Uncle Arthur

13FOXTROT - 8:48AM PST, Mar 2nd 2010

13foxtrot
Maryland

I'm 52 1/2 and I've been doing martial arts for 20 years along with weighlifting, cycling, running and walking.

I am developing Arthritis in my hips. I mainly feel in when I'm in bed. Most of the time I can just bear with the pain and other times 1 advil will help.

I'm just wondering are any other 50 somethings developing arthritis? How are you dealing with this fact of life?

Thanks for sharing. :)




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LYNNHERNANDEZ - 7:49PM PST, Mar 9th 2010

lynnhernandez
Somewhere between here and there

Tommy
Not sure if it is arthritis or just soreness. I will be 50 in April. I notice my hips hurt after doing a lot of turn out work (grand plies). I am kind of like you, that I just either bear it or take an advil.

Vic

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JULIETTA - 5:26AM PST, Mar 10th 2010

julietta
Portland, OR

You might need some cushioning. I take "Move Free" glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. Recently I found faster and better results with liquid supplements; TwinLab "Joint Fuel" and "Elations", a tasty, low calorie beverage. I am also taking 2 teaspoons per day of Carlson Fish Oil (uber-tested so there are no contaminants). Simply put, if I take glucosamine/chondroitin, my hips do not hurt. If I skip them for a while, my hip(s) hurt.

J

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13FOXTROT - 7:06AM PST, Mar 10th 2010

13foxtrot
Maryland

J, I have often seen the t.v. commercials for those products. I often wondered if they really work. Thanks for the recommendation. I may try them if the problem gets worse. Right now the pain is mild. :)


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KATHY60 - 10:25AM PST, Mar 10th 2010

kathy60
Massachusetts

I've been diagnosed with "a little" arthritis in my hip, but told to just keep being active. I am very active (hiking, running, kayaking, walking) and noticed that I was a lot more sore than in my younger days. Some things that have helped me: Replacing my running shoes every 3-6 months. The cushioning is gone long before they look like they're old. This has often brought complete relief almost overnight. Yoga has helped a lot as well. I try to do 15 to 20 minutes a day of simple postures and it makes a significant difference. Bottom line for me is that I need to pay more attention to a balanced routine of strength training, cardio and stretching. Good luck. Let us know how you're doing.
Kathy


SALLY1 - 1:59PM PST, Mar 13th 2010

sally1
Atlanta

Ouch, I empathize. Uncle Arthur has moved into my hips and knees. I take 2 Aleeve everyday and just hope that my stomach will outlast me. I never take it on any empty stomach.
Losing weight really helps.
Keep moving.
Some nights were so bad I would just toss and turn for hours because I just could not get comfortable. We invested in a Comforpedic bed by Simmons. It was expensive, but you cannot put a price on a good night's sleep. IT REALLY HELPS.
Hope this helps.
Sally1:queen:


13FOXTROT - 10:30AM PDT, Mar 16th 2010

13foxtrot
Maryland

I started on Elations last night. I'm hoping that it helps. I'm leary about taking advil or alleve every day thus some days I just grit it out.:)





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