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Does Anyone Else Here Have Arthritis In Their Back And Knees? If So, What Treatments Have Worked For You?
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I have arthritis in my back that has been treated with injections. I've even had the nerve endings in the L3-L5 region in my back burned and had a cortisol shot in my s1 region. The swelling is gone, but not the pain. My knees have been left untreated. The pain gets unbearable at times, but my doctor only says lose weight. I've told her several times that I'm usually an active person, but pain makes me not want to be active. I need relief. Any suggestions. I've already considered… read more

posted October 1, 2016
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A MyObesityTeam Member

I am a firm believer in water therapy and water aerobics they are very low to no impact but have built my strength stamina and endurance more than I could ever have thought possible...I do it in a heated pool and it seems to loosen the muscles and streching seems to make everything feel better. And being in the water allows you to just move everything in a weightless environment... It has also let me lose 16 pounds in 2 months and not have to starve myself...I go to my local YWCA so it is very affordable.....see if you can try a few classes to see if it works for you

posted October 26, 2016
A MyObesityTeam Member

I have Ostioarthritus in 5 lower discs and 1 hip and 1 knee. They will not operate due to lung and heart disease. I've started using CBD oil. I have a Dr. that prescribed it and works with me. I'm 300+ pounds and been big my whole life. This treatment has given me relief from CONSTANT pain issues! I won't say it's perfect but I have way more good days now. I CAN exercise now. I CAN go for walks. I could not last year. I'm so excited to walk my dogs and wander around when I'm camping and do things with my grandkids. To each their own and this is only my story. I encourage you ONLY to investigate and form your own educated opinion.

posted March 25, 2019
A MyObesityTeam Member

The first thing my doctor did when she found the arthritis in my back was send me to a physical therapist. I can't tell you how much the stretches and exercise help me

posted May 17, 2018
A MyObesityTeam Member

I wish I held the answer but lately I been dealing with a lot of knee pain from the weather changing. I have not found any relief as of yet. I been trying to loose weight and do exercise to loose it. I been doing a lot of chair exerices for seniors. It does help some but still have a lot pain

posted June 7, 2020
A MyObesityTeam Member

I too suffer from back and knee pain. The one thing I told my Dr. was I could not afford the wellness center here because I am pending disability. Then she told me about the scholarship they have and wrote me a recomendation for it because I need knee replacement, OMG best thing ever, I got the free Scholarship for 6 months They say I most go at least 2 days out the week I go 4 and I have lost 17 lbs of fat gained 17 lbs muscle 6 inches off my stomach, 4 off my hips and thighs. I noticed I stand a little longer and I move a little better. It is wonderful.

posted October 13, 2018

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