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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

Keeping Fit With Arthritis

By January 5, 2013

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Exercise is important for people with arthritis and for people who have had a joint replacement. Keeping your weight down and your muscles strong can help to delay joint replacement and improve your surgical result from joint-replacement surgery. Learn different ways to exercise so that you are pain-free, despite your arthritis.

Related: Knee Arthritis | Hip Arthritis | Preparing For Joint Replacement

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March 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm
(1) Debra C. KWiatek says:

I am 57 years old. I had a traumatic knee injury due to a fall in 1972 while running down a steep hill. In 1979 I had traditional knee surgery to repair the damage which incapacitated me for two months before returning to work. Following physical therapy I was restored to full function. I have had four children and been able to so much physical work. In 1999 I needed arthroscopic knee surgery on my right knee due to arthritis and probably due to favoring my left knee. Recently while carrying my laptop and heavy book bag my right knee exploded in pain sending me to the hospital. There the emergency room physician assistant noted that I have bone on bone. The doctor at MGH said I am a candidate for knee replacement surgery but my age works against me since knee replacements only last 15-20 years. In my profession, I travel to eight buildings as an ELA Instructional Specialist. I am in a quandary as to what to do. Please advise.

October 31, 2010 at 10:29 pm
(2) Elsa says:

I was in the military training on an 18′ telephone pole, I made it all the way to the top, slipped, fell all the way down, I had my equipment still one, so I slipped all the way down, hit the ground with my knees, fell back. I was in excruciating pain, the peremedics pulled my legs from underneath, I thought they were broken, not so. But my knees were badly bruised and swollen a bit. This was 27yrs ago, I am 55 now and am having knee pain, when walk or run, going downstaris, I can’t wear high heels either.

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