Osteoarthritis - Treatment

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What was the treatment for your osteoarthritis?
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Published: March 19

Last year at age 57 I began having severe knee pain, so bad I could hardly walk. My orthopedic surgeon agreed that I should try physical therapy. I went twice a week with cycling, stretching, and leg exercises to strengthen the other muscles groups. Later we added short elliptical workouts and I do some yoga at home. .

Published: February 27

My osteoarthritis was first diagnosed in both shoulders when I was in my 30s. Since then it has traveled down my entire spine and is now affecting the joints of my fingers. My doctor put me on pain medication, but he also gave me a TENS unit. This is a small machine, about the size of a cell phone that you can carry on your waist band. It sends vibrating signals into my spine and the muscle seizures really settle down..