Glucosamine joint repair

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Avatar m tn My dog weighed 28-30lbs and the correct dose for her was 500mg Glucosamine per day. The vet said the 'human' Glucosamine was fine to use, so long as the dosage was correct for the dog's weight. So it depends what your dog's weight is, how much you can increase the dose. As far as I can make out, dogs (and humans too) respond differently to Glucosamine. With some there are great results, and with some, not much improvement. You could mention this to your vet perhaps.
673877 tn?1225995294 Can you define "bad hip" in a bit more detail? Does your rottie have osteoarthritis or hip displaysia? In either case, I would go with rimadyl or deramaxx as an anti-inflammatory/ pain relief medication. For any joint issues, MSM, glucosamine and chondroitin can help the soft tissues of joints stay healthy longer. These substances won't repair already damaged tissues, but can keep them going longer. Have a talk with your vet about dosages for your rottie.
Avatar n tn Of course, I've had the usual side effects (dryness, depression, lethargy.) My main problem now is severe joint pain. I lift weights 5x per week. I don't want to stop working out, but my right elbow and both shoulders are killing me! Has anyone had experience with this and can you recommend medicine or treatment for the joint pain? I employ high intensity training (low reps, hight weight) but can change my lifting to lighter weight, with higher weights. But I can not stop lifting.
Avatar n tn Since the body's natural glucosamine is used to make and repair joint cartilage, taking glucosamine as a nutritional supplement is thought to help repair damaged cartilage by augmenting the body's supply of glucosamine. This has helped my husbands knee pain and may help you also. Make sure and check with your doctor first though. It is not a prescription drug but it may interfere with other medications so it is best to ask your doctor if you can take it safely.
Avatar n tn If you have cartalidge damage nothing will repair it. the glucosamine and the fish oil helps to lubricate the joints. yes biking is less stress on the joints. You can get indurance from biking and leg strength from biking and doing leg workouts. As far as long term usage I don't know but that is what your joints are made of. The research on the supplements is very good. Google it and see what you find. Also how is your diet? When mine is not good my knees hurt.
Avatar f tn While it is important to reduce inflammation, joints also need nutritional support to help repair damaged tissue. Glucosamine is one natural compound that actually repairs and restores connective tissue, including cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Studies show that glucosamine assists the body's own repair mechanism by promoting the production of collagen, a protein that holds connective tissue together.
Avatar n tn HI there For the past year and a half I have felt my joint areas degenerating - there is a lot of cracking in all my joints at all time at this stage. All day every day and night. It started in my shoulders and has moved all over my body. I also had testicular cancer, and one treatment of chemo and syphillis last year. Rheuamtology tests have comeup negative and doctors are at a loss for what is going on. Am fully recovered at this time from both.
15312090 tn?1439785306 For the last couple years I have sent him glucosamine sulfate to help with the joint issues and pain, and it does help him. My brother and I both take glucosamine sulfate for various joint issues and I have also found it helps healing and reduces pain when I have had torn ligaments. It provides more of the raw materials your body needs to maintain and repair connective tissue, and I have not read of any side effects from supplementation.
16702 tn?1234094245 He is 13 years old and can't seem to focus...Any thing we can do to slow down this? Can dogs develop cataracs? Can operation repair vision? Also he seems to be more sensitive around his hip/hind leg area..can't touch him there without him grawling at me. Probably arthritis or joint related...Can you recommend a supplement or something natural for treatming this problem as well..
Avatar m tn Hello I just had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. I was also advised I had very little cartilage and it was suggested I should not be refereeing next football season. I am only 40 years old and love running. What I have going against me is I am 6'4 and 360 pounds. I also work in Law Enforcement, with occasional running and fighting in the city I work. My goal is to lose weight in hopes to take the pressure of my knee joints.
Avatar m tn Earlier studies have shown that while anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), can reduce pain and joint swelling, they actually accelerate joint destruction. For this reason, experts suggest that glucosamine should always be used in conjunction with medications.
Avatar n tn I just started taking Glucosamine MSM but I guess it takes awhile before it starts working.It is suppose to help repair worn out joints. Any way...hope you feel better I think it is time to move to Arizona.
Avatar m tn Joint pain Glucosamine, a building block of cartilage, can relieve pain and inflammation in joints, says Nicholas DiNubile, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon. In fact, a recent study found glucosamine is more effective than acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol) at relieving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, often caused in younger men by joint injury.
Avatar f tn -( Read up a bit on glucosamine - it's a vital nutrient for joint repair.
Avatar n tn The spot I injured is still tender to the touch, however, the pain I'm in now is about 6 inches above the injury site, in my hip joint. The pain shoots down my leg, into my knee and around into the inside of my thigh. I've been undergoing chiropractic adjustments and ultrasound therapy twice a week for the past 3 months, along with stretching exercises. I've seen some improvement, however, I'm still in a great deal of pain.
Avatar m tn Some patients swear by the joint supplements, such as chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and glucosamine. There is some anecdotal evidence that these may help thicken the cartilage, but no strict research has ever shown this to be true.
