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Had to give up work in 2014 due to severe osteoarthritis and tormeniscus in knee still refusing to operate as I'm over weight in so much pain walk with crutches I am 51 and feel like 100!! Any help  pointing in the right direction would be greatly received 


  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @crazymo and welcome to the community.

    I can fully understand your frustration. The equation is simple enough, calories eaten - calories burned = weight loss, weight gained or maintained weight. What is not so simple is how you burn the calories when chronic pain affects you being able to exercise.

    You may find our Ask a Diet and Nutrition Advisor: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-a-diet-and-nutrition-advisor helpful.

    @Sam_Scope any idea who might be able to help with the exercise side to resolving this problem? 

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @crazymo
    welcome to the community, I have moved your post to the ask a diet and nutrition advisor section.

    Have you spoke to your GP about your weight? They can refer you for slimming classes and gym sessions.  I think because of your arthritis and surgery, you really should get some good professional advice on exercise before starting anything.

    There is some info here about exercise from Arthritis Research UK.

    You arent alone though, do go and see your doctor and ask for help.
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  • KirstenNutritionAdvisor
    KirstenNutritionAdvisor Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hello! There are many foods that help the body reduce inflammation from the inside out. 
    I am just about to see a client but tonight I will reply with anti inflammatory foods and some tips that may help you.
    what would be really helpful is if you could tell me a bit about your current diet and lifestyle.


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