Our expert says:
She probably needs bilateral knee replacements. Unfortunately the waiting lists at Government hospitals are extremely long. I don't know whether she has been referred to the Orthopaedic department at her hospital, but they should prescribe anti-infalammatory drugs like diclofenac (voltaren) or ibuprufen (Brufen). The diabetes and hypertension must also be well controlled as itcomplicates matters if not.
Supplements like Osteo-eaze or Arthro Choice are easily obtained from the local chemist- these drugs contain chondroitin and glucosamine sulphate - and many people actually feels better on them.
The Arthritis Foundation tel 0861303030 should also be able to give some advice.
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