Vitamins for knee joints

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50years old man not aware of any medical problems complains of pain related to his joints in different places ( fingers, knee, foot ankle) it takes 2 weeks relief by ibuprofen and voltaren emulgel so the question is what is your recommendation about this case ? do you advice of some vitamins especially that he is getting older?
There are many good herbs and vitamin suppliments on the market today designed to help in the management of muscles and joints. One that is good for joints is called Glucosamine. This is an amino acid that is naturally found in the body and sometimes the body needs a boost. Glucosamine suppliments helps increase the body's ability to produce more cartilage which in turn can help make the ankle and knee stronger. It is recommended that you add 1500mg per day for 1-2 months.
My ortho doctor told my I was just getting old and to take vitamins for the joints, Im sorry but I'm only 43 and didn't have any trouble with my knee until I fell last february. I thought the pain would be better after the meniscus was taken care of. Im lost to what to do now. Could this be true....am I just getting old.
Thanks for taking the time to weigh in. I first had unicompartmental surgery in Sept of 2009. But the post op pain was still a problem so in Sept of 2010 the uni was replaced with a full. Physio went well. But now 4 months out, I again have as much pain as ever! I probably am frequently guilty of over doing the exercise. I'm usually very active. I'm gaining some weight and that is driving me nuts! I do take all the vitamins you mention above. I tried acupuncture.
I have the same knee pain when kneeling on my right knee...for a few years at least now. I thought it had gone away but rediscovered it while my son was taking a ride on my back. It is like kneeling on a tack very sharp pin pointed pain.
Rheumatologists and infectious disease (ID) docs were the first ones to identify Lyme as a spreading problem several decades ago, based on sore knee joints in many patients (thus rheumatology got interested) and based on a tick bite and the legendary circular red rash (thus ID docs got interested.) The IDSA [Infectious Disease Society of America] decreed that a couple weeks of antibiotics was enough to cure the infections, and any persistence symptoms were ... autoimmune.
I would also consider MRI's of the shoulder and hip to ensure there is no structural damage that can be causing the nerve pain. A rheumatology referral is reasonable for further evaluation. An evaluation for fibromyalgia may be considered by the specialist. Another consideration would be empirical trials of medications to help nerve pain - such as Neurontin. You may want to discuss this with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
I started stacking less weight at the gym, and eased off the cardio for a while, but my condition has only worsened since (even with a break from the gym for over 3 months). During my break from the gym to give my joints rest, my knees and ankles started cracking all the time, and my knees started to ache (behind the knee and around the knee cap). The aching got so bad that it got to the point of being unable to walk without pain for more then 3 hours on a family vacation.
Can you be referred by your doctor to physiotherapy or Triage where they have more time to assess your problem and give you exercises to do to strengthen the muscles that support the knee joints. I was told by Triage that the knee is the largest joint in the body and to exercise it (walking in the swimming pool is a good form of strengthening exercise becasue the water bears the weight of the body). You may need to ask to be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon.
), but that he obviously couldn't make any kind of diagnosis without seeing me in person. He suggested I take 2 aleve twice a day for 4-5 days. I did that for 4 days, and my symptoms did improve, though they didn't disappear completely. Today they've returned to much of what they were like before the aleve. I'm going to see my doctor on Tuesday, but I wanted to see if anyone had any input here. Based on some of what I've read, I thought maybe it could be a pinched nerve.
It started in May when I had a slight pain in my right knee after a dance work out. I took tylenol and thought nothing of it. 4 days later, the pain persisted and I went to see my Primary care physician who prescribed Mobic for me. Two weeks later the pain still persisted and spread to my fingers. I was referred to a Rheumatologist who did all the blood work and x-rays and found nothing of significance. I was given Sulindac for two weeks but the pain still persisted.
It started in May when I had a slight pain in my right knee after a dance work out. I took tylenol and thought nothing of it. 4 days later, the pain persisted and I went to see my Primary care physician who prescribed Mobic for me. Two weeks later the pain still persisted and spread to my fingers. I was referred to a Rheumatologist who did all the blood work and x-rays and found nothing of significance. I was given Sulindac for two weeks but the pain still persisted.
I've had burning pain, weak right leg, pain at back of right knee for the past ten years or more (plus incredibly flat feet). Doctors attributed it to muscle pain from scoliosis. However, I've just been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Hypermobility type. It's a genetic condition where the joints are extremely flexible and the ligaments very lax. Only the joints my right side are affected, including my wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, ankle, etc.
It never hurts to try something that is good for you, though. I've also been told magnesium is good for constipation, which is an issue for people taking pain medications and I have found the magnesium does help there. I have used epsom salt to soak either my feet or my sore muscles and it does help a good deal. Please let us know if you try it and it does some good.
