I was diagnosed with RA in July last year, after several visits to my GP due to pain in my hands,wrist, elbows, feet, knees,ankles and neck. This has been ongoing for about a year.
Before this I was receiving treatment for lower back pain for the past twenty plus years. Which involved being in traction for 7days, carapractic , osteopath, psychotherapy and pain killers.
I'm also under trauma and orthopaedics as my right knee began giving me lots of pain, eventually resulting in my whole leg from my ankle upwards turning black, blue with lots of swelling. Continue to move a round as best I could, rang doctors told they couldn't see me, sent to walk in clinic, they then sent to A &E. X-ray showed nothing, referred to orthopaedic clinic. 3months later had MRI, got torn ligaments, damaged cartilage and my knee joint is rubbing. He described it as severe degeneration in my knee as he would have expect to see in someone who plays sports or an athlete. Too young to have a knee replacement ,so I'm in Limbo.
I've applied for a blue badge to help me get around and will obviously only use when I'm having a bad day. Anyone got any advice on the process?