Osteoarthritis yoga

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1175033 tn?1492204828 You can walk, hike, bike, do low impact aerobic exercise, yoga (carefully - certain positions you'll want to avoid), tai chi, swim, light weight training, etc. You'll probably be told not to lift anything heavier than 20 or 30 pounds, and to be careful to avoid falls. After my hip surgeries, I think my toughest task was to remember not to cross my legs at the knee. :) When and if you have children, that'll be a bridge you cross when you come to it.
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am a 48 year old female who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (left knee) nearly 10 years ago. After multiple tries on NSAIDS which made me ill, my orthopaedic surgeon settled on pain management (narcotic) which I have been taking for the past six years. While not an ideal situation, I follow my prescription to the letter, never taking more than prescribed. Over the past year I began to experience joint stiffness in the mornings.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
Avatar n tn A Baker's Cyst also popped up last month at an also bad knee (torn ligaments never corrected). As of a few weeks ago, my Rheumatologist told me I have osteoarthritis in my hands. Last week I had a bone scan and was told I also have osteoporosis. I take 10 different meds a day( asthma, thyroid, high blood pressure, hot flashes,ibs,gird, and lupus) and am so tired of it all. Is it possible to have all 3 (Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis) and if so, is it common?
Avatar f tn I do have some rather severe health problems which limit the type of exercising I do however I absolutely love water aerobics and it is very easy on my body and joints. I.have degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis which makes it nearly impossible to run or even jog. Right now I can't seem to work a membership to a gym with access to a pool. Have any of you had good results with yoga or Pilate's? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all in.advance.
Avatar f tn Given your age, I would think more in line with osteoarthritis. NSAIDs can be taken to control pain and inflammation. Other than this yoga and physiotherapy will be really helpful. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar f tn I have had mild osteoarthritis in my right hand, of and on. Now I have knee pain, both knees, elbow pain, foot pain (orthotics (4 diff pairs) haven't helped). Not severe enough to take meds. Have been sleeping on a magnetic mat for 3 years. Doesn't seem to help. Have been going to osteopath, masseur, acupuncturist, nutritionist (treating inflammation). No real relief. Other issue (related?) is poor blood circulation (circulatory disorder). Not overweight (120lbs at 5'4.
197575 tn?1215536224 Dr recommended massage, yoga, ibuprofen etc. Then asked me what I thought. I told her I think it has something to do with mctd . She said it could be and ran labs. Long story short my ccp antibodies was high (66) greater than 59 is a strong positive. Oddly my Ana was negative now and my rh factor was 6.5 (range 0-13.9) I called and got the results because I was miserable and I was approaching the three day weekend. She prescribed a steroid pack and referred me to a rheumatologist.
Avatar n tn I have both fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis among other things. Lately, I have been having a very hard time falling asleep at night. My schedule is off kilter since I am not working at present. I go to bed around 1AM and wake up so late - around 12Noon. I take antidepressents and anti-anxiety medication. I have recently tried to take a stress formula that contains high potency B-Complex which seems to make me more awake at bedtime than usual. Can this be possible?
Avatar n tn pain in my right shoulder - my rotator cuff, I believe. It was very painful at times.It would ease up, I'd do light yoga, it would hurt again. Now I am experiencing pins and needles - not nu bness but more the prickling of pins and needles - in my right hand. Usually it comes when i have my right arm outstretched - about to take something off a shelf, reaching forward to a keyboard... What's going on?
1797277 tn?1315632507 Could be osteoarthritis or lupus attacking joints. Seek answers with Dr for tests,bloodwork to get treatment with prednisone or anti-inflammatory drugs.Rhematoid arthritis also needs to be ruled out with simple blood test called RA factor and ANA. Request these tests from Dr and it should give some answers. Good luck.
Avatar f tn during gentle yoga exercise while moving from laying position to stand up, especially in my lower back. Moving my arms up and down the wall in various positions, any type of squat. I have a history of osteoarthritis in my knees and had the scope done in past with no luck. My pain at times is maddening and unbearable and is progressively getting worse. I am now scheduled for an MRI from the neurologist dept. I am 57 years old and have had radiation for larynx in situ cancer 9 years ago...
Avatar n tn Cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation techniques like breathing exercises, yoga and acupuncture are other alternative modes of therapy. In case the back pain persists you may need investigations like MRI spine to rule out possibilities like ankylosing spondylitis, spinal stenosis, osteomyelitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and very rarely tumors in the spine. Take care!
Avatar f tn Also, moderate exercise, yoga and meditation and massages and warm baths may help with the symptoms. Try these. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I've been told though that it's Fibromyalgia and I've been diagnosed in the past as having TMJ and Osteoarthritis. I have severe neck musle pain periodily, not always but it happens. My legs are sore to touch, as well as other muscles in my body. Sometimes my muscles have little pricky movements in them ( which can occur anywhere in the body). I've also been diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel, more severe in the right hand. I live in pain 24/7.
