Oestoarthritis — Scope | Disability forum


Hi, I find oestoarthritis very tiring and painful . Getting around walking is so slow .. Anyone else have the same problems


  • cracker
    cracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    Yes, I have OA and RA. The simplest things become difficult and tiring.

    Try to pace yourself and work out how you can get things done, taking the OA into consideration. Are you being treated for it?

    I know how frustrating and painful it can be.
  • glittery
    glittery Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hello Cracker,
    I been to pain management clinic and seen pharmacist. I have neurology & lumbar facet syndrome. I take my meds and pace myself. I have a electric scooter if I need to walk further than ten muns.
    How do you cope ?
  • cracker
    cracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I have to figure out how I can get things done using the physical abilities I left. I have pain medication which does almost nothing - I use heat often, which does help.

    I also have to swallow my pride  and ask fir and accept help.

    A question for you, @glittery. Do you drop things a lot? I do, especially things like dollar bills.