Should you walk with bone on bone knee oa

Blueskyday68
Blueskyday68 Member Posts: 92
edited 19. Jan 2022, 17:17 in Living with arthritis

Should you walk with bone on bone knee OA if you walk are you doing more harm than good I am confused I've been told I should walk which I do but I don't know whether I'm doing any damage

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  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,502

    The damage is already done. Yes you'll make it very slightly worse, but you need to keep your muscles in good shape, and the more you do that, the more it supports the joints and reduces further wear. The alternative, ie not walking, is much worse.

  • Thank you very much

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,502

    If you’ve had a long day on your feet, it may inflame the tissues in your joint, so do schedule in some time to rest it, maybe with an ice pack or whatever works for you, to let the inflammation go down

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