I got a diagnosis of arthritis - in my right hip - the day before yesterday. I'm 48, living in the Netherlands.
My mother and my dog have arthritis, so I have some idea of what it is, but at the same time I'm totally new to this and have a lot of questions. I cannot talk to my doctor to get more info for about a week.
So I hope it's okay to post a few of the questions I have here and hear from people who 'have been there' what it's like. I am afraid to look on internet right now for fear of getting overwhelmed even more.
1. Do you have 'good' days and 'bad' days with the arthritis? Are there still pain free days (wihout medications I mean)?
2. Are medications necessary?
3. Does having arthritis in my hip mean I will have it in other joints too?
4. Are there tips, do's and don't do's with regard to exercise? Should I be careful not too exercise too much or use the hip too hard?
Tips and input are appreciated!
Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 3/14/2013 (06:05)
Keep it simple.
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