Osteoarthritis Pain....please go away!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I am in Week 3 of my 5K Walking Program & need to walk 2.25 miles today. Since I have had bad pain for the last 2 days (& lost sleep nights), I will try & do the walk on my treadmill, but will be in a slower pace. I have osteoarthritis in both hips & lower back. Usually when I get up in the morning & move around it gets better, but the last 2 days have been real "stinkers" for pain.

During my walks the last 3 weeks I have walked 2.5 MPH & then kicked it up to 3 MPH for a few minutes & then back to try & get me out of this plateau that I seem to be in. If the pain is still intense Monday, I will try & get an appointment with my primary & get shots in each hip. I did this a year ago & they really helped.

Hope everyone has a Spark-filled weekend.
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    To me you are a rock star b/c I have osteoarthritis as well in both knees, hips and back, well back is really Degenerative Disc Disease. I digress, I can literally walk 5 mins and have to sit down to rest my knees and back, as they begin to spasm on me. And I am on two differnt pain meds. Geez!

    You go and do what you can. Good job!
    3533 days ago
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    My thoughts and prayers and admiration go out to you. I have spinal and sciatic OA and know how painful that walking can be. It is very hard to get past the plateaus when it is so painful to move. I hope that you are feeling better soon. emoticon Gentle hugs
    3533 days ago
  • CHRYS13
    Thinking of you! I hope it all works out.
    I have cortisone shots in my back, but finally had to have a total hip replacement three years ago. Things have been great since!
    Best wishes to you....
    3533 days ago
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