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Support, resources for younger people with Osteoarthritis

BLuk83BLuk83 Member Posts: 5

Hi there

I am 37yo man and have been living with diagnosis of Osteoarthritis for the last 5 years. GP has given support for pain relief in terms of naproxen, paracetamol and codiene phosphate. I tried engaging with an NHS physio but beyond exercises they were able to direct me to any other support. I am overweight and this is a factor in the level of pain and also a variable on future care needs (i.e a hip replacement). Unfortunately though I haven’t been able to find anything to stick with that been able to help shift things. Jogging was my go to exercise abs strongly warned off that.

Anyway I would value a bit of peer support and to understand what other people around my age find effective and is there is anything out there tailored towards arthritis friendly exercise.

Thanks so much.


Ben

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