Originally Posted by Cindy89
Doctor just told me I have early signs of osteoarthritis on one of my knees. I did x-ray after twisting my kneecap in a minor accident and feeling pain for awhile. i'm 51 how can i manage this as i get older?
One of the best things you can do for your knees is to keep a normal weight and to exercise and keep yourself strong. You should count yourself among the lucky ones that it took an xray to discover it and not daily increasing pain. It may never amount to much-your injury will heal and you will be fine. In the future, if your knees or other joints become painful, I would suggest you see a rheumatologist to manage your treatment instead of just your GP.