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hi I first noticed pain in my hip shortly after my son was born thats now 16 years ago. I ignored it as it was just occassional feeling of my leg giving way and the pain was only for a short time.
The last couple of years has got worse severe reduce mobility I then started thinking as Osteoarthritis runs in my family to my childhood. I was the only child in the whole school that couldn't cross their legs and now working in education I can see that as there are still no children that can't do it.
It's so stiff that going for a smear is something I dread more.
Anyway I went to my doctors and was sent to a clinic xrays showed severe oa in left and moderate in right they won't even do knees even though they are also bad. I was told I wouldn't benefit from physiotherapy and needed a replacement. I thought well at least after I will be a bit normal. But the surgeon said I was too young at 45 and needed to try and manage for as long as possible. He said my hips were deformed and that was why I had oa. I then asked him about glucosamaine grabbing at some kind of hope, only to be told he doesn't think any of these remedies do anything. I left deflated with no hope at all.
So I googled, I tried the glucosamaine then came across flexacil ultra after 3 months I can walk for an hour most days as exercise and keeping joints moving is so important. I then just found a great video on youtube "Hip Osteoarthritis Video" by CTC healthcare, yesterday so I thought I would share my story and hopefully other people could add what is helping them.
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