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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 200mg 2x daily and 100mg of tramadol 3x daily. Still having pain, any suggestions?
I live with osteoarthritis in my hip. Tylenol and ibuprophen barely take the edge off my daily pain. Anything more powerful you'd recommend?
Consider Ortho Eval: Have you seen orthopedic surgeon for options regarding your hip degeneration? At such a young age, it may not be in the best interest to have a hip surgery done yet. If this is not an option, you may want to consider stem cell therapies (bone marrow aspirate injections) that may be able to reduce the wear and tear and even replace lost cartilage or repair tears in your hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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