Glucosamine for sore knees

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I just started taking Glucosamine for my joint because I play soccer 3 times a week and my joints get sore. My eyes became extremely dry and irritated. The only thing I had changed about any of my routines was that I had added Glucosamine to my intake of suppliments. I didn't take it this weekend and noticed a big difference in the first 2 days. I am going to stay off it for now.
Bad habits for many reason! Anyhow, the result of this bad habit has been very (almost permanently) sore knees as if just above and behind the kneecap atthe top of bruising from the pressure of my legs and perhaps from my legs pusshingthe kneecaps. Other symptoms include sever cracking sounds on my left knee when i sit (which i know never existed before). Now i find it very uncomfortable to find a good position to sleep in.
Every morning when I get up from the bed, the first steps are really VERY painful for my feet, and also if I sit even for a little time, my feet AND knees are very sore after I stand up, especially for the first couple of minutes. Especially my right heel for the past 2-3 weeks is very painful if I touch it or when I walk on hard surface (which of course I try to avoid completely).
Are you exercising your hands in hot water to help with the keeping limber? Yes, it is sad you are not as active for your younger kids, but sore joints can not prevent you from giving them a gift of greater value- your love.
I just had my third synvisc injection in my lower ankle for pain. Like MikeRoss, I was in an auto accident in 2001 that shattered my heel and severely damaged my ankle - after three surgeries leaving no cartilidge. The injections are directed to my "lower" ankle joint - a lot trickier to get to without flouroscope except maybe by the best and most confident doctors. Each injection is delivered from a different angle of the foot. The first injection was like falling off a log...
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
I know a lot of people take glucosomine chondroitin for arthritis and joint issues. I know a guy who was seriously crippled in his knees and ankles to the point he had to retire. He took it and in 3 months he said it was like he had no arthritis. He didn't limp anymore at all. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. I had asked my doctor and surgeon about the GC but they told me that my hand was already too far gone.
I believe i have suffered with a vit D problem for years, as i have bad knees, i have never been to the doctors about them until recently, but i believe the vit D has given me arthritis in my knees, im seeing a specialist in a month about my knees. But i also believe if you have a Vit D problem for a while it can cause you to develop a thyroid problem? malabsorption problem? or auto immune prob?
hi there my older bullmastiff has always had bad knees one that we had operated on is still good but the other one was too bad to operate on, it has always been swalon on the inside,and a large bump is present, she is very cunning with managing it and keeps that leg very stiff thus not bending the joint.
Can anyone recommend any good natural remedies for arthritis in small dogs. My dog is on two arthritis medications Novox and Tramadol and I would like to replace them with more natural remedies.
wakes me during sleep, walking usually helps but knees and ankles are sometimes tightening during a walk, my neck has become sore to turn and I hear cracking, my knees are hurting while walking stairs, my left ankle and calf swell as the day goes on and is a different color than the right...redder. Had tons of tests, bone scans, x-rays. Bone scan shows inflammation joints.
I can be running or doing other leg exercises and all of a sudden one of my knees will get a sharp pain and I'll be on my ass iceing it for the next three weeks. This kind of thing has been happening a lot for around 4 or 5 years. I always stretch properly even when I dont exercise. My other problem is with my right shoulder, it also pops and snaps literally ALL the time when I move it a certain way (I move it in a complete circle backwards or forwards like a swiming motion).
I have really sore and bad symptoms for a month and then they just seemed to disappear with mild soreness. I still haven't been diagnosised yet. Not sure what is going on.
Have added flax seed oil and glucosamine/chondroitin to my diet since Christmas because I seem to be straining joints, and then they don't heal. Both knees are sore and left shoulder, some knuckles in my hands. Feet are less hot this winter but flair if I get hot, take a hot shower, get mad or excercise. Hands are stiff/hot /swollen in the morning and difficult to bend fingers. Like the muscels have set-up. It goes away with use.
I had two lumpectomies prior to the chemo and even though I have returned to work when able, I haven't been able to exercise much all year. I wonder if the swollen knees and painful joints are due to muscle weakness. Has anyone else had this problem. Is hydrotherapy the answer?
I never did because the pain went away and apparently it takes time for the glucosamine to work. Try doing some searches and see what you come up with. Good luck.
I also experience bone cracking in my neck. The same for my knees. I can almost tell when it's going to rain. The back pain starts as soon as I get up in the morning. After I have taken a muscle relaxer it is still there but only slightly. I do not want to become dependent on pill. I have hepc and cirrosis of the liver. Can you shed a little light on my problem.
