I have osteoarthritis in my hand , knee and back .It is painful but not debilitating . I am a very active senior citizen and have always liked to run and play tennis amongst other things . I do a lot of physio too . Has anyone else got any encouraging stories about being able to do these high impact activities despite their arthritis ?


  • Dannii28
    Dannii28 Moderator Posts: 65

    Hi @Saturday30

    Welcome to the Online Community Forum, so pleased you have found us, you will find there are lots of resources and information available to you, please feel free to have a look around the website.

    I see that you have osteoarthritis in your hand, knee and back but you are very active.

    I have attached some links below which you may find useful.


    I would also suggest having a look around the other forums as there might be other members that are going through the same thing as you and be able to share their own advice and experiences.

    Let us know how you get on

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  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 357

    Hello Saturday30,

    I think it is particularly difficult for activr people to adapt to their condition, it's not just the lifestyle change but the impact on mental health.

    I have OA in both knees and waiting a double knee replacement but have found ways to be active. Unfortunately any high impact sport is only going to worsen your condition. It was running and badminton which led to mine.

    My best advice is to find a substitute such as swimming, walking, cycling, Spin classes and using gym equipment like a cross trainer. If you do continue with running etc then maybe look at scalimg it back and/or using a treadmill which is sprung so less impact on the knees. Good knee supports may also help with stability too.

    Good luck!