Posted 1/31/2018 4:35 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, I have osteoarthritis in both knees & in other joints. It's one of the types of arthritis that is caused by wear & tear & natural aging process. People can have it from mild to severe & the pain ranges differently for each person.
My knees often swell if I have done a lot of activity, especially after working in the flower beds. Weather changes, especially in the winter really makes them ache. I have done injections & they did help. I urge you to give the gel time to work, it will take some time before you get some relief. I cannot take NSAIDS, so I use a lot of the OTC pain patches that has lidocaine in them, they work for awhile. Also, I use moist heat. Other people will use cold packs, you have to find what works the best. If you have access to a jacuzzi that should help. With arthritis we have to keep moving our joints.
I hope things get better for you, hang in there.