Arthritis At Home Episode 146 – Osteoarthritis and preparing for knee surgery
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Ellen Wang, Programs Coordinator for Arthritis Consumer Experts, speaks to Phyllis Gregg, a person living with osteoarthritis, about how she prepared for knee surgery. Their conversation covers how Phyllis worked with her surgeon and the role of physical activity and nutrition pre and post operation. Common challenges and thoughtful tips are also discussed.
Phyllis Gregg is a member of Arthritis Consumer Experts and is the Social Media and Administration Coordinator. She has been struggling with obesity most of her adult life and living with osteoarthritis the last 10 years. She is a member of an advocacy group dedicated to helping those living with arthritis in Vancouver, Washington. Through education and building a wonderful support team, she is able to manage and live with osteoarthritis and has celebrated many successes in her disease journey. She loves to spend time with her son, grandchildren and extended family. She enjoys strolling through her garden – her little piece of paradise.
Additional learning resources
- JointHealthTM insight: The Road to Joint Replacement Surgery
- GLA:D® Canada: Exercise
- OsteoArthritis Service Integration System: Nutrition, Supplements and Arthritis
- UnLockFood: Easing the pain of osteoarthritis