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Offline lilone

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rock climbing with arthritis?
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:43:47 AM »
Can anyone tell me if rock climbing is considered a bad activity for arthritis? I don't think it is considered high impact but I'm not sure.

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Re: rock climbing with arthritis?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 07:40:11 AM »
I'd think that if the arthritis is around your knee cap especially (?) it would be very high impact putting great forces through the patellofemoral joint when both bent and straight. However, you'd be best discussing it with a physiotherapist and make sure your muscle balance and strength are in the best shape

The best low impact activities would be cycling (on a correctly set up bike) and swimming (maybe not breast stroke frog kick if kneecap involved)
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 07:42:18 AM by Vickster »
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