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10/8/11 7:13 P

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I'm with Kris and Kitty your first stop should be with your doctor, your second stop a physical therapist. You might want to ask about water therapy too. I just found out my hip joints are now bone on bone. I'm being sent to PT and then Water Therapy after she's done with me to maintain. It's the safest way to get exercises specially designed for your needs. I wish you luck!

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10/4/11 11:41 P

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yeah, what she said. LOL the exercises I do for my knees were prescribed for me for supporting the knees and I use them daily, ESP when they hurt or are weak. the PT is the BEST place to go to learn what will help YOU. we can suggest what works for us, but what if our issues aren't the same as yours?

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10/4/11 6:07 P

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I strongly suggest that you ask your Dr for a referral to a Physiotherapist and be assessed properly, so that what is appropriate for you is given, and you will also be steered away from types of stretches than can be damaging.

I was sent to a Pilates class which is taken by a qualified practicing Physiotherpist. She is fully aware of my various skeletal issues and is able to give me alternatives in the way of all forms of exercises when needed. It is also really good because the class is small, so she is able to give really good 'hands-on' and adjust our positions when needed. Sometimes even a 1" adjustment is made and it may not seem much, but it can make a difference between doing us bad, doing nothing, or doing good!

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Hi everyone,
I've got arthritis knees are beyond repair and most of my other joints are affected.

I'm told I need to stretch regularly to keep flexible and to lessen the pain. I'm not very sure what stretches to do that are safe for me. I do neck rolls, calf stretches, bend from the waist touching the floor and arm stretches. I'd love to do more. It's very hard for me to get on the floor (or I'd do Yoga)...I have a very hard time getting up. So I need standing stretches or chair ones.

I'd appreciate any and all suggestions. Many, many thanks.

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