Back and knee osteoarthritis

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Dcarer11
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by Dcarer11 on Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:55 pm

Back and knee osteoarthritis

My mother was diagnosed with this condition 18 months ago.She follows the exercises and stretches taught by the physio in the morning and evening plus walks a mile, 5 days a week. However in the last 2 months I have noticed her posture is leaning more forward and says it hurts to straighten her back.Should she go back to the doctor and see what help they offer?

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Dr Claire Mansfield
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by Dr Claire Mansfield on Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:58 am

Re: Back and knee osteoarthritis

Hi, yes I think that would be a good idea to see your GP as you have both noticed a change. I'm not sure if your mother is still able to access her physio as it would be a good idea to discuss it with them too. Thanks
Dr Claire Mansfield
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Tracy Corbett
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by Tracy Corbett on Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:58 pm

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Hi,
yes, I agree. If you've both noticed a change, your Mum should approach her GP for a review and, if she has direct access to her physiotherapist, she should see her/him too. If not, perhaps her GP could refer her back to physiotherapy for another assessment.
Tracy Corbett
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