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What exercise can a 79 year old person do? Especially for my legs. They hurt constantly.
Thank you

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

@A MyOsteoTeam Member hello to you from the Sunshine Coast and I try to walk several days a week and I take my lightweight wheeled walker with me for stability and support. I have a lovely place to walk around the Mooloolah River boardwalk near my house. I started off with short walks until I built up my core strength and balance and it was initially over to Kensington Park near here.

Small outdoor walks are beneficial to start with especially if you haven’t walked much recently. Hugs from Judyxx

Mooloolah River boardwalk is my favourite place to walk

posted 9 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi Pam,
I have lab work done every six months. My rheumatologist told me to take Tylenol 8h. Arthritis pain.
My legs hurt all the time. They feel so hot that the only relief so far is when I use Bio Freeze on them, it helps me to sleep.
It’s no fun getting old, especially when you were a person on the go all the time.
Thanks for all the information.

posted 10 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I really think you should find out "why" you have pain in your legs, "before" you get into an exercise program. Have you talked to your doctor about your leg pain? Do you know if you have arthritis? Without knowing why you have pain, I would say walking and pool exercise only. When do your legs hurt? is it "all" the time? when you are walking? when you are standing? when you are sitting down? when you are laying down? or "all" of the above?

Have you had your yearly check-up and yearly bloodwork done in the last 12 months?

It might be good for you to get your doctor to send you to a physical therapist.

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I would suggest some pool exercises if possible and walking.

posted 10 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Good luck with finding relief for the pain. The idea of a set program sounds ideal. Have you by chance a chair where the legs can be lifted at your relaxation times? that definitely helps relieve the pressure.
Have a good weekend. Love Joan NZ xxx

posted 10 months ago
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