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A 53-year-old male asked about a 86-year-old female:

Mam has back pain from osteoartritis. controlled by morphine patches, solpodol and etoflam gel. should she take exercise and what kind.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Exercise helps: One of the few interventions which helps to slow down osteoarthritis is Exercise. yet many patients are afraid to exercise on account of arthritic pain. The best way to accomplish both is to time the exercise when pain medicine is on board and it is relatively painless to exercise. Simple walking daily for 30 minutes can make a significant impact to keep you functional and feel stronger.

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