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Search found 97 matches
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Exercise

There is no evidence that exercise can worsen osteoarthritis so gyms are being unfair if they won't take you. Exercise and losing weight are the two most important things that you can do to help yourself if you have osteoarthritis and will delay the need for surgery, so try speaking to your gym mana...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Knobbly finger joints
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Knobbly finger joints

Progressive joint damage is not inevitable although hand osteoarthritis does tend to run in families. You are already doing the right things by continuing to exercise, as execise can't damage the joints, but pain as you say,may come and go. Try stretching your joints or exercising with a ball that y...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Lumbar Spinal Senosis
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Lumbar Spinal Senosis

Keeping as mobile as possible may help. Certain medicines can help with nerve pain and improve sleep which are also important so you should ask your GP for advice. Some pain clinics or spinal surgeons also try injections called epidurals into the spine which can be safe if you are not well enough fo...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Pain after knee replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Pain after knee replacement

Pain in a replaced joint can have several serious causes including loosening and infection. You should ask your GP to arrange investigations and if necessary refer you back to see your orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Wendy Holden FRCP Consultant Rheumatologist Medical Advisor to Arthritis Action Arthritis A...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Osteoarthritis in both Knees
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: Osteoarthritis in both Knees

Exercise doesn't cause osteoarthritis, unless like your husband you have had an injury, so you must not blame yourself. Surgery is definitely not inevitable and the fact that you have osteoarthritis definitely does not mean that you will have progressive pain and disability. The most important thing...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Should I keep exercising?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Should I keep exercising?

Hi Gerry, Thank you for your question. As you rightly say, exercise is often reported by those exercising with arthritis and is not necessary a sign that things are being aggravated. What we do know from the evidence is that we feel more pain around joints if we loose our strength. This is why it is...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: How long should I take longtec after total hip replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: How long should I take longtec after total hip replaceme

It sounds as though you are doing really well if you only had your surgery 2 weeks ago. Everyone is different after orthopaedic surgery but usually by 4- 6 weeks most or all of the medication should have stopped. You are doing the right thing by cutting down the longtec (oxycodone) first, and this c...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Chronic back pain
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: Chronic back pain

Many people with chronic pain find that they still have pain in spite of high doses of opiates. This clearly means that after a while, these drugs stop being effective and that is why all guidelines say that they should therefore be reduced, especially as they are associated with dependence and many...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Anti inflammatory drugs
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Anti inflammatory drugs

All non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs including diclofenac and celecoxib are associated with stomach problems including reflux, heartburn and ulcers. For these reasons and others, NSAID use should be kept to a minimum and most people are prescribed a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole to h...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Overweight and need knee replacements
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Overweight and need knee replacements

Studies show that losing just 10% of body weight can lead to an improvement in knee pain of 30% or more, which in many people means that surgery may not be needed at all or at least can be postponed. In other words, self-management really works for arthritis pain. Anyone with a BMI of over 30 can se...
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