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I was diagnoised a few days ago with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. I am in complete shock! I awoke in the early hours friday morning unable to bend my knee. Initially i thought it was cramp but the pain was that intense on trying to walk i reaised it was abit more serious. The pain was making me feel sick. My husband took me to hospital where i had an xray and given painkillers and told to come back monday for an appointment in the fracture clinic. By saturday evening i could straighten my leg but needed to walk with crutches as the pain was so intense. I was told on monday the xray showed severe arthritus of the knee and the doctor could not believe i hadnt expericed any pain previous to this. Which i hadnt ...a few creaks here and there but not one bit of pain. I was told i would be looking at a knee replacement in the future. He had no idea when. I have been signed off work for 3 weeks which has really upset as i love my job . I am now more mobile with the use of a brace and the pain has eased alot. Does anyone else have experience of this. To just wake up with it seems unreal. I am used to being very active and have lost 6 stone int the past year so why now???? I have more weight to lose and am determined to do so but without exercise i am abit worried. Is this just an 'episode' that will pass and re occur every so often? Am devestated this has happened so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance :-))
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