Arthritis Hell

Thursday, July 30, 2009


After a visit to the specialist today, I was informed that he has given joint replacements to people with knees better than mine. It is quite devastating to find out that I not only do I have arthritis, but that it is severe and will be progressive.

I have never had sore knees and have played top level sport for years.

I am in limbo not knowing what exercise I can do -as the information from the physiotherapist and the specialist conflict!!

The physio said biking was good, the specialist said I may be able to jog with patellofemoral arthritis but I should stay away from the bike and the rowing machine.

I do not know which advice to take!!

I do know I want to keep moving and stay as healthy as I can.

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    Strength building. with rubber bands .Ask them about this.Or PT will show u. Sorry .I understand
    4242 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    HYdro theapy in the hydro pool is good for athritis.
    4242 days ago
    I tore out my knee and had surgery a year ago. All of my doctors and pts said biking. It grinds down your knees and makes them smooth so it is actually repairative. Swimming is good too.
    4272 days ago
    Thanx Pearl10.

    It seems as if swimming will be the thing!!!

    I don't like swimming all that much - but I will have to get more into it!!!!

    4274 days ago
  • PEARL10
    I had to avoid biking & running when I was recovering from my knee injury. I was encouraged to swim. I hate swimming, so I just walked till it was better. Doesn't look like u will have that option.
    What do u fink about swimming?
    4274 days ago
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