Avatar m tn Most of it is caused by car accidents and the resulting Osteoarthritis that came on after quite some time. I have been on Norco/Lortabs for four years, but my doctor very recently retired. I cannot find another doctor who will give me anywhere near the quantities my previous doctor did. I don't know where to buy it off the street, so I am considering methadone for pain relief. Does anyone know if this will work? Thanks for any help you can provide.
1467506 tn?1286416617 I have already been tested for rheumatoid arthritis and found negative. I do have osteoarthritis in my knees and back. While we're here - any one have pain on the top of their foot? Mine feels like I have broken bones in there but I know they could not be broken, just super tender and sore/achy. Hurts worse when I walk. Also have numb toes and lots of nerve pain in foot. No heel pain. Appreciate any thoughts on this.
483733 tn?1326802046 Just google best exercises for osteoarthritis. I am so sorry to hear about this! But, yes, it does give you some reasons for why you've been feeling the way you have. When will you go to the specialist and how long will it take to hear what type of arthritis you have? I'll hold your hand while you wait...if you want me to... I'm not very patient!
Avatar m tn Those who added a 60-minute routine twice a week improved their arthritis symptoms by 7 percent, and even better, reported noted psychological benefits such as an increased sense of well-being. Yoga Much like tai chi, yoga will stretch and relieve tension throughout your entire body, says Sari Harrar, author of Relief At Last!. The slow, controlled movements of yoga give you the exercise you need to stay fit and nimble while also helping you build muscle for a stronger structural foundation.
Avatar f tn I want to discus taking either Cymbalta or Lyrica for the horrible pain I've been in which was ONE of the reasons I took pain meds and became and addict from... Now Im waling much more frequently and maintaining my Yoga but the pain has increased causing me to loose ALLOT of sleep which makes me very irritable.... HAS anyone ever tried either of those for Osteoarthritis which is what I have in my knees and feet? if so please give me all the suggestions.
13071689 tn?1456200398 Maybe you might want to try yoga maybe that will relax you just an idea but ask your doctor if that would be ok
5902149 tn?1376880960 Its really stiff and I've really noticed while I've done my yoga. It's particularly stiff in the morning as I get out of bed. On top of all that it tends to get out a bit during shopping or long walks... so frustrating. The issue is, I'm 22 years old and I don't remember doing anything to it in particular. What do you think it could be and do I need to speak to a doctor about it... I live in regional Australia.
Avatar m tn Usually people with moderate lumbar foraminal stenosis cannot do the triangle pose in yoga class. Foraminal stenosis is not an isolated diagnosis, but comes from disc bulges. I just used this metaphor, so its fresh in my mind. Have you ever seen a house sitting on a bad foundation? Your vertebra, above a bad disc, is going to tilt just like that house. The tilt in your spine has the potential of putting the two associated facet joints under abnormal strain.
Avatar n tn You can take OTC pain killers like brufen,do some stretching exercises and yoga and maintain a correct upright posture while sitting. Severe cases may require surgery.
1508881 tn?1313118501 I'm a 27 year old female who has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my spine (as well as hernaited disks, DDD and stenosis). The problem is the joint pain is moving to my knees, started at right but now it's in the left, and hands. My hands hurt bad when I do dishes, brush my hair and write. Basically anything where I have to grip things. I always thought I had carpel tunnel but now all my finger joints just ache. The arches of my feet have also started to hurt.
1679858 tn?1346768781 I stopped those classes and decided to try Yoga. Thought it would be a gentler form of exercise. Most classes were ok, but when I did a class that involved a higher amount of planks or downward dogs, I once again could feel that weakness. I also started having slight pain in my arms, and then eventually my arms and legs. It would just be a dull ache, but this pain all began in January, right when I started the Yoga (I keep a journal).
Avatar n tn I do yoga and ride about 8 miles a day on a recumbent bike (30 minutes) In the past five years, I have been dealing with a lot of pain from the waist down whenever I go from being stationary to moving. When I get up from a chair, my stationary bike, the car, you would think you were looking at an elderly person. I can barely move from the pain--stabbing pain in both feet, pain in most joints (though my knees are ok) in my legs, and now, severe pain in my left hip.
Avatar n tn I recently started to do yoga and I noticed that one of my legs (my right one) is longer than the other and I have a terribly time doing some of the poses that require me to hold me feet together. For example, I cannot cross my legs when I sit straight in a chair. I was wondering if it might be time for me to think about getting my hips examined my an orthopedist and if you have any suggestions about what I should ask and if I need to check for beginning signs of osteoarthritis?
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you feeling? If you give little detail regarding your symptomatology it will helpful in discussing further. I would like to know where the pain is exactly if you have to point out with your index finger. When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee?