I've been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my knees, the right one is causing the most problems. Getting x ray today to find out the extent of it. My job is manual work and it really does not help the situation! Bloody grinding pain is getting to me now! Looking at a couple of old threads, I see I am not alone. I'm no athlete, but I love cycling and I'm concerned the effect this will have. GP states, unless problem is chronic, I'm too young for knee replacement. (I'm over 50, this has to be the only thing in the world I'm considered young for!) I'm really worried about work, can't afford not to, but will look for something a bit kinder on my old bones. I don't want to lose my cycling, has anyone found certain coping mechanisms or tips to help?