Barefoot sand walking


Hi I have osteoarthritis in both knees and I had a severe flare up in June. My GP referred me to physiotherapy and I thought I would share this tip. He recommended that I walk barefoot on a sandy beach as it will help my balance and joints. Obviously no good if you don't live near a beach but I wondered if anyone else has had this advice from a healthcare professional and if so, has it been beneficial?

I am lucky enough to be able to get to a sandy beach so I hope to try it soon. I'm not sure about this when the weather gets colder!


  • Loggiemod
    Loggiemod Member Posts: 228

    Hi @Rowan47 you'll have to let us know how you get on with this. No good for me as live right in the middle of England, but intrigued as to whether it works.

  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,668

    Hi @Rowan47 that's unusual, but interesting advice! You must be lucky to live on the coast somewhere.

    Like loggiemod I am hours away from any sand/sea.

    Do let us know how you get on.

    Best wishes