Swimming for Osteoarthritis

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  • Pat Osteoarthritis

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Louisa Va
    21
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Not at all
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Mild
    • Knee pain location Knee front
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Discomforting
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Somewhat

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Weight loss, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Viscosupplementation Injection, Physical Therapy,

    I walk and stretch everyday.I take osteo Flex pills 2 times a day. I am as active as I can without the pain from both my knees.i have tried shots therapy strength just about everything except surgery.i have been swimming some .I am climbing more like in my walks up hills and down.Still trying to lose some weight it’s slow but it will happen soon enough.I have added a Bicycle but not yet been able to use it though.


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Nashville, TN
    20
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Yoga, Stretching, Weight loss, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Viscosupplementation Injection, Support brace, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    There is very little time in my day that I am not in pain


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  • Richard Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 204 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Corning, NY
    20
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Horrible
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Horrible
    • Knee pain location Knee front
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Horrible
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Swimming, Narcotics, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Support brace, Taping, Cortisone Injection,
      Worsened
      Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking

    Limited to what I can do before I can�t take the pain


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  • Tim Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Jackson, Ms
    20
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, over 5 years ago
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes a lot
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Distressing
    • Knee pain location Inside the knee (toward the other leg)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Distressing
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Somewhat

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Partial knee replacement,
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Swimming, Gabapentin, Narcotics, Walking/Hiking, Unloader brace, Support brace,
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Cortisone Injection, Weight loss

    All day long


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 220 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Clinton Indiana
    20
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain location Outside the knee (toward leg exterior)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Mild
    • Knee pain while squatting Horrible
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Weight loss, Gabapentin, Swimming

    I have been losing weight over 2 years. I try walking as much as possible. I don't take pain meds. I am done with the pain.


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  • Patty Osteoarthritis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 340 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Bradley IL
    19
    Jul