Slowing down AO?

Sue Member Posts: 40
edited 12. Oct 2017, 12:32 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi, does anyone know if there is anything which can slow down the progression of OA?



  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,704
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There's no magic bullet unfortunately but here are Arthritis Research UK's recommendations.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue
    Osteoarthrits does affect people very differently you might find this article interesting.
    Let us know how you get on
    Best Wishes
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have learned over the years by trial and error that acidic foods aggravate my OA so I avoid them - they aggravate by causing more pain but not by causing more damage. I know that if I overdo things I cause inflammation which could further damage the joints so I do my best to make sure I work within my limits. Having said that I have recently begun working with a personal trainer to improve my stamina, muscle tone and strength and, even though I am adding to pain levels with muscular discomfort (I am waking up muscles which haven't moved effectively for years) I am not causing further damage to the joints. I have been able to further reduce my pain relief as my muscles strengthen so that is a positive outcome. DD
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