Avatar n tn Hi there. Just curious as to if you or your mother ever found an answer. The odd thing is that my mother is going thru the same thing and has for a year. The only tests they have not run is a MRI or CT Scan. Her blood work and ultrasound came out fine. She is in MAJOR pain and her knees are so swollen. I just wish they could figure out what is wrong with her. Thanks!
1652468 tn?1302904098 Inflammation is what causes the redness, warmth, swelling, and joint destruction associated with arthritis. Eating pro-inflammatory foods will not only create the environment for arthritis to begin, it will fuel the illness once developed. these pro-inflammatory foods, Refined sugar, salt, oil, and flour. these are staples of most packaged foods and much restaurant fare and nearly all fast food. The first step in any holistic plan is to clean up the diet. Eliminate refined foods.
Avatar m tn It's hard to say whether you will require surgery in the future or not. It will really depend on how severe your arthritis is or gets and how much it interferes with your everyday life in respect to both pain and functionality. Some people with arthritis never have to have any surgery - some only require something like arthroscopic surgery to "clean out" the joint and yet others require either partial or full replacement of the joint/s.
Avatar f tn Four years ago I was dx with osteoarthritis of both knees. Dr. said that I was walking "bone on bone" and that eventually I'd probably need tkr in both knees. He advised using glucosamine chondroitin which I've done and for awhile it seemed to help. I was able to increase my exercise a bit and was walking more with less pain and swelling. In the past few months pain and swelling has increased which I attributed to less exercise and some weight gain, about 4 or 5 pounds.
1072826 tn?1255487818 I read that most sufferers take Glucosamine Sulfate 500mg per day and so, I took it too. It must have helped me, because since then my knee pain has quasi healed itself. Occasionally I got some knee pain, but I guess that is only when there is some repair or re-adjustment inside the knee. After that its all fine again.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with Traumatic OCD in my humerus near the elbow joint. I have a bunch of Orthopaedic surgeons debating what to do about it... There is also a Cyst in the bone on or near the OCD. I was told there is cartilage damage causing arthritis there too. So far, they want to core out the affected bone, and take a piece of bone and cartilage from one of my knee regions so that they can transplant the bone from there to where the OCD was.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Properly Functioning Joints Do Not Degenerate What Causes Arthritis? How Toxins Cause Arthritis and Other Symptoms Do You Need to Take Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate? Toxins Exhaust the Endocrine System Arthritis & Inflammation Pain Management Detoxification IS Important How to Increase Blood Flow How to Improve Fat Utilization & Absorption References What IS Arthritis? Dr.
Avatar f tn We left it at that, managed symptoms as they arose and began feeding JD and giving Glucosamine (sp?) and Chondrotin (sp?) supplements daily. He had been doing great...only showing a very slight weight shift when standing, but running and jumping freely...until earlier in the summer he pulled up lame after a jaunt in the sprinkler. We rested him for about a week, but was concerned his hips had gotten worse so I requested new radiographs.
1983417 tn?1326420470 5 hour long surgery to repair both joints), and I know that I would not, ever, be without a mouth guard. I get extra sensitive hearing from my TMJ problems. It was much worse before surgery but I still feel like things are rather loud. If it is TMJ pain one thing they can do is inject steroids and anti-inflamatories directly into the joint. Some do it while you are awake - however mine would always sedate me. He did it right in the surgical suite of the office.
Avatar n tn Judi - have you tried Glucosamine ? I had a lot of joint pain pre-treatment & started using this on recommendation of a friend... It works really well ! It's helped a lot of old sports injuries to take a back seat. Am coming up to week 21 of 24 & have found I get general leg pain but not in the joints... have not tried the glucosamine on this as I felt I was taking so many things each day & I wanted to cut out just one.
Avatar m tn Prolotherapy,also known as Regenerative Injection Technique, in which dextrose is injected every 2-4 weeks into affected joints, ligaments and tendons to stimulate collagen and connective tissue repair. This promotes your body’s own ability to heal chronic injury/damage by initiating a controlled inflammatory response and usually 3-6 treatments are sufficient. You have to be assessed by a qualified MD, to determine if this is suited for you.
Avatar n tn I just received my results from MRI ordered by my rumatologist since my original surgeon told me I was just taking longer to heal than most people. Results from this new MRI (81/2) months post surgery state small radial tear and undersurface tear/fraying at the horn of the lateral miniscus. Fraying also seen at the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
168348 tn?1379360675 I am not sue-happy or anything like that but I have wondered more than once whether I would have only had arthroscopic surgery back in October to repair the tendon and gone on p/t for the arthritis and been ok vs. the massive joint destruction that apparently took place in a short time as I tended to my thyroid and believed what I was told. Another ? for you .. I'm on 100mcgs of Synthroid now as my TSH was 1.3 (which was up from 1.1) and they want it at 1.0 or below.
Avatar f tn He has been in SEVERE pain for the last two years, and EXCRUTIATING pain for the last six months. He's been taking the glucosamine since it first came out, he elevates and ices it every evening, has had a chiropractor give him some kind of "electro" therapy. He finally agreed to see an orthopedist who took X-rays (the chiro never did) and showed Gerry that there is simply no cartilage left in there; the pain is from bone on bone.