My Life with Osteoarthritis

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”  John Wooden

Hi, I’m Ryan & thanks for stopping by! Do you get frustrated with your Osteoarthritis? Are you tired of your OA keeping you from doing what you love? I feel your pain!

At My Life with Osteoarthritis, our goal is to inspire you to continue living the life you want, despite your OA!

The Unexpected Ways Osteoarthritis Affected My Social Life

Every Saturday morning for over six years, some of my friends and I would meet at Alice Marble Park and play basketball. It’s a beautiful park on a hill in San Francisco, overlooking the bay and Golden Gate Bridge on one end and Coit Tower on the other. After a few...

Patient Panel: Sharing My Life with Osteoarthritis

Writing about living with osteoarthritis has allowed me to meet great people, share my experiences with others, and better understand how people are dealing with similar issues. Recently, because of my affiliation with CreakyJoints as an osteoarthritis (OA) blogger, I...

Learning to Live Vicariously Through Others

There are some things I’ll never be able to do. That’s the truth. It’s not one of those situations where if I put my mind to it I'll be able to achieve it. No. Not the case at all. There are activities I'll never be able to do again because of my osteoarthritis....

A Little Vacation from Ankle Physical Therapy

I'm terrible at doing my ankle exercises. I really should do something everyday, or at least every other day. Spending about 20-30 minutes doing some range of motion, some stability exercises, then some strength work shouldn't be that big of a deal. It's really not...

Realizing There is No Cure for Osteoarthritis

I remember when I was first diagnosed with ankle osteoarthritis at the age of 28. Up until that point I associated any kind of arthritis with people in their 60s and older. I didn’t think it could happen to me at such a young age. I was leading an active lifestyle and...