what can i do to slow process besides chiro and physio


Posted anonymously, 10th May 2016


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  • Fish oil tablets can help. Glucosamine with additives can help too, this is meant to help re grow the cartilage. Keeping mobile, even when it hurts, is necessary to keep from seizing up


  • Hello. I had a hip replacement at 23 and now am 27 and have 2 kids. I have other issues with my hip and shoulders too due to arthritis. All I can say is I sympathise, it’s not easy and be gentle on your body. Don’t push through pain, instead take a breather. I find heat packs work well. Stay warm. Pain medication helps on bad days. Don’t do high impact sports or activities!


  • Again i dont think its slowing it down but more a matter of managing the symptoms and functioning as best you can. I have Rheumatoid, so different type but things such as vitamins – fish oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, any anti inflammatory vitamins. Combine with physical therapy, warm pool swimming or walking and yoga. Small things that add up to help me manage my symptoms. I Add Medications too but lots of lifestyle things can help manage. I feel for you – i know how horrible it is and having it as a young person with kids makes life a lot more difficult.


  • I don’t think you can slow the process down. It’s more about management of the condition & what you can do to reduce flare ups. Certainly try natural alternatives after consulting a naturopath. Definitely speak to GP & arthritis association. Keep yourself active


  • Maintaining an ideal weight can reduce stress on joints. Strontium ranelate can also slow progression (http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-pain/news/20121108/drug-slows-knee-osteoarthritis) while magnets can help with existing pain.


  • i dont know without looking on the internet which i am sure you have done, so I really hope someone out there can help you.- good luck : )


  • I take Glucossamine, fish oil and panadole osteo daily.
    My physio recommends walking in a heated pool 3 times a week as well


  • I’m not sure you should be seeing both at times close together. I don’t know what you physiotherapist specialises in. I found a manipulative physiotherapist was the most beneficial. It manouvres bones and muscles etc – not cracking bones. which doesn’t helping supporting muscles etc. When your little one is a toddler you may be able to encourage him/her to come to you. I found it helpful to be able to pick your baby up that way. It also depends on the weight of your child. Weight can be a huge factor when lifting things, even for your hip, knees, feet etc. You may be able to work out if there is any foods that aggravate it. I know one person who found foods with a high acid contacted triggered it. It can sometimes be relieved a bit by keeping the injured area warm – especially in cold weather. My Dad always found his was worse not long before we got rain (often 2 or 3 days). He predicted rain on my occasions when it wasn’t forecasted. However I knew a lady who had osteoarthritis in her feet. Hers was affected by the heat.
    Massage helps some people. Some are helped by creams that radiate heat.
    I would ask your GP whether if it is worthwhile seeing a dietician who know what foods may be causing more inflamation. There may be an Arthritis Foundation or similar that may be able to give you advice.


  • Try fish oil supplements! They helped a lot of people!


  • I’m not sure if it’s slows things down, but yoga is good to reduce the pain. I was told to build up my muscles to reduce the pressure on my bones. Glucosamine, chondroitin and msm powder is good too. Supposed to rebuild the cartilage between joints


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