Muscle twitching in the absence of muscle weakness and wasting is not suggestive of a disease like ALS Muscle twitching can be normal in people exposed to cold, exercise, certain medications, with pinched nerves, following certain viral infections, or as a benign syndrome with or without muscle cramps. In the benign form the twitching is generally more widespread as it seems in your case.
I hurt my left knee yesterday doing side lunges and although I can walk on it, I'm limping a bit to keep the weight off of it. I'm pretty sure it's sore due to overuse and the fact that I weigh 235 lbs. I have it wrapped, took some Motrin, and iced it. It's the same knee I dislocated twice about 6 years ago. I took some Excedrin Back and Body and a muscle relaxer before bed. I slept with a pillow under my knee and tried not to move around a whole lot.
I've had reoccurring tendonitis for years, witch I believe was brought on from Hashimotos thyroid disease. When my thyroid labs are at the levels that work best for me, tendonitis is minimal. It could be possible (likely) that I have scare tissue on various tendon areas (muscles too) from being hypothyroid for years, so I am continuously learning to improve this tightness condition.
I am not getting too little or too much sleep (7-9 hours/night, which has worked for me for some time). My quality of sleep may be reduced, as I am in more pain and more widespread pain than ever before, plus I seem to be waking up, looking at the clock, and falling asleep again. Breathing takes effort and feels shallow, and I easily lose my breath, though I have a history of robust breathing and great lung capacity. My resting pulse drops to ~60 from 70-75.
my current doctor, an MD in medicine has put me on doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for a month along with vitamin b12, and vitamin e. i am also on a supplement of glucosamine, chondrotin sulphate and MSM. ive been on doxy only for a week now.. but feeling a difference in symptoms already :-) that surprise me a bit though...as i read somewhere that symptoms take some weeks to subside..
In the past year, I've begun to experience joint pain in ankles, elbows, knees, back, etc. My surgeon suggested that I stop tamoxifen for one month and see if there is any improvement. I've been off for nearly 3 weeks now, and there is some improvement, especially in my feet and elbows. She said that if I did experience some improvement, she would likely switch me to arimidex (sp?) I'm anxious to see what happens.
1) Severe Joint Pain- in all of joints (ankles, wrists, elbows, knees, hips hands, fingers, feet, toes) Most prevalent in wrists/hands and ankles/feet. Pain is throbbing and sometimes if I move my joints in a position they don't like, I get a shooting pain and a clicking noise. Have notice lots of clicking noises in all of my joints when I move around.
I'm presently taking it for my knees. My knees seem a little better, but what really has benefited are my fingernails, which have grown in nice and strong. I hope the cartilage in my knees is doing the same. Regarding the incident with the severe migraine and the popping sensation. I once had a severe migraine that culminated in a numb area on my face. I didn't bother going to the doctor for it, as it improved in a couple days. It took about a month before all the feeling returned.
I couldn't bear the though of being on crutches for another 10-12 weeks so I opted not to have the surgery. I've been non-weight bearing for 3 weeks. I am currently in a short-leg non-weight bearing cast until 12/10. That day, they will be removing the cast for more x-rays. I had no idea what decision I should have made and had read plenty of horror stories about problems related to surgery before I saw the specialist. Is the fact that I have no pain a good sign?
I have had Crohns for over 25 years and have had three resections in 1984, 2001 & 2007 I have been on various drugs over the years and had good and bad years, for around a year now I have been on infleximab by infusion, Methotrexate tablets as well as taking Questran to help digestion, folic acid and 3 monthly B12 injections.
Jackie, having major problems with my knees. Almost can't walk. They are so sore that's hard to stand. I don't know if this is a herx or side effect from the meds. Either way, quite debilitating to say the least. do you think I should call the doctor to see if he can change the med to malarone. I heard that this is a tough med)mepron) to handle. Any suggestions?
When I took this drug approximately 3 years ago, I had the common side effects (dry skin, dry lips, dry eyes, sore joints). I was 22 years old when I took the drug and I weighed 250 pounds. I took 50mg/day for 5 months. I was fine afterwards aside from a sore back. The Acne cleared up completely. Approximately 1 year after I stopped taking the drug, I started to feel horrible and had thoughts of suicide.
I'll push for another ANA test, and pre-treat with UV as you suggest. Glucosamine Sulfate/Chondroiten for joints these past 5 years. Spine (top to bottom) has deteriorated never the less. Rhematoid factor (RH) negative. I wish the CAT scan of my gut could have determined if the blood flow was of an inflammatory response or not. I've just gone 'Gluten Free', more as a diagnostic then anything else, to see if my gut issues improve.
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