Hi all I have not long joined the site, but have found the posts and stories very helpful and would like to share my own.
I have had trouble for the past year with joint pain starting in my right wrist, was told it was due to repetitive tasks at work as I am a chef and constantly use my hands, few months later started getting pain in my knees which is worse in the left leg.
Was told by my doctor I may have psoriatic arthritis so was referred to a see rheumatologist, who barely looked at me just sat at his computer asking questions.
Back to doctors gave me cocodamol and voltarol which don't really do much, had to leave my job as I was struggling at work with lifting and being on my feet constantly, leg clunks and clicks and is always painful same with my wrists is now pain in both with no strength and pain now in my neck, lower back, with stiffness the stiffness gets worse when I am going to my bed and in the morning.
Got to see a physio last week who is the first person who says I have cartilage problems in
My left knee and right although left is worse and have Tondo exercises to stengthen my legs, still will i ever get a diagnosis so I can progress in my life , I have psoriasis too but seems to be no one gives you a straight and direct answer I am currently on ESA and have health assessment on Friday I want to get back to work but having been told I was slow in my last position as a chef was hard to take after being a chef for twenty years and told I was too slow got me down, at least if I have straight answer I can progress, I know there is people a lot worse than myself and I am very grateful for what I have just more frustrated, one last question does anti inflammatory diet help joint conditions,
Thank you for reading
My post and best of wishes today you all 🙋♂️