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Hi, I am a new member and have been recently diagnosed with OA of the right knee. However my symptoms do not seem to match other people’s. It all started on the 4th of March this year. Went to bed no problems, woke up the next morning with a swollen right knee, could not weight bear, nor even move my leg for some hours. Hired crutches to get to the loo. Saw Dr who said arthritis. Could not drive, walk or straighten my knee. Dr sent me for a X-ray showing femoral patella wear. By this time, I was also getting contracture of my right calf muscle. Now 2months on, I can just about limp around for about half an hour before my knee gives out, but I also can’t stand still for long, as my left foot and ankle swells up. I have started physio, but I still cannot straighten my knee, and the whole area is still very swolllen. This happened so suddenly, and although I am 66, up until this I was exercising regularly and was very fit and agile. Does anyone else suffer in this way please? I am so worried at not being able to walk properly for over 2 months.