Galwayeire Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

I’m here in desperation really. I have retired am 62 and exercise regularly- and yet my OA keeps being awful. Stiffness and heavy legs. I’m looking forward to reading and getting help


  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 673

    Hello @Galwayeire welcome to the online community

    You are experiencing stiffness and heavy legs and describe your OA as awful. You hope to get help from the community and we hope to share our tips and experiences with you . We are glad you found us.

    I attach some links which I hope you will find helpful


    There are lots of discussions and activities on the community , so browse round and join in , we look forward to hearing from you again soon.

    Best wishes


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  • Fran54
    Fran54 Member Posts: 169

    Hi @Galwayeire

    I understand where you are coming from with this. Some day I too get stiffness in my legs and the feeling of heaviness especially when walking upstairs. Sometimes I put this down to over exercising/ being generally more active on certain days. The only way I know how to deal with this is to cut back on exercises for the next day or two. Also are you on any painkillers? I have been prescribed Naproxen taken with Omeprazole which does help a bit. Hopefully someone else on here may be able to come up with some suggestions as to help you.

    Take care🙂