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Old 06-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
Garnet2727
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I have osteoarthritis in both of my knees, my right knee being the worst. I also have some problems with my feet and ankles. My pain has decreased significantly since I've lost weight and as a result, my mobility has improved. When I first started my weight loss effort back in January of 2012, I could barely hobble down to the end of my driveway. Now, I can, on a good day, walk a mile. I can also go grocery shopping now without using one of those electric carts. I can go shopping in the mall.

Losing weight hasn't cured my condition. I still have pain and I will still eventually need knee replacements. However, losing weight has slowed down the damage and my doctor tells me it has bought me years of time. I know that my quality of life has certainly improved!

As for exercise, I do enjoy walking. I just have to be careful how much I do. I also have a stationary recumbent bike that really helps. The bike gives my leg muscles quite a workout without the weight on my joints.

Good luck to you!
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