Topic of the discussion
Posted on 31/08/2017 12:10
One of the treatments for osteoarthritis is weight management.
Losing weight can decrease pressure on bones and cartilage, and thus reduce pain.
Did you have to lose weight in order to improve your health? Did it help and in what way? How have you been managing your weight since?
Remember, that sharing your experience will help others find answers to their questions.
Beginning of the discussion - 04/09/2017Weight management https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/osteoarthritis/your-opinion-on-osteoarthritis-treatment/weight-management-1931
Posted on 04/09/2017 18:02
Too hard to lose weight by exercise, a very painful experience with every movement so gave up on that one
Posted on 04/09/2017 19:55
People with osteoarthritis and other illness's. like this should be offered dietary advice and nutrition advice.
Posted on 11/09/2017 16:57
I ride my bike and walk alot but the meds im on put weight on me ?
Posted on 18/09/2017 13:55
i went to slimming world and lost 25 lbs which really helped my knees as apparently for eveery pound u lose its 4 pounds pressure on knees, so thats about 7 s tone of pressure:)
Posted on 18/09/2017 21:33
It is not my own experiance, but I have seen a U Tube video for losing weight. 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vunigar in hot water with 2-3 slices of lemon, drunk every morning guarantees weight loss. For any one who is desperate to lose weight, and has not tried this,there is no harm in trying it. After all, it is just natural ingrediants. Just a thought I would like to share. I do not have weight problem, so I have not tried it myself. If you do not like the taste, you can always add a teaspoon of honey to it. Honey won't make you gain weight
Posted on 02/10/2017 09:05
Thanks for your helpful comments
Posted on 02/10/2017 15:45
I find it is important what ever your weight to exercise this builds muscle and provides extra support. Swimming is a great exercise especially if you have pain. I have had 2 hip replacements and although I struggle to keep my weight down I walk every day swim twice a week and do circuits for over 50s for an hour once a week. I feel much better for it.
Posted on 21/11/2019 14:14
This is all great advice. My wife is struggling with weight gain since the symptoms really flared up. It's hard for her because we were a very active couple and I just want to support her. Has anyone tried any kind of water sports like aqua aerobics?
Posted on 22/11/2019 16:21
Yes, I have tried Aqua aerobics, but not for weight loos but more for balance core and strengthen my legs and back. It was very therapeutic and I did enjoy it. The ladies in the class did say that it helped them with weight loss. Swimming regularly also helps, not just weight loss but strengthening of muscles and aiding movements of all joints. Hope this helps.