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Arthritis - March 9th 2010, 09:42 PM

Well, I wasn't sure whether this topic should come here, or under disabilities, so I decided to make it here, though please move if you feel it's int he wrong forum.

But on the topic, I was diagnosed with Arthritis (seronegative oligroarthritis to be precise) a couple of months age. but anyway, I'm on regular ibuprofen, on repeat prescription, and I have a physio session coming up. But I was wondering what else there is I can do to help stop it from being really bad? (It's mainly in my knee) The doctor has told me that swimming is really good for it, but I'm not a keen swimmer (though I would like to be x.x) and I don't have much money either, so I was wondering if anyone knows anything else I can do to help it?
   
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Re: Arthritis - March 9th 2010, 10:32 PM

Hey there!

I also have arthritis in my knees, I wear knee braces when I'm doing strenuous activity, and I also ice it/take warm baths. It usually helps, but definitely keep up with your Ibuprofen. That's what I take for it.

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Re: Arthritis - March 14th 2010, 01:10 AM

Hey there I also have arthritis (a rare form throughout my body) the best exercise both me and my DR's have found is walking, it's low impact and easy on the joints and helps with stiffness. Along with exercise classes/or tapes the most important thing to remember that most DR's won't tell you is having arthritis only means that you have to work a little bit harder, you might not do things the exact same as other people but arthritis is by no means hard to deal with.
   
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Re: Arthritis - March 23rd 2010, 07:36 AM

Knee braces is a solutions to protect it. when you should take a treatments for arthritis.

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Re: Arthritis - March 26th 2010, 01:24 AM

I have had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was in 5th grade. (Well, that's when I was diagnosed.) It affects all of my joints, but from 5th thru 7th grade it affected my knees tremendously. I found that Aleve works the best and Icy Hot takes the edge off. There's nothing that really helped me. If it's really bad, I'd use crutches or a wheel chair to help. I was also on a prescription medicine for a while.

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Re: Arthritis - March 26th 2010, 01:56 AM

Ask your doctor about Diclofenac. Can work really well, but you have to be careful not to upset your stomach with it. Also, have you thought about doing something like swimming, or even aqua therapy with physio?


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