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It was the acute pain I felt while walking that caused me to go to a Rheumatologist. I could not pinpoint where the pain was coming from, but when I stepped on my right foot, I'd get a sharp pain in my upper right hip towards the front that made it feel like my leg was going to buckle. Apparently, that is not the osteoarthritis, but a calcium deposit on one of my tendons near my hip BUT I also have osteoarthritis in my lower right back and hip and less so on my knees. Happy Birthday to me...seriously.
For now, I'm just taking a stronger medication (I was taking meloxicam and/or ibuprofen) that I just started today. Walking is uncomfortable and I feel old - altho I don't look old, I'm at that age where osteoarthritis is supposedly common.
I'm very depressed over this. I want to be able to walk and get my mobility back. When I wake up, I'm so achy, it takes me 15 minutes to stretch and fully straighten out. It all seemed to come on so suddenly. Just 3 weeks ago, I just started yoga, was feeling good, and wanted to start some exercise regime. Now, it hurts to much to do certain stretches especially on my right side.
That is all I'll say for now - I'm new to this - and I hope I can be of some help and vice versa.