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I suffer osteoarthritis and have been trying to lose weight and exercise for several years. Whenever I do the tiniest exercise I suffer so much injury time and again I even consider calling an ambulance! While watching Strictly Dancing on TV I gently stood for a few minutes and gently moved my feet and hips. It was no longer than 5 minutes a few times. On Sunday I tried to get out of bed and straighten my body but was stuck in bending position. The pain was so bad I cried. I took paracetamol and alternated resting and trying to straighten but it lasted the whole 24 hours. Today I have increased the paracetamol and am a little stiff but able to do normal things with care. Even exercising in hydrotherapy pool warmest water brings on muscle spasms . I have repeatedly discussed this problem with my GP and have also received physiotherapy but am just failing at each attempt. My natural instinct when I awoke with back pain was I needed a massage but I have been discouraged from that as medics say it will add to my pain. Throughout the deterioration of my health I have often felt I needed massage. When I was married my then husband used to massage painful muscles for me and pain would go away. Does anyone have experience of pain relief massage?
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