Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with OA in both knees and they found an old
Meniscus tear in my left knee (2 weeks ago via MRI). I'm so confused. In September /October I had a mild niggle in my left knee which I presumed would go away. It didn't. In 8 weeks I have went from being a fully active, heel wearing person to someone who finds it impossible to walk down stairs, I have to wear trainers all the time and I can't walk long distances without my knees feeling like they will buckle or give way. Im only 48 and this is really affecting me. I'm honestly scared, is this my life now? Why did it happen so quickly? Will I recover and get some of my old life back? My consultant is trying painkillers and physio first but so far there is no real improvement at all. I would really appreciate any advice on what to do??