Our expert says:
Yes, it does sound as if you have a bit of osteo-arthritis. It sounds as if you're doing all the right things. Exercise remains an important part of coping with the arthritis. You can also try some Pilates exercises which just help to keep the joints more mobile and also strengthens the back and stomach muscles.
You'll probably need some x-rays at one stage just to see where the problem is, but if you can still cope for the moment, you can probably wait until your savings have kicked in again.
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