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ZRIE014 Posts: 92,097
10/30/17 12:48 A

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what are you doing to help you with the pain. have you ever tried working out like on the treadmill. it helps me.

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10/29/17 10:59 A

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"Currently I seem to be having a major pain flare up which seems weird with osteo?"
Not weird at all... perfectly normal!

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10/29/17 10:54 A

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My physiotherapist recommend a PBS television show called "Classical Stretch". You can see samples on youtube.


www.youtube.com/user/ClassicalStretchTET

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10/29/17 8:34 A

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Thanks a lot for the input and suggestions. I've had a physiotherapist for most of this year who I see regularly for other issues and have asked him about this. He has given me a few stretches to do so far but doesn't want me doing much else yet. Currently I seem to be having a major pain flare up which seems weird with osteo? I'm hoping it calms down again so I can do more

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10/28/17 1:24 A

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As has been mentioned, strengthen *all* the muscles around the joint or joints that cause the problems. I would also add; don't forget stretching. I find that I have pain after exercise, but it's even worse if I don't exercise, so I keep at it. One of my docs over the years once told me that it has active and dormant phases and I've found that to be true in my case and the dormant times tend to be longer when I exercise. I think the key is finding the right combination of exercises and intensities. Good luck with it!

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ZRIE014 Posts: 92,097
10/28/17 12:44 A

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after running my arthritis is not hurting. i look forward to it.

ZRIE014 Posts: 92,097
10/27/17 12:42 A

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running help with my arthritis

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10/26/17 6:34 A

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I echo what Patti said about getting a referral to a good physical therapist. I have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee; eventually, I'll get a new knee but, at age 45, am too young. My knee is bad enough that my primary care doctor said I could take up to 3200 mg of ibuprofen a day! I avoid taking that much as ibuprofen can be hard on your insides. I only take when the pain is enough to affect my sleeping or really making daily movement annoying.

Thus said, I still am active. I run races and by run, I mean I do run/walk intervals. My times are slower but I can function post race quite well. So, find what you enjoy doing!



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ZRIE014 Posts: 92,097
10/26/17 12:29 A

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my arthritis is better after exercising

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10/25/17 11:37 P

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Have you talked with your doctor about a referral to physical therapy? It might be worth talking with a PT, being evaluated, and trying targeted exercises for several months.

I experienced my initial hip arthritis pain/diagnosis when starting to prepare for a backpack trip. (FYI--I was 65yrs old, moderately active). My doctor suggested physical therapy, and I gave it a go.... The PT determined that although my hip muscles were quite strong controlling forward and backward motion, I had little strength in controlling side to side motion. She felt if I could improve there, the muscles would help hold the joint in a stable position and decrease my pain. Nothing will eliminate the arthritis of course.... We spent about 12 weeks working on a series of exercises. I noted definite improvement!! With the help of that, and some increase in pain meds, I was able to get through my trip....and I still do those exercises!!

I realize my arthritis was in beginning stages...and I was perhaps fortunate that this worked. Your situation could be different.... Wishing you all the best,
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10/25/17 3:40 P

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Thanks Jen,
I'm seeing him again today ... recent diagnosis and a lot to work out including trying to work out what's normal and when other things are going on
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10/25/17 11:46 A

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Hi Joy

I think the definition of "normal discomfort" is going to vary from person to person. If you can generally go about your daily activities with mild interruption, then I think that's normal. If you are having a lot of pain and/or having to adjust your routine significantly because if it, then I would consider that to be something to address with your doctor.

Hope that helps,

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10/25/17 7:54 A

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I had just finished blogging about my experience of walking today and then did the trivia questions for today which featured a question on arthritis, and led to this article written by Spark Coach Jen a number of years ago
https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=362&page=2

I was wondering what "normal arthritis discomfort" is?

Thanks



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