It's our fourth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast, and this week's episode is quite a personal one as Jane talks about her experience of living with arthritis, and of having a knee replacement.
Our experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) provide really practical advice for people living with arthritis and/or thinking about a joint replacement of the knee or hip. They discuss ways to manage arthritis, how to 'prehabilitate' before a joint replacement, things to expect following surgery, and how to get the best results from a joint replacement through proper rehabilitation.
Show notes/ topics covered:
1:37 - Welcome
4:10 - Living with arthritis
5:20 - How life with arthritis can be made a bit easier
14:40 - Surgery isn't the end point
16:40 - Why would you consider joint replacement?
19:25 - Prehabilitation and planning
20:35 - Is replacement a last resort?
23:08 - Prehabilitation exercises
32:38 - "It was the most difficult thing I think I have ever done"
34:22 - Rehabilitation exercises
41:08 - Audience question: fish oil
43:50 - Closing story