Visit to hospital

Saw my consultant this morning he's quite pleased with the way leflumide is working. He also looked at my bone scan I had in December he informed me I have osteoporosis in my hips which explains a lot, as I find it very difficult to walk far. I have read somewhere that exercise is good but that's no go for me. I would be grateful for any suggestions how to help myself. Sophie17

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  • I think we all have a personal view on what exercise means. 15 years ago exercising was using an eliptical machine for 40 minutes going forewards and 20 minutes going backwards. Then I would use the treadmill and so on.

    Now I use my eliptical machine for a total of 10 minutes. I hope to increase to 20 minutes, but if I can't, c'est la vie.

    My advice to you is to do your best to keep moving. You can only do what you can do. Don't beat yourself up.

  • Hi, have you tried aqua fit it helps me to exercise without putting any pressure on my joints.

  • Hi sophie , weight bearing activities are meant to help osteoporosis . I am starting tai chi on Friday as I thought it might cause less pain but would would help maintain muscle strength , balance and mental focus . It has taken a while to find a class so i hope it works out . I will post over the weekend how it goes . My husband says he is going to drive me in case im fit for nothing after it !!!! I will follow your post incase there are other suggestions, best wishes 😀💐

  • I like tai chi it helps strengthen the musles in my legs. I am hoping they will start another class at the Community Centre whereI go.

  • Hi Sophie,

    There's lots of information and tips on our website nras.org.uk/exercise which includes seated excercise videos which you can do at home but always consult with your healthcare professional before starting anything new.

    The National Osteoporosis Society might also have some ideas for you - nos.org.uk and they run the Bone Health HU community here: healthunlocked.com/bonehealth

    Best wishes,

    Emma-NRAS

  • Swimming might help.

  • Thank you all for the advice. Swimming is out of the question I can't swim and I think at 80 bit late in the day to learn. I might try the excercise classes they have in village for people of my age mostly sitting down. I know I should exercise more but it is so painful even to walk to shops about five minutes away. I am also a carer for my husband who is partly disabled which makes things worse. Sophie 17

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