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LADYSTARWIND's Photo LADYSTARWIND Posts: 5,690
5/2/19 1:00 A

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I think that's going to depend on how your joints are affected. If only in your knees, or also your hips, ankles, feet, toes...??? Many of us who have arthritis have multiple joints affected. And personally, I wear foot orthotics to correct some issues...and avoid heels!

It would be best to consult your doctor, podiatrist or orthopedic specialist for their advice. Or... if you are willing to take the risk, then try them for 2 weeks and take note of your pain levels, and any other changes you note.
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I wonder if with arthritis, it's safe to wear high heels if I keep the heel length down to 1.5 inches. Anyone tried this?




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Here's an article you might find helpful:

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4/1/19 9:01 P

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I have arthritis pretty much in all my joints and have plates in my back but still have alo of pain when I walk.I am on a new medicine which is helping somewhat.I used to exercise and be an avid walker but since the progression of the arthritis in all my joints and the pain I havebeen in i've been pretty sedeentary.Recently I have tried taking very short walks and want to try to increase as I can.I don't know if there is much else I can do o exercise,if anyone has suggestions they would be apprciated.



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12/1/18 11:28 A

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Thanks everyone!! I am going to go to PT soon!!!

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11/20/18 10:50 A

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If you can, a PT can be so helpful! Also, if you haven't already, talk with your doctor about available medications to help manage the arthritis and/or prevent or slow further damage.

My mom has a genetically-linked arthritis, and through a combination of activity and medication, she has continued to be quite active (bike riding, walking a couple miles almost daily, etc.) - she's 65. She's fortunate in that it's mostly confined to her knees, with some of it affecting her hands, but it's stayed away from her hips and back so far.

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11/20/18 9:42 A

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Walking is great exercise. But as Luann mentioned, your diet is most important.

You may also want to look into some gentle yoga.

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11/14/18 1:05 P

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Go slow and steady.



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11/14/18 9:39 A

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i needed to read all of this! I am struggeling to get back into working out too i am nervouse because of varrious injuries over the years.



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11/13/18 12:40 P

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Do you have access to a pool? It's a great way to get exercise without stressing your joints.

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11/13/18 6:09 A

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Nutrition is indeed more important that exercise for weight loss. However, exercise can help you feel good.

Have your worked with a Physical Therapist (PT) at all regarding your arthritis? A good PT can help you develop a plan to help keep you moving without aggravating your arthritis.

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11/12/18 6:50 P

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Here's a collection of info you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/managing-arth
ritis.asp


Here's an article specific to exercise and arthritis that should also help:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=362


Take a look and let me know if you have questions.

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11/12/18 3:47 P

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That is enough exercise.
Weight loss is about how much and what you eat.

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11/12/18 3:08 P

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Hey guys!

I have arthritis due to a genetic phosphorous deficiency. I know exercise would help but some exercise hurts more than anything. I have been walking 1-2 miles in the local park as a way to get back into it. I want to lose 30 pounds. I feel like it's not enough exercise but I don't want to overdo and injure myself, but also it has been really rainy a lot of days. I also am on meds that can cause weight gain. I just want to get healthy and could use all the pointers I could get! Thanks!!!

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