I have joint pain, mostly the major joints (knees, hips, SIJ, lower back) sometimes elbows and shoulders. Now this pain is not normally felt until I move, more so with what might be called high impact movements, ie walking, I do not run at all, because of the pain. The pain can be described as extreme tenderness which when moved/impacted causes very sharp pain, and if continued a while the ache sets in, and I just do not want to do anything.
I am certain that different foods have an effect on how bad this condition is. I am now eating a not so varied diet, having excluded Meat, Dairy, Gluten, nuts, many sweet fruits, most sweet vegetables,
anything that is processed/factory made. If I have any of the foods just mentioned I normally get a very large boil type thing, anywhere on my body which can take upto 6 months to erupt, which is very tender and painful for the whole time. Picture below, (sorry if you are squeamish) Doctor had taken a swab of one but said it was all normal?????
I can on days when I feel not too bad go cycling, and easily cover 20-30 miles, which does not seem to jolt, impact my joints.
I have seen my doctors on many occasions, but I am often at my best after waiting the two weeks from making the appointment, and as I am 58 6ft 2 and 12st 7lbs and look fit as a flea, the doctors give me short shrift, which is unsurprising as they often look more unhealthy than me!
I was working up until 7 years ago but the pain has made working as a mechanic impossible. I do not have any benefits, and rely on my dear wife for money.
I just want to know what is causing this pain, if anyone can suggest what it might be please please answer.