Coffee and oa

lia Member Posts: 4


I recently read that caffeine can be a factor in the development of osteoarthritis.

As a result of that I recently gave coffee up, or at least am trying. I was a huge coffee drinker.

Before that I was having major pains in the morning and it seemed to me that there was less pain after a couple of days being coffee and tea free.

This of course could be wishful thinking.

My question is if anyone knows more about the effects of caffeine on arthritis?

Here's the link to the article:

Caffeine, a Factor for Osteoarthritis




  • herecomesannie

    Hi Lia

    I have osteoarathritis - recently bad flare up. My physiotherapist has recommended decaff tea and coffee preferably before lunchtime only. I am going to give this a go as I have been trying to wean myself off tea and coffee and finding it difficult. Will see if this helps.


  • lia
    lia Member Posts: 4

    Hi Annie,

    Sorry to hear about your flare up.

    I drink hot water and hot oat milk with cinnamon. It helps/helped. An alternative.

    Good luck.


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