Osteoarthritis exercises to avoid

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3060903 tn?1398568723 In healthy joints, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly, but osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together, leading to pain and stiffness. A flare-up can be brought on by several factors, including: injury stress changes in the weather OA affects 27 million Americans. In this article, we list the best ways to treat and prevent flare-ups, which are marked by increased pain and stiffness. What are the symptoms of a flare-up?
Avatar m tn The tilt in your spine has the potential of putting the two associated facet joints under abnormal strain. This leads to facet hypertrophy, and osteoarthritis of the spine. Many people with moderate to severe disc disease suffer severe pain from facet arthropathy.
Avatar n tn hi dear, apart from medicines in osteoarthritis, some physical exercises would help, also meditation would help the patient divert her attention.If the patient is obese,weight reduction is sugessted.Muscle strengthning exercises protect the joints and reduce stress and joint damage.The patient shoud stay physically active while taking into consideration the condition of the joints.Glucosamine can be added as a nutritional supplement.Patient should avoid lifting heavy weights.
Avatar f tn I exercise to deal with pain and try very hard to avoid medicine with harmful side effects. Any thoughts on Fosamax? Alternatives? Are there any exercises I shouldn't be doing? This is all new to me; any input or comments would be greatly appreciated. I am still a bit shocked over the -3.4 T score.
Avatar f tn In the meantime, Avoid those movements or exercises that aggravate your pain. Try not to lift weights or bend as this can worsen your symptoms. Try applying local analgesic creams. Place ice over the painful area every 1-2hrs for pain relief. Sleep on a firm surface with a pillow under the knees and take OTC pain medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Ensure to take them after food. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
975514 tn?1325001538 The movement gets the joints and tendons active and the warm water seems to ease the discomfort. Also, try deep breathing exercises and learn how to control your pain. Fibromyalgia is real and I honestly do not beleive any new medical drug will cure it.
Avatar f tn Depending on the severity of your symptoms he may prescribe pain medications and may advise physical therapy. In the meantime, Avoid those movements or exercises that aggravate your pain. Try not to lift weights or bend as this can worsen your symptoms. Try applying local analgesic creams. Place ice over the painful area every 1-2hrs for pain relief. Sleep on a firm surface with a pillow under the knees and take OTC pain medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Avatar f tn Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best position to sit or any sitting exercises I might be able to do to help ease the situation. Also, my ortho surgeon has prescribed high does of Naproxen, which I am reluctant to take because I have high blood pressure and a family history of heart disease, not to mention the fact I am over 70. Do I have any alternative? I'd appreciate any advice.
Avatar m tn This occurs due to spinal disc herniation (slipped disc), spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal) or due to the piriformis syndrome. It can also be due to osteoarthritis or osteoporosis and sometimes due to tumors. But your scan does show degenerative changes and disc protrusion. I would advise you to consult your doctor for a reevaluation of your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your symptoms he may prescribe pain medications and may advise physical therapy.
Avatar f tn I am not sure if you have been to physical therapy, but this could be potentially helpful. It is also advised to avoid prolonged exercises and positions that overstretch the affected muscle (e.g., sitting with the legs crossed). It may also be helpful to place a pillow between the knees when sleeping on the unaffected side to minimize painful stretching of the torn muscle. Other options include bracing, while surgery is usually reserved for severe cases.
1415174 tn?1453246703 This occurs due to spinal disc herniation (slipped disc), spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal) or due to the piriformis syndrome. It can also be due to osteoarthritis or osteoporosis and sometimes due to tumors. I would advise you to consult your doctor for a evaluation of your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your symptoms he may prescribe pain medications and may advise physical therapy. In the meantime, Avoid those movements or exercises that aggravate your pain.
Avatar f tn You have to go for present day X-rays and make sure you do not have any arthritis in your other joints as this can be painful. You have to restrict movements on the joints where you have osteoarthritis. You can try steroid shots and take NSAIDs to relieve you of pain. You should also apply ice packs. You should do exercises at your ankle joint on the leg which you do not have arthritis.
Avatar f tn Depending on the severity of your symptoms he may prescribe medications and may advise physical therapy. In the meantime, Avoid those movements or exercises that aggravate your pain. Try not to lift weights or bend as this can worsen your symptoms. Try applying local analgesic creams. Place ice over the painful area every 1-2hrs for pain relief. Sleep on a firm surface with a pillow under the knees and take OTC medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Avatar m tn Start with no weight and gradually work up to heavier weights. For the elderly and those with more advanced osteoarthritis, I would suggest avoiding weights and instead use calisthenics. As you improve, you can add some light weights. Regular exercise will not only improve joint stability but will also aid in weight control. Exercise also reduces inflammation. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Both of these bad habits increase free radical generation and inflammation.
