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My poor hips

My hips really hurt. I've got impingement, bursitis, osteoarthritis, and bone spurs on both sides. The mile I walked today did a number on my hips. I took 2 percocet and I am laying down. I already took my olanzapine. I should be feeling better by the time I fall asleep.

I just wish the surgeon would quit the ageism bullshit and fix my hips. If I'm not too young for pain then I shouldn't be too young for treatment.

My PCP is furious. He doesn't want to keep prescribing more opioids but it's the only thing that helps.


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Exercise for Osteoarthritis Sufferers: A Powerful Therapy

Part 1 of 2 Introduction

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It primarily targets the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. While there is no cure for OA, several management strategies can significantly improve the quality of life for those suffering from this condition. Among these strategies, exercise stands out as a potent and natural tool to control OA symptoms and enhance overall well-being. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of exercise for osteoarthritis sufferers and offer practical tips for incorporating physical activity into daily life.

Exercise Maintains Joint Health and Function

Contrary to the misconception that exercise might worsen osteoarthritis joint pain, appropriately chosen exercises can play a crucial role in maintaining joint health and function. Regular physical activity helps lubricate the joints, which can reduce friction and prevent further degeneration. It also enhances blood circulation to the affected areas, delivering essential nutrients and promoting healing.

Exercise Builds Muscles and Supports Joints

Strong muscles act as protectors for joints, especially for those suffering from OA. When muscles surrounding the joints are weak, osteoarthritis joint pain can increase  and cause more   discomfort. Engaging in regular exercises, such as strength training and flexibility  exercises, can help build muscle mass and provide better support for the affected joints, ultimately easing pain and improving stability. Exercise Manages Weight and Reduces Joint LoadMaintaining a healthy weight is essential for managing osteoarthritis symptoms, as excess weight places additional strain on weight-bearing joints like knees and hips. Exercise is an effective way to burn calories, control weight, and reduce osteoarthritis joint pain. Low-impact exercises like swimming and cycling can be particularly beneficial for individuals with OA, as they minimize impact while still providing a great workout. Exercise Enhances Flexibility and Range of MotionStiffness and reduced range of motion are common symptoms of osteoarthritis. Regular exercise, particularly stretching and flexibility exercises, can help combat these issues by increasing joint flexibility and range of motion. Improved flexibility can make daily activities easier and improve joint health Exercise Releases Endorphins and Improves MoodExercise has powerful effects on mental health and can be an effective mood booster. Engaging in physical activity triggers the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers. For osteoarthritis sufferers dealing with chronic pain, exercise can provide a much-needed mental lift, reducing stress and anxiety associated with the condition.

Exercise Improves Sleep Quality

Chronic pain caused by OA often disrupts sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and diminished well-being. Regular exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality, helping individuals with OA get better rest and feel more energized during the day. Exercise Tips for Osteoarthritis Sufferers:

Consult with a Healthcare Professional: Before starting any exercise regimen, it is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional knowledgeable about exercise such as a physical therapist. Many massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga therapists and health coaches are knowledgeable about exercise. They can recommend the best exercise for osteoarthritis based on your specific condition and overall   health.
Start Slowly: Begin with low-impact exercises and gradually increase the intensity and duration as your strength and comfort levels improve. Overexertion can lead to injury and setbacks, so listen to your body and progress at a pace that suits you.
Choose the Right Exercises: Focus on exercises that are gentle on the joints, such as walking, swimming, cycling, yoga, tai chi, and water aerobics. These activities provide excellent cardiovascular benefits without putting excessive strain on the affected joints.
Mix It Up: Incorporate a variety of exercises into your routine to work different muscle groups and prevent boredom. Balance cardio workouts with strength training and flexibility exercises for a well-rounded approach.

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For osteoarthritis sufferers , exercise is not just an option; it is a vital component of managing symptoms and improving overall well-being. Regular physical activity can help maintain joint health, build muscles, manage weight, improve flexibility, enhance mood, and promote better sleep. By adopting a safe and appropriate exercise routine, individuals with OA can take an active role in controlling their osteoarthritis joint pain an

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Exercise for Osteoarthritis Sufferers: A Powerful Therapy

Part 2 of 2 d enjoy a better quality of life. Always remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise program and prioritize consistency and moderation to reap the full benefits of exercise in managing osteoarthritis.

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Hi everyone !! My challenges

Hi everybody, my name is Joanne. I live on the west coast in British Columbia Canada. I suffer from PTSD, traumatic triggers, anxiety, depression. I have other health issues as well chronic fatigue, syndrome, osteoarthritis, lupus, just name a few. I think I got the onset of these , other health issues minus the osteoarthritis that would happen while I was working. I have two very very painful bad knees, waiting for knee replacements. I got PTSD because I was in a very toxic violent relationship and this is what happened to me. I face challenges every day. When I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t revert back to my self, that’s when my healing began and I accepted that yeah I have PTSD but does it define who I am? Absolutely not. But I do have struggles I don’t like crowds, I don’t like going to the mall And it takes me a while when I do have to grocery shop to get out of my car. I have to assist the situation. I don’t live in fear anymore like I used to spend seven years now but I am hypervigilant times. Sometimes I have no motivation at all sometimes I do have motivation but that causes me to having insomnia so I set for 2 to 3 days, life never ends. I am a certified trauma coach. I’ve taken all the necessary schooling for it, and I love to learn about something new every day no matter if it’s a list thing. My motto that I’ve instilled within me is

I was the victim, then a survivor, Now…… I’M JUST ME!!!

I so hope I get to meet a lot of new people here that have the same thing as I do. It’s nice to have new friends.

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Hi everyone

I am Kerrie. I am a mom to two boys, one in heaven and one here with me. He is really not a boy anymore but a young man.

I live with multiple health challenges including asthma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, spinal stenosis, a bulging disc, degenerative disc disease in my cervical and lumbar spine. I am in pain all the time. My biggest problems are trying to work and trying to keep my small apartment clean by myself. I have also dealt with severe financial problems the last few years. Paying rent and buying food are huge issues for me.

I am here for support and to try to support others.

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#MS is miserable among other things

Hi, I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. I have #MS , #Osteoarthritis , #cervical dystonia, and mild #heart failure. I also experience anxiety and depression.
I am so happy to be here with other people that experience many conditions. I really want to support you and need support as well. (The photo is my new baby granddaughter)

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is RiseofThePhoenix. this year I lost my last living family member, my abusive partner of almost a decade left with my two dogs, I lost my mobility to early onset osteoarthritis, having my first surgery before 30, I now walk with a cane, loosing hiking & SAR which was part of my purpose in life. I’m also being evaluated for breast cancer which will at best leave my permanently scarred from the excision biopsy, either way is adding to the medical debt. It felt like too much to carry on top of the weight of an already painful and abusive childhood and looking around seeing all my happy carefree friends just made it somehow heavier, I wanted to feel seen by folks who may actually understand.

#MightyTogether #PTSD #Osteoarthritis #Grief #Depression #Suicide #Trauma

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Tired247. I'm here because I have Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. I need to find new ways to deal with all that comes with living with them.

#MightyTogether #Depression #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia

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