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Old 04-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
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I have RA, not OA, so not the same thing, but I use tiger balm on sore joints before and after workouts. I also go in for acupuncture once a week and get reflexology/massage done as needed, which helps control my overall pain levels.

I don't know if this is typically the case with OA as well, but I find that even though it hurts to start an exercise routine, I have a LOT more pain and stiffness if I'm not getting my exercise in - 250 minutes a week is kind of the bare-bones minimum for me to feel human most of the time. I do long walks (a 3.0 - 3.5 mph pace), gentle yoga, and I go running a few times a week.
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