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  • gdouthit

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    Since January I have been trying to get myself into better shape. I have been in the gym 4 to 5 days a week, and have lost around 20 pounds so far. Until recently knee pain hasn't been an issue. I jogged close to 2.5 miles on friday and work saturday with a dull anoying ache. I didn't run again until after last nights work out, and the ache today is much worse.
    So my question. Other than rest, how can I get some relief? Or am I just a big baby? hehe

    Thanks!

    Something il add. My knees pop everytime I transfer weight off of them.
     

    mitchntx

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    At 45 I developed arthritis in both knees, just like my dad.
    It limits what I can do and tells me when I over-do.

    An NSAID helps with the discomfort. But, long-term, it has its down side.
     

    Shotgun Jeremy

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    Try to go with low impact workouts on some days. Bicycling is one idea. You MAY be able to use those compression deals on your knee-depending on the type of pain.

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    TXARGUY

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    Your bed may be the problem. I had knee pain and of course my mind goes to degenerative bone disease or cancer, talked to my dr about it, he recommended I change mattresses, I did, problem solved.
     

    gdouthit

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    Your bed may be the problem. I had knee pain and of course my mind goes to degenerative bone disease or cancer, talked to my dr about it, he recommended I change mattresses, I did, problem solved.

    Interesting. May look into this cuz mine is pretty worn out

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    Two things you didn't mention are your age and weight. Being overweight is a knee-killer. After a VERY long life of playing Rugby, Hockey, down-hill skiing, sky-diving, and time in the military my knees were worn out and so sore that I quit jogging in 2010. I started gaining weight which exacerbated the problem with my knees to the point I went to see a Rheumatologist who told me I had Osteo-arthritis and to LOSE WEIGHT! I was 251lbs so I went on a diet and I lost 32 lbs. The doctor also prescribed Meloxicam which was extremely effective in controlling my joint inflammation and pain but unfortunately raised my blood pressure so I switched to occassionally using Tramadol for pain and Voltaren gel to ease inflammation. I'm back jogging 3 miles a day and though my knees still hurt somewhat, I tough it out. The most effective action I took though was losing weight. If you're losing weight then you're on the right track, my friend.
     

    franzas

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    Try to go with low impact workouts on some days. Bicycling is one idea. You MAY be able to use those compression deals on your knee-depending on the type of pain.

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    Agree. Look for a supportive, yet flexible wrap/brace that you can use while working out. CVS has some pretty decent ones IIRC
     

    jrbfishn

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    Also look into a very good quality of running and walking shoe. Quality foam inserts can help too. The better quality shoes i have, the more my knee braces stay on the shelf. Humans were not designed to walk or run on hard flat surfaces.


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    kyletxria1911a1

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    My kneees are shot i have necrosis of the knee
    A good i repeat a good knee brace helps a lot .
    A good one costs about. 200+ donjoy is a solid brace
    It helped me
     

    Shotgun Jeremy

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    If you're a vet-the VA gives out some pretty nice boot inserts. I know they probably won't help for workouts, but they've REALLY helped out my knees and lower back when I'm on my feet all day.
     
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