I have been suffering from chronic joint pain that is taking over my life. It is continually getting worse and worse to the point now its very hard to walk with out a cane. I am trying to hide this from my kids, however my wife is a RN who is trying as much as she can to help.
Some years ago I began to notice pain in my ankles mostly but in other joints as well. Approximately 3-4 years ago I started seeing a very caring doctor who has not been able to give a diagnoses. Rheumatoid Arthritis tests have all came back negative, and x rays done by a specialist who deals primarily with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the like who said I had tennis elbow, said I did not have Arthritis.
What is going on is any time I work physically for a hour or more my joints give me pain around a 9 or 10. Meaning I can not hardly move at all and then I must lye down and wait for extra pain medication to begin to work before I am able to get up and do anything at all. Usually there is a snapping or popping and immediately following that extreme pain. Recently I have felt what seems like my hip "coming out of place".
This condition is steadily getting worse and I am scared that in the future I will not be able to walk etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.