After 3 years of PMR, I was diagnosed with OA( x-ray and MRI) in my right knee in December. The pain was awful but a cortisone shot made me feel vaguely human again, albeit with limited mobility still. That shot is now wearing off and , surprise surprise, my other knee is now playing up and very painful too. I do feel that no sooner have I sorted out one problem , then another one comes along. I do think that the OA has come on as an indirect result of the PMR- restricted mobility and weakened thigh muscles , weight gain etc.
I have been told not to have too many cortisone shots because they can do more damage, but they are the only thing that works as co-codamol sends me to sleep and we are not supposed to have NSAIDs. Has anyone got any advice ?