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Old 02-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
Dojo: Calgary Aikikai
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 68
Dead Osteoarthritis: Brace users

Thanks Janet for a suggestion for new thread

I'm dealing with a purely mechanical problem. Bone on bone with limited padding between. I do cycle without pain which is good (mountain and road) but bipedal movement is getting increasingly difficult and hiking season only a few month away ( I hope only three !) Unfortunately the strengthening does not help the bone on bone contact.

I can cheat when I teach and do all pins standing. I also only demo on my good side if I have any nagare or tenkans involved.

I have modified my practice greatly ( no seiza etc.) and was hoping to hear from people who have osteoarthritis and have use an OA brace. (Aikido or other activity)

I know people, just like doctors, have differing opinions on these devices but would like to hear from pro side.

Last edited by barron : 02-15-2013 at 01:44 PM.

Andrew Barron
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