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Joint stiffness is a common symptom of osteoarthritis, and is usually most evident in the morning.

Do you often experience joint stiffness in the morning? Has it changed in intensity over time? 

What do you do to reduce morning stiffness?

Beginning of the discussion - 5/29/18

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I have now contracted osteoarthritis in my left knee . So far I have had two successive steroid injections in my knee , without any relief from the attendant pain .What makes it worse is that when some years ago i had my left hip replaced the prosthesis was implanted without cement, it being assumed that the bone would grow round the new hip. Unfortunately, this did not happen , and I ended up with my left leg being 2cms being shorter than the right leg. consequently, the imbalance in the spine caused the degenerative scoliosis of the lumbar spine from which I also  suffer . The pain from this is controlled by daily morphine tablets . I find it difficult to reduce morning stiffness.

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I have osteoathritis, albeit only mildly at the moment. However I took up aqua aerobics, & this has greatly helped my stiffening joints. I go 3 times a week.When I come out of the pool about an hour afterwards I do ache for a while, but the next day I feel so much better.If I can continue, to hold it off & not take medication yet, then it's worth it.Its also fun, I'm thinking of joining a Pilates class as I ve heard that's good for osteoathritis.

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YES.I go to a pilates class just once a week and occasionally YOGA.They do help to improve on stiffness and general fitness.I find some of the exercises hard and some impossible but I just do what I can and we have a good instructor who always gives an option of low, medium and high levels.

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I have severe osteoarthritis around pelvis and lower spine. I used to have a lot of pain and often limped. Since starting Pilates a year ago vastly improved. I used to do Yoga everyday and that kept me vey supple but Pilates really strengthens the core. I do one class a week, one session at home with the video, and Chi Gung or combination of both+yoga on the other days. 

Magnesium Chloride crystals in a hot bath, soak for 20 mins. Is great when feeling achy. Magnesium oil eases achy stiff joints. 

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I have severe osteoarthritis around pelvis and lower spine. I used to have a lot of pain and often limped. Since starting Pilates a year ago vastly improved. I used to do Yoga everyday and that kept me vey supple but Pilates really strengthens the core. I do one class a week, one session at home with the video, and Chi Gung or combination of both+yoga on the other days. 

Magnesium Chloride crystals in a hot bath, soak for 20 mins. Is great when feeling achy. Magnesium oil eases achy stiff joints. 

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@TaraGreaves

Thank you for sharing Tara. I have had magnesium slat in the bath but didn't know the availability of the oil. Where do you get that from? I have Osteo arthritis in my knees, neck and fingers. Late evenings fingers get very painful. I will try the oil if I can get it from somewhere.

Christina

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@Hidden username did you have any luck finding the oil? And did it help?

Always great to give feedbackto help others :)

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No Josephine, I haven't found Magnesium oil yet. i am not sure where to look for it. I will make an effort to find it when I come off my holidays. Thank you for asking.

Christina

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@Hidden username You're welcome, I hope that you have some luck soon!