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  • Walking long distances

    When I must walk long distances, I use walking sticks instead of a cane.
  • 1 month ago

    Need a temporary solution

    I just had my second round of gel shots. The first one lasted a year, and it was great. This second one, I'm not sure. I have a lot of pain in the morning, and it's taking longer and longer to get over it. I know I'm due for a replacement eventually. We are taking a trip to the Galapagos in about 3 weeks, which will involve a lot of walking, and one hike with lots of steps. I've tried a couple kinds of braces, the plain old elastic kind seems to work best. Is there anything I can....
  • ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS

    Arthritis is an inflammation of joints that side effects can cause severe chronic pain. There are two type of arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Both inflammatory disorders, can lead to limited mobility in the joints. One of the main objectives in dealing with arthritis, is to control the pain. Once you accomplished that goal; progress with the inflammation becomes less severe. Vegetable - Mustard, collard, kale, celery These vegetables are recommended in terms of preventing the spread of the....
  • 1 month ago

    Arthritis both knees

    If anyone can tell me, what can I take for arthritis in both knees, was on fentyl for over 15 years, then people started advising it and it got a bad reputation, but was all that showed me to function walk, now my insurance got cold feet and informed me they won't be paying for it so those dirty no good mthr,f,,,rs, get me hooked then yank it away, im not begging or kidding their ass and thing I can take that's over counter pain is to much, can't walk or sleep who said god don't have....
  • 2 months ago

    shoulder pain

    I have been told I need shoulder replacements both shoulders. I am 80 and very leery about undergoing surgery at my age. Is there any thing that can relieve the horrible pain in the deltoid and biceps muscles on my right arm? I have tried all kinds of topicals, otc meds. Can injections be done in the area I mentioned?
  • 3 months ago

    Exercising with osteoarthritis

    I saw an orthopedist because of pain and swelling in both knees 2 years ago. He said I need total knee replacements. I am 75 and do not want to undergo surgery so I curtailed hiking and aerobics which had been causing pain, I lost some weight and ate more foods recommended by the Arthritis Org. I have been able to manage the pain but worry that I am too sedentary and may be setting myself up for other health problems. I have started riding a stationary bike, working up to 30 minutes a day but wonder....
  • 3 months ago

    Cortizone Shot

    I got Cortizone shot 2 weeks ago. Right after I got it I got a migraine that lasted 6 days it was awful. Now my foot is swollen bad. At night I try to keep it up and put ice on it.. is this another side effect on getting this shot?
  • 3 months ago

    "don't use your Hands"

    my doctor told me a need a fusion and to use my hands as little as possible. how do I do this?
  • Cervical injury, thoracic double scoliosis and lumbar pain; degenerative disc disease

    Ain’t nobody writing narcotic scripts for chronic back pain. That RX would significantly improve my quality of life during a flare up. Every thing else prescribed is a waste of money, and the doctors know the scripts are inadequate.
  • 3 months ago

    New to Osteoarthritis

    Hi all, I am new to this site and condition and in need of some advice and a sympathetic group to chat to. I am 52 years in 3 days time and still full of life, active and energetic as much as possible. I work part time for a company and my husband and I run two businesses from home. I had a car accident in December last year where I was left with a shoulder injury and under the circumstances I thought my car had come off second best, being written off (the other driver was unharmed and her car had....