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I read a post on here the other day regarding Pain and Arthritis. It seems some clever people are disputing that osteo arthritis causes pain or is painful! I had this said to me by a physiotherapist the other day and I replied that it DOES cause pain and IS painful! I can only speak from my own experience of course but if "ITIS" means inflammation and inflammation causes pain, WHAT are these people saying? That it's all in our mind it seems! In my own case the OA is spinal and caused by Scoliosis, I have trapped nerves especially in the coccyx, sacroileac region and thoracic spine and neck! Dreadful pain, I can hardly move in the mornings for several hours due to PAIN and stiffness. I cannot bend to do various houshold tasks or gardening, the pain makes me feel sick and sweaty and dizzy. My hands are so stiff and painful I can't use them for long at a time. Hips, knees, feet, shoulders, elbows are affected too now! A GP's nurse asked me during a health check why I needed a home help!!! I'd like to start a discussion about the Pain/Arthritis question if anyone would like to respond and give their experiences and views. Hopefully the Medics/physio's/nurses etc will read the posts and understand exactly what we suffer, 24/7. I look forward to all responses. Pollyanna UK
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