my feet for 12-15 hours a day in the theatres done me no good, but please do get some advice as i know you can claim disability.  good luck
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    Hi Shelia: So sorry you are going through this. It is like being in a viscious circle you can't get the exercise because of the knees but loosing weight would help. My husband has bad knees both of them severe arthritis and in the same boat as you. The doctor told him they would not operate on him because of his weight. Kind of like you are darned if you do and darned if you don't. Have you tried any injections in your knees? The first time my husband had the injections they helped him for quite a while, but unfortunately the last time they didn't work. I would also consider talking to another doctor and getting a second opinion. I know the first specialist who told my husband they never do knee replacements on anyone who is over 35% BMI so I asked my orthopedic surgeon and he said that is absolutely not true. So not all doctors will tell you the same thing. I hope you get some help soon. Wishing you well...Hugs....Barb

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    Also look into a great knee brace to help take the pressure off. 

    Pits a good start and therapy or swimming therapy is a really good solution for many.

    helped me thru years of joint problems. 

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    Hi I totally get how you feel I to have OA in both knees and in my hands I'm 39. Gp gave me a cream called capsaican you apply it 4 times a day. Also ask to be referred to occupational therapy to get and aids or adaptions you need around the house. Please apply for pip you stand a great chance of getting it. I've just applied as no way I could stand all day or do heavy manual jobs. Good luck let me know how you get on xx

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