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What exercise could I do with osteoarthritis in hips and lower back, also in the neck to tone up?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low impact

Perhaps the best exercise for people with osteoarthritis in multiple joints is swimming .
Other exercise regimens that are helpful include tai chi and modified yoga. It is important to maintaining range of motion to involved joints.

In brief: Low impact

Perhaps the best exercise for people with osteoarthritis in multiple joints is swimming .
Other exercise regimens that are helpful include tai chi and modified yoga. It is important to maintaining range of motion to involved joints.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Manage OA

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.

In brief: Manage OA

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.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yoga

Yoga is great.
Begin with what you can do painlessly, advance as tolerated, and as you build strength and regain a little flexibility you will see how you improve.

In brief: Yoga

Yoga is great.
Begin with what you can do painlessly, advance as tolerated, and as you build strength and regain a little flexibility you will see how you improve.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: A few options

Strengthening the muscles around the hip will help a lot.
You may want to consider some supplements like glucosamine, however recent research hasn't shown a lot of benefit. Other options include steroid injections, but these don't heal much. You can consider Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or other joint fluid replacement injections and possible even platelet therapy injections or stem cell procedures.

In brief: A few options

Strengthening the muscles around the hip will help a lot.
You may want to consider some supplements like glucosamine, however recent research hasn't shown a lot of benefit. Other options include steroid injections, but these don't heal much. You can consider Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or other joint fluid replacement injections and possible even platelet therapy injections or stem cell procedures.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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