Stair Climbing and Osteoarthritis

My wife is 41, moderately active and the ortho told her she’s got arthritis in both knees. One is worse as she recently injured it. Besides PT and drugs, would reducing stair climbing help? We live in a 2 story house and she’s a homemaker, so she’s up & down the stairs at least 10x per day. Would moving to a one story house help: A) relieve her knee pain, B) delay the progression of arthitis, C) delay more aggressive treatments (i.e. eventual knee replacement she might need – her dad had double TKR at age 60)?? We want to keep maximum mobility during middle age. Thanks.

Options with Coumadin

I was placed on Coumadin 3 months ago and was simultaneously taken off of anti-inflammatory drugs that I was on for years for bilateral knee osteoarthritis and PRN anti-inflammatories for gouty arthritis flares. To date, none of my caregivers will support any on board meds other than tylenol and narcotics. I can’t imagine millions of individuals on coumadin w/OA not having some other options! Please help.

Thumb arthritis and hyaluronic acid injections

I have severe osteo in my body. My right thumb joints are bone on bone. I have had several injections but with no help. Can the rooster cone injections help or is there another alternative to surgery? That is my next treatment option the doctor says.

Osteoarthritis and elliptical exercise machines

I am 53 years old and extremely overweight with OA in my right knee said to be “bone on bone”. My medial meniscus is gone as is the stabilizing tendon on the front of my knee. I do NOT have constant pain or much pain at all on a consistent basis, but when trying to climb stairs, hike, or exercise, the knee swells up and is very unstable, and I also experience a “catching” feeling apparently from bone spurs. I’ve recently had the 5 week treatment of hylagen injections and want to know if using an eliptical machine is a good from of exercise after such a procedure as opposed to “impact” exercise.