I am looking for drug free alternatives to treat arthritis in my knee, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
The body needs rest in order to heal. So many people take it for granted that 5-7 hours of sleep is normal for a busy person. I've made it a priority to get a full night's sleep and I've had absolutely no sypmtoms of fatigue (so far).
My mother in laws doctor has prescribed that she take TWELVE percocet a day for the pain associated with osteoporosis. She is obviously addicted to the stuff as she runs out before the time to get more. During these times she in unconscious on the couch for litterally days. She says she has no problem how ever anytime a family member needs pain medication she will try to get a hold of it. She feels that since her doctor prescribes it everything is fine.
They have intense burning and stinging pains in the legs, around the knee. I cannot stand up vary well without stretching, and I get very mixed feelings of relief and pain when I stretch. My back has a non-stop burning sensation in and around the shoulder blades. This feeling causes me to sweat heavily in the upper part of my body, even if I am very cold. Living in wisconsin, there is a lot of cold weather, which flares up my pain.
Long story short the Rhummy's nurse called me back to tell me the MRI had not been called in b/c my insurance needed my doc's dictation to approve the need for the MRI (He is doing and MRI on my SI joints) and that she would leave him a not to look at my lab tests. I don't have a follow-up until after my MIR is done and that seems to be taking forever.
Will that hang around (or get worse) until I'm completely off? Do you happen to know any vitamins or herb that help with temporary depression. I'm not a depressed person. I know it's just my brain not getting what it wants (I think). But if you know of anything that could help Enhance, or uplift my mood, I would really appreciate it.
SO, I cannot get any sort of muscle relaxant for the evenings or when I am kept awake at night from weird knee twitching. I've been on every pain medication given before Codeine like tramadol and the nsaids and they don't touch the pain. I thought I had finally found someone that believed me and was going to do something about it. I am going to see him tomorrow to get this straightend out but I am having second thoughts. Am I going to appear drug seeking to bring this issue to point?
Since you have been suffering symptoms and flare ups for quite sometime, what meds are you on? Are you on any DMARDS for the inflammation?
My doctor doesn't really say anything that means anything to me, but I know it's not normal for all my joints to ache, he said iv got cartilage trapped behind my knee caps, tendinitis on shoulders and capsulitis! Lol! I dont know? Alll my joints hurt though, I wish someone knew what it is...
He said he was fine and sent us home despite ongoing knee pain. He suffered chronic flu like symptoms for a year on and off with occasional joint pain but no return of rash.
BUT, I know what is normal for me and this -- this seems like tx sped up the aging process -- for me. Oh and, some things now they are saying may be excelerated by the Hep C itself. Which again, is an educated guess on their part, based on my particular medical history. So, disclaimer -- this is about ME and what I have noticed since beginning and ending tx. If anyone has noticed anything similar, be sure to let your doctors know so they can help.
First introduced into medicine by Biomatrix scientists, this treatment, known as viscosupplementation, relieves pain and improves mobility in osteoarthritic knee joints. Synvisc is made of hylans, the unique biopolymers developed by Biomatrix from hyaluronan, the naturally occurring polysaccharide that stabilizes, lubricates and serves as a shock absorber in human tissues.
First introduced into medicine by Biomatrix scientists, this treatment, known as viscosupplementation, relieves pain and improves mobility in osteoarthritic knee joints. Synvisc is made of hylans, the unique biopolymers developed by Biomatrix from hyaluronan, the naturally occurring polysaccharide that stabilizes, lubricates and serves as a shock absorber in human tissues.
First introduced into medicine by Biomatrix scientists, this treatment, known as viscosupplementation, relieves pain and improves mobility in osteoarthritic knee joints. Synvisc is made of hylans, the unique biopolymers developed by Biomatrix from hyaluronan, the naturally occurring polysaccharide that stabilizes, lubricates and serves as a shock absorber in human tissues.
First introduced into medicine by Biomatrix scientists, this treatment, known as viscosupplementation, relieves pain and improves mobility in osteoarthritic knee joints. Synvisc is made of hylans, the unique biopolymers developed by Biomatrix from hyaluronan, the naturally occurring polysaccharide that stabilizes, lubricates and serves as a shock absorber in human tissues.
( Everything started months before this diagnosis, when my joints slowly began getting really bad. one knee was constantly swollen with fluid and the other knee in extreme pain. Both of my shoulders could barely move without pain and my ankles began to swell as well. So like I said, I was finally given the vitamin d deficiency diagnosis. This was figured out about 7 weeks ago and my doctor prescribed me 25,000vitamin D2 weekly.
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