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Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Possibly: If its interfering with life you should consider seeing your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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I use ibuprofen at night, for severe osteoarthritis in both knees. The swelling and pain are limiting my daily activities. What else can I do?

I use ibuprofen at night, for severe osteoarthritis in both knees. The swelling and pain are limiting my daily activities. What else can I do?

Weight loss: If you are at all overweight, weight loss can significantly reduce your pain. When we walk, use the stairs or get out of a car our knees see from 3 to 5 times our body weight. Loosing 10 pounds translates to 30-50 pounds less weight for our knees to carry when ambulatory. Weight loss will also slow the progression of osteoarthritis....Best wishes f ...Read more

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What impact does osteoarthritis have on a person's well-being?

What impact does osteoarthritis have on a person's well-being?

Great impact: Osteoarthritis can lead to severe pain and disability. At your age prevention is key! Exercise, weight loss, nutrition, and perhaps even shoe type all have a role to play... ...Read more

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When some one has osteoarthritis what impact does it have on their well-being?

When some one has osteoarthritis what impact does it have on their well-being?

Can: It can make feel a lose of self and identity as well as depression. Talk to your doctor to see what can be done to help. ...Read more

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What are my exercising options with osteoarthritis? What are some good, low-impact exercises for people with osteoarthritis?

What are my exercising options with osteoarthritis? What are some good, low-impact exercises for people with osteoarthritis?

Many options: There are many options for exercises for people with osteoarthritis. It is good to be active and avoid aggravating the condition. Some examples of good alternative include water aerobics and swimming, bicycling, yoga, walking, and using an elliptical machine. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What activity modifications can be done to help alleviate osteoarthritis pain?

What activity modifications can be done to help alleviate osteoarthritis pain?

Avoid Inactivity: You should try to avoid being inactive as this may accelerate osteoarthritis and become a vicious cycle. You should try to avoid activities that exacerbate your pain, such as heavy lifting, excessive bending and twisting, and sudden movements. You should do more light exercises such as walking or jogging, swimming, lifting light weights, and light stretches. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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