Body aches gone

Body aches gone, at least temporarily when I go for a short lunchtime walk about 25mins. Whats going on? I went for the walks because my feet swelled up and my knees went stiff and I was aching all over. I wanted something to assist with leg physio so I hobbled off down the road. Also lost 2kg in 2days, which I presume might be water retention. Even my other aches are far less noticeable such as shoulder ache. At this rate I won't mind travelling to work. Does it wear off?

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  • Moira
    Moira Member Posts: 82

    If you sit still all the time your joints "freeze up" and yes, you can have water retention. But it is more likely to be just plain lack of exercise.

    Even when I'm at home I don't sit still for more than an hour (unless watching the Olympic figure skating!!!!) I have a series of exercises that I do spaced out throughout the day. Try some of the Versus Arthritis exercise videos. They aren't onerous and the secret of joint health is to keep moving with gentle exercise - good for weight too.

    Best of luck

    Moira

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Yes @Moira I get the joint freeze up, specially in my knees and towards the end of the day when I am feeling less active.

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Lets call a spade a spade. My motivation towards hourly exercise videos is nil. I did try a small amount of Tai Chi in a chair, and then incorporated the breathing into daily physio instead. I also tried moving around from room to room but concluded moving around the house was not enough. None of this has impacted my body ache quite as much as a lunchtime walk and its a pretty good 24hour affect. I'm in denial and suspect @Moira is right, if my lunchtime walk becomes impossible or useless, it will be back to an hourly exercise period, to see if it can do the same thing, and I will hate it.

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Not found any alternative exercise yet, to lunchtime walks. Bicycle, hurts my knees and is too wobbly. Evening walk around for tidying up, I make up my step target but its too nervous, keeps me awake.

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Once again waiting to ask Rheumatology whats happening. My lunchtime walk is like taking a pain killer. The aches even flare back up when I don't do it. Day 8.

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Day 11. Doing more than 2,000 steps a day, and legs are stronger, but suddenly it is like a wall of pain. Very confusing. Paracetamol here I come.

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Day 15. Under guidance from 111 I moved onto the full dose of Paracetamol and found that three kinds of pain reliably disappeared - and I feel myself again - so I will check with the doctor next week, and see if he will put it on prescription. First time in my life I needed pain killers to get by, or even remotely found them useful. Getting some exercise walks will have to wait its turn.

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381
    edited 17. Mar 2022, 13:36

    Day 27. Doctor did his best with the swollen feet, body ache, and a rash for a week, then the blood results came in and he put me on steroids. Im back in my safe place I suppose with the steroids. Free of aches but not in the way I expected. I was hoping exercise walks would be enough and it wasn't.☹️

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 381

    Day 659. The doc agreed way back to put paracetamol on prescription, and after nursing a lot of aches and pains along the way I am actually stable but fragile. Thinking about it, I could cry.

    Not much happening aches and pains wise unless I overdo it. I know my ankle could flare up, or my knees, or my hips, or my shoulders if I over do it. The last thing to settle down was my left shoulder I had to stop using it for a while and now I am gradually giving it some things to do again to see what happens.

    Sleeping pattern is bit rubbish, sometimes only a few hours, or in the evening some severe cold aches that seem to come and go when it wants to. What a weird disease.