I'm a 51 year old female diagnosed with OA in both knees approximately 2 years ago after having suffered with the same in my hands for 5 to 6 years previously. I only have occasional flare-ups, mostly my own fault through laziness at not carrying out the strengthening excercises which I know do help! However, I'm in a bit of a quandry at the moment - I'd really love to take part in the 5k Run for Life in May/June this year, but everything I consult re arthritic knees says that running isn't a good idea. I'd like to get back into regular strengthening excercises then a very gentle and slow walking/jogging programme to see how my knees would hold out but I'm not sure how sensible this would be. Am I being totally unrealistic or is this something I could aim for as I'm so motivated right now. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
~ No, I did not trip - the floor just looked like it really needed a hug ~