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Does Having Osteoarthritis Impact Activities Of Daily Living
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 1 were to get primary or secondary osteoarthritis from hypermobile (activity related) ankles, how many yrs. Could it take 20, 30?
Have hypermobile ankles from activities of 25 yrs. Ago.Now 63 yo. Possibly hypermobile from birth but worsened. By now certain to have osteoarthritis?
I have severe osteoarthritis. I currently take Celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg 2x daily and 100mg of tramadol 3x daily. Still having pain, any suggestions?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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