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How much walking is advisable for someone with osteoarthritis?

How much walking is advisable for someone with osteoarthritis?

As much as you like: As long as you tolerate it... You can/and should walk as much as you desire --- assuming that you primary care doctor and/or cardiologist do not have an issue with it. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?

Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?

Yes: It can help keep OA at bay. However sometimes even this hurts. Consider stem cell therapies as options if steroid injections or synvisc/euflexxa type injections are not helpful enough. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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People say walking is the best for osteoarthritis, but how comees it hurt?

People say walking is the best for osteoarthritis, but how comees it hurt?

See details: At age 39, i would question if you have oa severe enough to cause that degree of pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am 45 years old and have osteoarthritis, how will this affect my ability to walk in an older age?

Who Knows: Cannot predict. Iit depends on the joints involved and the severity of your symptoms. And the big unknown - is what will be available 10 or 20 years to decrease oa pain and improve function. Currently with joint replacements many are able walk very well, and, results keep improving. Also with other evolving techniques it may be possible for you to grow new cartilage. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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Will osteoarthritis prevent me doing the things i enjoy most, like walking with my friends or swimming at the beach?

Will osteoarthritis prevent me doing the things i enjoy most, like walking with my friends or swimming at the beach?

Activity ; OA: It's very possible for people with osteoarthritis to enjoy physical activities like walking and swimming. Depending on the joint involved, physical therapy may be helpful as well as non steroidal antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen and naproxen. Swimming is a great physical activity that puts low stress on most joints, so it's a great option for people with oa. ...Read more

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Should I be walking even I have pain on my knees and feet that doesn't go away at all (Osteoarthritis).

Should I be walking even I have pain on my knees and feet that doesn't go away at all
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Varies: In general, it is good to stay active and walking is a good way to do so. If your pain is pretty badly aggravated by walking, however, you may need to limit it. You could consider water aerobics or bicycle riding as other alternatives, or working with a physical therapist to increase your conditioning. ...Read more

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I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. What exercise can I do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?

I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. What exercise can I do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?

Avoid weightbearing: Unfortunately it's not great that at 50 you have severe knee osteoarthritis. But you really don't want to do a knee replacement at your age until you try everything else. If you can lose weight with non weight bearing activities such as cycling elliptical and swimming along with diet you may have less knee pain. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.

Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically  If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.

No: Meniscal repairs in an osteoarthritic knee provide little or no long term benefit. You will likely need crutches for a short period if you do have the surgery. ...Read more

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Go to NY in 5 days. Knee osteoarthritis n pain if walk for long. Steroid jab or others to walk without pain?Immediate n long term risks n side effect?

Go to NY in 5 days. Knee osteoarthritis n pain if walk for long. Steroid jab or others to walk without pain?Immediate n long term risks n side effect?

Maybe: I have patients who know that they will sooner or later need knee replacement surgery. Some were planning on traveling and requested injections for pain relief. All of these patients had good temporary relief of their pain. However, the pain always returns sooner or later, and the patient runs the small but real risk of infection with any injection. Think carefully and discuss with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Hx of osteoarthritis in numerous joints now hip pain radiating to groin walking a lot exacerbates how can I get relief without NSAIDs (allergic)?

Hx of osteoarthritis in numerous joints now hip pain radiating to groin walking a lot exacerbates how can I get relief  without NSAIDs (allergic)?

Many options: Assuming this is from your hip joint, anti inflammation can come from curcumin (from turmeric), devils claw, or a prescription alt. med called embrel-500. Injections to,the hip, and physical,therapy to improve gait pattern or add modalities such as diathermy, ultrasound, or red laser. ...Read more

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Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?

Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?

SWIMMING: would be very beneficial for you! Make sure your diet contains enough Calcium (or obtain Calcium Supplements) and vitamin D (You should check these with your PCP! You ahould also consider a "fresh" evaluation by a SPINE Specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis through to osteomyelitis had ten CM bone removed grown back painful knee joint can't walk on it hip pain too x?

Osteoarthritis through to osteomyelitis had ten CM bone removed grown back painful knee joint can't walk on it hip pain too x?

It is muscle tissue: So begin the healing with heat, stretching, massage, yoga, deep tissue release acupuncture and trigger point therapy … add in magnesium as a muscle relaxant plus needle therapy. Janet g. Travell, md and c. Chan gunn, md. These 2 pioneers in pain treatments have textbooks on the subject. Their protocols can treat and possibly resolve complex pain issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more