Osteo arthritis


I've had a troublesome knee for most of this year comes and goes . Finally spoke to doctor back in November had an x-ray .I got a call from doctors receptionist to say it's Osteo arthritis .So I ask what to do now ?She says ring physiotherapy .So I do and basically there's none available because all redeployed in NHS .They will ring when back to normal . Whenever that is!
Is there anything I can do to help it ?
I'm 46 .
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East Mids
I had physio for osteoarthritis in knees 2 years ago and it really helped. Main message is to keep using it rather than resting it, unless in severe pain. Most of the physio is actually done at home; Was going to upload my printouts for home exercise for you but just found these - reputable sources and 'starter level'. I had to do 6 weeks of exercise before my first appointment, then I carried on with progressively harder ones with monthly appointments to assess progress for 4 months.
. https://www.pennine-gp-training.co.uk/res/Physio OA of the knee.pdf

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Firstly I would defiantly get a second opinion from a Knee specialist
I have Physio for 4 years on my hands , specialist hand surgeon took one look at them and told me Wrist joints are worn out you need an op to rebuild the joint, so wasted 4 years, had one operated on and whilst its not perfect its a lot better.

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