Just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis, affecting knees and ankle, keen to find ways to manage it :)
Hello folks and look forward to getting to know you on this community!
I'm 53F, live in Northern Ireland, just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Had two ankle arthroscopies as well.
I'm keen to learn ways to manage the condition and minimise its impact on me. Trying to get more exercise (after the two ankle arthroscopies, got quite sedentary) and back pain stopped me walking for the last couple of years too. So sloooooowly easing myself back into exercise. I like swimming (but breaststroke aggravates my knees) and cycling (just have to be careful on hills as same). I've started doing the Versus Arthritis daily exercises for ankles and knees which I'm finding quite good, hopefully that will help too.
I need to lose weight too, so I'm aiming to lose 10% of my bodyweight to start and hopefully that will help with the symptoms.
I drink turmeric and ginger juice which I make every morning, have been doing that for a few weeks don't see any benefit as yet but hopefully it will help in time :)
Keen to hear how others manage the condition and lifestyle changes that have worked for them. Or if you lost weight/started an exercise regime to help with symptoms, what worked for you.
Looking forward to chatting with you all over next few weeks and months :)
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