974371 tn?1424656729 It can also be due to osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. With physiotherapy, avoid those movements or exercises that aggravate your pain. Try not to lift weights or bend as this can worsen your symptoms. Try applying local analgesic creams. Place ice over the painful area every 1-2 hrs for pain relief. Sleep on a firm surface with a pillow under the knees and take OTC pain medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Ensure to take them after food. Regards.
Avatar f tn Gentle stretches such as side bends, shoulder shrugs, arm circles, overhead stretches, and bending to reach (but not touch) your toes are all good warm-up exercises. Do three to five repetitions of each. If you are swimming or walking, you can also warm up with a slower swim or walk. If you have OA in your knees or hips, you want to avoid any jolting exercise like jogging that causes your feet to pound the ground.
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1807309 tn?1316289873 You require a lumbar MRI for a definitive evaluation. You need to go to a physical therapist who will demonstrate several exercises to strengthen muscle tone. On a short-term basis, an anti-inflammatory such as a NSAID will help. To relieve the discomfort sleep with a pillow between your legs at night and avoid lifting unnecessarily. To relieve the pain a so-called TENS device is helpful.
7505421 tn?1391433822 It is important for your uncle to pace his day so as not to get overtired, do gentle exercises to keep mobile and rest when feeling fatigued. It is important for him to see his doctor to find out which type of arthritis he does have. Depending on which joints are affected, and if these are severe, like the hips or knees, he may be eligible for replacement surgery. With severe arthritic problems and because it is very debilitating, depression may be a problem too.
Avatar f tn It sounds like you and your surgeon have done everything possible to avoid a knee replacement. One comment about you weight. You indicate that you have gained twenty pounds since your arthroscopic surgery. Getting back to your original weight can only help, and may reduce your symptoms substantially. A combination of gentle low impact exercises with diet control will be essential. If knee replacement is your final option, then age should not be a boundry.
Avatar f tn Depending on the severity of your symptoms he may prescribe pain medications and may advise physical therapy. In the meantime, Avoid those movements or exercises that aggravate your pain. Try not to lift weights or bend as this can worsen your symptoms. Try applying local analgesic creams. Place ice over the painful area every 1-2hrs for pain relief. Sleep on a firm surface with a pillow under the knees and take OTC pain medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Avatar f tn You will get an assessment and will be given specific exercises to do and the Triage service also recommends different medications that your doctor can prescribe to help ease the pain and discomfort.
Avatar f tn Both caregiver222 and jemma116 have provided accurate information. The two sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the human body. They are formed on each side from elements of the lumbar nerve roots, and runs beneath the piriformis region in the pelvis, exiting the pelvis at the greater sciatic foramen, where it runs down the back of the thigh to an area just above the knee. Here it divides into the tibial and fibular nerves.
1652468 tn?1302904098 Holistic Arthritis Treatments Many arthritic patients have common food allergies such as dairy and gluten. Also, many arthritic patients need to avoid nightshade plants such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Nutritional supplementation is important. Most arthritic patients have multiple nutritional deficiencies, including lowered levels of vitamins A, B6, B12, and C. Glucosamine sulfate can help.
748543 tn?1463449675 I should add that I now do 30 minutes of yoga daily in addition to the PT and various stretches and exercises he has me doing. I have improved a lot since early October, but each day (minute?) is different with the symptomatology and the intensity of the symptoms. I should add that I went back to wearing my old flat plane splint from13 years ago . I wear it only at night . I do notice my overbite has increased since October.
1395999 tn?1280382228 Thank you so much, I was feeling like my surgery just worsened my condition, I did physical therapy for 2 months and I still continue to doing the exercises the therapist told me to do, I was doing acupuncture and that helped me a lot, (I think I might have to go back to doing acupuncture) and I'm doing swimming exercises/therapy once a week.
Avatar n tn PT helps to improve posture, will teach you exercises to strengthen your back, and decrease the pain. However, before all this is implemented, it is very important to find out the cause of your back pain. Without a good history and physical examination, I cannot tell you what the cause of your symptoms is.
Avatar m tn The Triage is slightly above the physiotherapists and they assess all your problems and decide what is the best solution for you and whether you would need to have xrays, MRI scans, referred to a bone specialist, neurologist, give you advice on what type of exercises to do specific to your problem, or refer you to the pain management team. I see that your doctor has referred you for pain management. I am waiting to see them too and have been waiting a few months already.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry you have to wait until April to see a rheumatologist! I will try to help you with the little I know. Osteophytes are also known as bone spurs, bone or cartlidege protrusions. They occur in joints affected by arthritis. Degeneration and disc vacuum phenomenon are indicators of degenerative disc disease (DDD) which really is not a disease but a condition that almost all of us develop to some degree or another as we age.