I am 54 years old and am struggling to hold down my job due to stiffness and pain in might ankles, knees, back during or after a shift. It got so bad that I struggled to get out of my car due to stiffness. I have seen my G,P and have been perscribed co-codamol which I take when I need. which is becoming more regular. I am trying to find a new job that I can do that makes my symptoms less severe.
I would like to know if anyone has found ways in reducing this stiffness and pain, I love to take hot baths and find these help. Are these symptoms a prelude to another illness i.e arthritis etc