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Knee pain coming back

Posted by Vince F on December 15, 2002 at 23:18:50:

Been about 3 weeks that this one has been
gone but back again. Not as bad as before
but can't remember straining it like before.
Have to take the MSM and Glucosamine/
Chondroitin. 3rd different problem in 16yrs
and the first 2 have been eliminated and
this one has been rare. I am not sure the
MSM & G/C are the best treatment since the
relief doesn't seem as fast as the other
problem they cured so have to look for others
or an adition to them.

This problem is more stiffness than pain.

...ester-C may be the missing link.



Re: Knee pain coming back

Posted by
Cheezi on December 16, 2002 at 10:39:25:

In Reply to: Knee pain coming back posted by Vince F on December 15, 2002 at 23:18:50:

Vince, you don't have any cartilage loss, do you? If it's just stiffness you're feeling, that suggests muscle or tendon strain. Glucosamine and Chondroitin wouldn't seem to be in order there. My friend, Jerry Slater's, knee pain from a previous surgery went away within about four days when he went to a total nutrition supplement instead of Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Turned out it wasn't cartilage-related so he was treating it wrong. What's your nutrition regimen look like?



Re: Knee pain coming back

Posted by Vince F on December 16, 2002 at 15:54:28:

In Reply to: Re: Knee pain coming back posted by Cheezi on December 16, 2002 at 10:39:25:

Cheese... Don't really know what is inside
my knee or what has caused the pains since
all three have just sorta appeared with
nothing I can remember doing to cause them.
Today the pain and stiffness is about 95%
better and only slightly noticable if I bend
my knee all the way. Possibly the ester-C was
what sped things up. I usually don't take C
with MSM as recomended since I never saw a
need but maybe in this situation it helps.
Will have to see the next time though I
guess another round of the supps would be
wise.

For nutrition I eat whatever I crave or
satisfies hunger or makes me feel better.
LOL...Yesterday it was a McD's 1/4 lb'er mit
cheese and fries but That was Only because
it was a traditional meal of my parents after
visiting the cemetary to place wreaths. They
seem to be geting Worse..Maybe we should
find a Burger King ) I don't know if that
could have caused the pain since the other
times I don't remember eating anything
different... Though one time I got This pain
it was after geting up after eating at a
small neighborhood restaurant but I had
stood in the cold for 5hrs.

Last night I Was thinking that I should
suggest a different place for the traditional
meal...Anyplace but I was thinking of a
fancy restaurant but I don't eat out often
since I have been attacked by the food in a
few places and ones that I frequent, just to
get out and only have tea and on occasion,
toast.



Re: Knee pain coming back

Posted by
Cheezi on December 16, 2002 at 23:58:48:

In Reply to: Re: Knee pain coming back posted by Vince F on December 16, 2002 at 15:54:28:

I see. Probably a nutritional imbalance, then. It's hard to balance everything correctly without being a pharmacist, though. Vitamins are your friends, Vince. They'll help you rise above the yummy fast foods we love so much.



Re: Knee pain coming back

Posted by Vince F on December 17, 2002 at 00:49:25:

In Reply to: Re: Knee pain coming back posted by Cheezi on December 16, 2002 at 23:58:48:

Cheese, I Don't like fast foods. Only eat
them before Xmass, Mother's & Father's day near
the cemetary.

My chemical injury caused a Lot of food and
nutrition problems that the sensitivities are
resolved since only Bad food bothers me but I
don't think I utilize some things which is
probably why certain suppliments work but
then maybe more are needed because I might
use up or deplete them from the extra effort
it takes to do things. A multi vit used to
cut in half, severe aches from physical
activity which used to be nothing for me.
Now the problems are less severe or
nonexistant.

Cod liver oil used to get rid of pain of
another knee problem that has been gone for
13 yrs and the 2nd one has been gone for 8mo
after the MSM etc fixed that.

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Re: Knee pain coming back

Posted by a professional on December 19, 2002 at 19:54:40:

In Reply to: Re: Knee pain coming back posted by Cheezi on December 16, 2002 at 10:39:25:

listen folks. Glucosamine slows down the progression of arthritis, it may or may not give pain relief. Also stiffness in the knee joint is highly likely to be caused by degenerative changes and not a strain, although that can be the cause, but without that in the history it is unlikely.



Re: Knee pain coming back (Archive in knee.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 21, 2002 at 07:52:39:

In Reply to: Re: Knee pain coming back posted by a professional on December 19, 2002 at 19:54:40:

Thanks, Professional.

I could not agree more. This is why I so frequently repeat my adage "Chronic conditions are never resolved by something you TAKE but by something you DO." Along with the glucosamine (Which, by the way, does reverse the cartilaginous damage caused by the process [see the arthritis archives for the reference].) the indivdual needs to deal with the known aggravating causes of arthritis.

Walt

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