This is my first post having recently joined the forum.
I'm 50 now and over the last couple of years I have been getting increasing discomfort in my right hip. Over the past 3 months it has become much more painful and I now have pain in both hips and other joints,
It aches but just uncomfortable, although if I twist my hip in a certain way or stand up, climb stairs or walk up hill it is really quite painful.
I've had every blood test known to man and there is nothing showing up in there to do with my joints. Having recently had an x-ray, the feedback is light to moderate oesteoarthritis. The doc says some wear and tear and stuff but just what he would expect from a 50 year old.
Has anyone else had this diagnosis yet found they have suffered more than is normal. Given the pain and discomfort I am getting (I'm limping now most of the time), the slight to moderate didn't make much sense.
I should add that all my older relatives on my Mum's side of the family have suffered significantly with Arthritis so it would be no surprise. However, I think the doc just thought I was being a hyperchondriac.
The absence of a clear diagnosis means I don't know whether this is permanent, going to really affect the outdoor activities I love, and require a change in my lifestyle.
Thanks for listening.