Arthritis of any sort can be debilitating. How did he diagnose your knee as arthritis? Did he take x-rays? If not, I think you should get a second opinion. In the mean time, I hope he prescribed you something to help. I can tell you when my knees and hips bother me I use a cane to get around. Do not be afraid to get and use one. They bring out the nicest sides of people.
Thanks for your help. No, he did not take x-rays and that is what concerns me. I am going to try to get to a different doc next week. I am just concerned about the limping....did not think arhtritis would be so debilitating, so I thought it may be something else that he missed. He was insistent it is arthritis.
It may be arthritis, but I would want x-rays performed so the degree of damage could be seen. I am glad you are getting a second opinion. Please let us know what you find out and what treatment the doctor(s) prescribe for you.