A 39-year-old member asked:
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people say walking is the best for osteoarthritis, but how comees it hurt?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: At age 39, i would question if you have oa severe enough to cause that degree of pain. See a rheumatologist.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In short term when walking is started, it can hurt, but you continue and pain decreases as the muscles get stronger. Walking has more benefits than disadvantages, which is the pain occuring initially. So listen and keep walking and take advantage of this great form of exercise, and also it probably is the cheapest.
May 2, 2013

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