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Date: 04.01.2015
From: Claire

Subject: Physio

Hi i have just been diagnosed with arthritus in both hips and im finding the pain in my thighs awful. Due to have physio this month, does it work? Have noticed some people are under consultants at what stage am i referred.Also think i need to change mattress as can only sleep on my side and the pain wakes me often during night has anybody found a certain one is better. Thanking you in advance for any advice you can give me.
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: Tough Cookie

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Claire, in my experience, physio is very good. You could talk to the them about mattresses and stuff like that. They may be able to recommend other sleeping aids too.
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Date: 04.01.2015
From: Lois Lane

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Claire, it might help when you lay on your side to place a pillow between your legs at calf. This will take strain off of the hips.
Pyhsio can be very good if it doesn't work for you ask if you can go to the hydro pool.
You don't say if you have any pain meds. These are particularly helpful at night.
I would ask your GP to send you to Consultant if you haven't seen one. Scans MRI and CT are much better than an ordinary x-ray. They show up so much more.
Hope this helps. Take care
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Date: 05.01.2015
From: Claire

Subject: Re: Physio

Thankyou for your advice. Only on co-codomel at mo but its not even touching the pain. Hopefully physio will help. Will try a pillow tonight if i get any sleep. Will ask doctor about having a scan as only had hip x-ray so far. Thanks again. Its nice to talk to people who understand.
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: Lois lane (marlene)

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Clair, ask your GP about Tramadol/Tramacet these are a much stronger painkiller for the really bad days. There is no reason you should be in pain every day.
Sometimes you will have to be quiet pushy with your GP sorry to say. If you get to see a consultant they will talk with your gp as to what is best for you.
It is easy for Gp to say OA and leave you but it is not the right thing to do by you.
Take care and keep your chin up X
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: Claire

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Lois lane, thanks for that i will try and see doc this week if i can get an appointment. Must say my gp was good when i first went and with being newly diagnosed its all going to be trial and error at first but with having a job where im on my feet and walking for 8 hours a day up to 10 miles a day i really need to find something that will help me pretty quick. x
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: Lois Lane (marlene)

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Claire, my goodness hat's off to you managing to stay in work with all that walking. I hope you manage to put your feet up when you get home!!!!
Good luck when you see your Gp.
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Date: 06.01.2015
From: Chris Jensen

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Claire, Do you drink sodas, sport drinks, beer at a lot of coffee? They are all highly acidic. I went to an alkaline water that I make at home and that really helped.
All about it on my blog, https://alkalinewaterkansas.wordpress.com/
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: Claire

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Lois thats the first thing i do when i get home lol. Walking and bending a lot is why im in so much pain somedays but hey ho got to pay the bills somehow and plus i love my job and the people i work with. Chris i admit im a big coffee drinker and when i have a alcoholic drink its always with coke so i will have a look at your blog as i am willing to try anything that anybody has found works for them.Thankyou will let you know how i get on xx
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: Claire

Subject: Re: Physio

Lois i forgot to say i tried the pillow and the first night i found it a bit uncomfortable but slept better last night. Must of done something right for me. Thanks for the tip x
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: lois

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Clair glad it helped you. I hope you can keep your job it is so important for us to be normal (if there is such a thing) lol. I retired 3yrs ago and sometimes I do miss my job and workmates and the change of scenery. I am retirement age and felt it was time to slow done. I have filled my days now.
Take care and use that pillow if you can. x
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Date: 07.01.2015
From: Chris Jensen

Subject: Re: Physio

Hi Clair, thanks, let me know what you think of my blog. If there is anything I can help you with just let me know. I wish you were close enough I could just give you fresh water every couple days so you could try it. We hope you get feeling better.
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