Welcme to the team! This team is very supportive and helpful. I also have OA in my knees and find that movement - just walking around as much as possible really helps. I would also encourage you to get some exercise in the water - whether it be in the sea that you are near or actual water aerobic classes in a pool. I do water aerobics and or water zumba at least 3 times a week and feel that it really helps my OA as well as keeping me active and losing weight. By the way my Mother and I had a 2 week vacation in England and Ireland in 2007. We had a great time and I hope to get back there with my husband some time.
Edited by: MYSTERYGAL6 at: 6/5/2011 (16:02)
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Hi everyone, Thanks for all the info on creams and things, these are new to me, it is only a couple of weeks since I was diagnosed and so far my GP hasn't come up with anything except booking me in for Physio, which I have had to postpone until I've had my eyes done (cataracts) I'm hoping the physio will help when I get to it too. Thelma
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Welcome. I also have OA in both knees and hips - so I know how you feel. I agree with the others. Move as much as you can. I also use Tylenol Arthritis and it really helps, and I'm going for a second Synvisc shot next week. Good luck to you, and keep in touch with the group.
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Welcome from the Oregon Coast!! I live on the Pacific Ocean about half way down the USA on the map. We are a small city of 30,000 and depend on fishing, crabbing, timber and tourism to survive.
I use Sombra and Icy Blue, which are pain creams, and really help my bone on bone knees and my knuckles to keep moving and busy. I take Tylenol Arthritis and it helps me a lot. I have had SYNVISC-ONE gel shots in my knee to give it a cushion and I highly recommend it. It stops the pain for 6 - 12 months a shot and helps me be more active. I am putting off knee replacement as long as I can.
I had back surgery a year ago and they fused L3, L4 and L5 and that stopped the numbness in my left hip and leg. My spine was being crushed and I did not know it.
This is a great site to ask questions and share what you know and do as well and just meet some great folks!! Make it a great day of blessings!! Marianne
The one thing that has really worked for me is to keep moving. I don't mean you have to be an Olympian. You can just do something as simple as getting up and walking around after you have been sitting for awhile. I swim a lot and that makes my chronic pain a lot better. Welcome to SP. You will find a lot of support here and many great friends, as I have.
Hi, I'm Thelma and have just been diagnosed with arthritis of both knees and hips after four years of being messed around. I am from the UK and I believe things are a little different here regarding getting treatment etc., I cannot take anti arthritis meds as I have an ulcer and taking paracetamol on a regular basis does not appeal as I take other drugs for blood pressure, cholesterol and thyroid. However, I have this week been persuaded to use a magnetic bracelet, I was a bit sceptical when I bought it, but anything is worth a try, although they say they don't work for everyone, well I find it has worked for me, I have worn it for about a week now and for the first time in four years I can climb the stairs, one foot after the other without much pain, whereas before I had to climb one step at a time, very tedious. I am still looking for anything to help though and any tips or suggestions will be very welcome. Thelma
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