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Re: Recovering from aching knees?
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The last video has one flaw. You should never lock out our knees on the upswing. Well not unless you want knee problems.

Posted on: 2010/11/7 12:40
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Re: Recovering from aching knees?
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As we age our cartillage wears down. I'd recommend going to a physical therapist. There might be some damage that a therapist can help you heal faster from. You could look at supplement use. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are good for helping joint pain. I have never heard of any studies on this and it probably is bogus, but I personally started eating jello when I had joint or ligament issues. The gellatin in jello comes from heavily processed conective tissue in cows. My thinking was that my body might be able to use it somehow to repair connective tissue. Like I said, the reasoning is practically bogus and I've never seen any studies in the area, but I swear it helps me.

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i suffered from a swolen knee to the point where i could not rise from the floor after xrays and scans it came back as chondromalacia after seeing 3 different specialists and having 3 difeent diagnosis and being told by one that i have 10 years before i will have to quit my job due a warn out knee.
i have found that after phisio therapy that the best thing for my condition was high intensity dead lifts of no more than 15 reps this has impoved the knee and reduced the amount of pain i suffer and allso reduced the anount of pain killers ive had to take.
the key is to kep going as long as posible befor im stuck with a walking sticks ect current knee replacements do not last long
good luck with the training i hope it helps

Posted on: 2010/11/9 0:12
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RICE and Aleve are helping though I'm already feeling the urge to get back on the mat. Sadly, I know I'm not ready yet but may try an adjusted class Thursday. My first 5K Run/Walk, the latter for me, is Saturday and I'm trying to stay ready for that.

Thanks all! As funds come in for medical advice I'm heading in that direction.

Leam

Posted on: 2010/11/10 21:05
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Re: Recovering from aching knees?
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Quote:

wedgie wrote:
. . .told by one that i have 10 years before i will have to quit my job due a warn out knee.

. . .the key is to kep going as long as posible befor im stuck with a walking sticks ect current knee replacements do not last long. . .


Lots of fascinating stuff is going on in the field of tissue engineering/cartilage regeneration, though it's likely to be 5-10 years before any of it is actually on the market. Most involves bio-nanotechnology, though there's also one involving a mucin produced by a giant Japanese jellyfish, Nomura's jelly -- see http://osteoarthritis.about.com/b/200 ... s-with-osteoarthritis.htm

In terms of "hanging on" until any of these things are actually available: Proper form, losing excess weight, glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM, Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil). . .and there are a couple of plant extracts that inhibit your body's production of cartilage-degrading enzymes: A boswellia serrata extract sold under the name "5-Loxin", and broccoli sprouts extract (active ingredient: sulforaphane).

Back in February I found out that what I thought was referred hip pain due to a probable nerve impingment actually WAS a hip problem after all, most or all of the cartilage being gone. The above supplements along with some others have me walking and moving around pretty well again, but I've decided not to try to hold on for several years for a regenerative approach and am planning to go ahead and Borg up and swap out the parts early next year. Hoping for hip resurfacing (thanks to Ed Lomax for the suggestion, I hadn't heard of it before) rather than total hip replacement, but that's relatively new in the US (10 years) and it may be hard to find an orthopedic surgeon in my healthcare network who'll do it. Crossing my fingers. . .

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Dale, the surface replacements I had on both sides did very well. One lasted 17 years before I had to have it redone last year and the other 14 years before I had it redone this August. It was very new when I had those operations and what they do now is even better. Just find a really good Doctor to do it, check out the doctor's reputation within the medical profession and find some of his patients to talk with. I found a really good one for both these times and am very satisfied with the result.

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For anyone who doesn't have cartilage problems and has sore knees due to week ligaments, tendons muscular imbalances etc I solved mine through a physio exercise program.

1) Single leg squats while standing on a bench, step or chair. Make sure your knee does not extend further than your toe and make sure your foot is straight - sit back and aim your knee cap towards your middle toe. Hold onto something when you start and increase the depth of the squat as you get more comfortable with it.

2) Squats (without any weights) while standing on balance pads (circular inflated pads). Make sure you sit back, don't ever put your knee further than your big toe and make sure your feet are pointing straight ahead (even if the natural tendency is for them to point outwards)

3) Stretches, if you have an imbalance then one muscle group is stronger than another - if this is the case then you are likely to also have inflexibility somewhere. Forget the stretches you like and do the ones that hurt!

I know there is debate on the efficacy of various food supplements but I've visited both physiotherapists and an osteopath about my knees and they both recommended supplementing my diet with high potency fish oils and glucosamine.

The most important advice I had was to fix the imbalance and to NEVER do any exercise/stance/stretch that involves putting my knee further forward than my big toe (with body weight over).

Hope that helps someone.

Posted on: 2010/11/12 20:29
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Xrays show no undue shrinkage of gap between the bones. SO maybe muscle tightness? Have script for Aleve and heat...

Posted on: 2010/11/13 1:47
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