Osteoarthritis exercises made easy with this video

Physiotherapist’s video shows four easy exercises for osteoarthritis sufferers.

Osteoarthritis exercises made easy

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 60 per cent of Australians aged over 55 and treatment of the problem has recently undergone a radical change. Surgery is out and regular exercise and weight management are in.

Physiotherapist Jason Lee has filmed a short video for sufferers in which he demonstrates four very simple exercises that can assist sufferers living with OA. He focuses on the glutes, thighs and calves to promote balance and flexibility.

Of course, watching the video is one thing, and doing the exercises several times a day is another. But he says you should be assured that the exercises will make a difference. Good luck.

Are you troubled by osteoarthritis? Have you found specific exercises to be helpful?

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    Disclaimer: This article contains general information about health issues and is not advice. For health advice, consult your health professional.





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    BERRYUPSET
    30th Oct 2018
    11:50am
    I`ve been doing HATHA YOGA in a class and simple poses at home regularly for 20years now!
    I SWEAR BY THE ASANAS(POSTURES).At 80now feel great!
    KSS
    30th Oct 2018
    12:36pm
    Well done Berry upset. Unfortunately for every one like you, there are 100 who do nothing but make excuses why they can't exercise!
    musicveg
    30th Oct 2018
    2:40pm
    Great to hear, I have been doing yoga for years too. I never have back pains.
    ROB
    30th Oct 2018
    1:07pm
    Sounds great, but could be difficult to even start exercising if in near constant pain. We are also wondering WHY local organisations such as with Jason are not looking at low cost, safe, easy to use technologies that are used in hospitals overseas and found to be reducing Osteoarthritis for around 95% of their patients? Are we just stuck in the "Do as we always do so we can get what we have always got" or is modern technology to hard to understand? in Australia?
    musicveg
    30th Oct 2018
    2:39pm
    Stop consuming dairy, it is a myth that it helps your bones, it is actually the reverse.
    maelcolium
    30th Oct 2018
    8:49pm
    Hmmm. Explain rickets then.
    musicveg
    30th Oct 2018
    9:01pm
    Rickets is a bone disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. There are different bony abnormalities associated with rickets, but all are due to poor mineralization with calcium and phosphate. The active form of vitamin D is synthesized by skin cells when exposed to sunlight.

    You need sun exposure, along with healthy sources of calcium and phosphate which you can get easily from plants.

    https://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/
    KB
    30th Oct 2018
    3:05pm
    I have and try to do these exercises as recommended by my physiotherapist after having a hip replacement. Great if you can do yoga but of us cannot for physical reasons.


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