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Patients Osteoarthritis

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Member Carenity • Community manager
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Hello,

What is the task that is the most difficult for you to do because of osteoarthritis?

Do you have any tips or advice for how to make the task easier for those that may also face difficulty with the same task?

Beginning of the discussion - 4/30/19

What is your most difficult task?
Member Carenity
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@Hidden username walks are something that is very difficult for me due to the OA in my knees... mornings are the worst and made worse anytime after I site for some time and then get up or if I am walking in any long distance; however, also reaching overhead is difficult due to my shoulder pain in the right arm. To help with the shoulder pain, I have started to keep things at or below shoulder height. For my knees, when I need to walk long distances, I may use a cane; however, I can do it with breaks and the breaks I try to keep my knees a little less than fully extended. Definitely not bent.