Hi. Welcome to the team. I have severe OA in the knees. I also have degenerative disc disease of the spine. My suggestion is to have a orthopedist write a prescription for aquatic physical therapy. Mine did and it was heaven. The exercise that you do strength your core which strengthen the back. It is also very easy on the joints. My physical therapist use to say motion is lotion. He still does. I loved it so much, I received a scholarship to the fitness center and the pool at the Hospital for Special Care. It is up on 9/30. I don't care what I have to do, beg borrow or steal, I will pay for a membership some how. My pain went from a 8 to a 1. My right knee is bone against bone and has been for 4 years. I am only 57. Between the supartz shots and the pool I have been able to put off surgery. The Dr.'s didn't want to do it before because I was too young. Now they say anytime I am ready. If I can keep going like this, probably next year. I don't want to be too old where it will be harder to recover.
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