arthritis in one knee
Has anyone here successfully treated their mild arthritis?
If so, via what method(s)?
I'm actually treating very severe arthritis (my entire body) and trying to avoid double knee replacement. My surgeon has advised that as long as I'm willing to live with my limitations and have the pain under control, I should put off the surgery as long as possible.
I can't walk distances or use stairs, but since I also have a bad ankle, foot, and spine, I would not gain much mobility with knee replacement, so it's only a question of how well I can control the pain.
For over 20 years, I took anti-inflammatory meds, until I realized that they do nothing but take the 'edge' off the pain, and they are not good for the body overall.
Now I control with diet and exercise. I eat an anti-inflammatory diet--no grains, no sugar, no egg yolks, and my red meat is limited to grass-fed only. I eat a diet high in omega 3s (fish daily)--mainly fish, meat, egg whites, and green vegetables, mainly spinach, broccoli, cabbage.
I used to swim regularly but a shoulder injury prevents that now. Instead I do strength training. With the knees, it's essential to strengthen the leg muscles because they must do extra work if you can't stress the joint.
I began by having my physician write a prescription for physical therapy. They taught me how to exercise to strengthen the muscles, and now I do it regularly.
I sometimes have pain at night that disturbs my sleep, but I can take an Rx pain med for more restful sleep as needed.
I have mild arthritis and started taking 4500 mg of Glucosamine around a year ago, I now walk with ease, have no problems going down stairs, (I had to go down sideways one by one on occasion) and feel no pain at night any longer. I saw the improvement after around 3 months of Glucosamine.
It doesn't work for everyone but it has changed my life.
I also do JUDDD which is known to fight inflammation. And I started taking Diatomaceous Earth too.
i'd like to suggest MSM (netrition carries the "NOW" brand)
also keep a food log in conjunction with the pain/discomfort level of your knee.
by doing this I discovered that I was sensitive to corn.
the most common food sensitivities are to: cow's milk, wheat, cane sugar, eggs, corn (and corn syrup sweetners), soy products and peanuts.
if you are sensitive to a food then you should notice an increase in pain/discomfort within 8 hours or more. after the food has gotten out of your system ( usually with-in 24 hours unless you are continuously eating it). the pain/discomfort should subside.
I just got "The New Arthritis Cure" by Dr. Bruce Fife. I'm upping my coconut oil plus I went out today and bought a mini-trampoline as he advises how this is the best exercise to do.
I googled "rebounding" as it's called today and there are gobs of info on this.
Wow, kissa! That's a lot of Glucosamine! Dr. Fife also advises taking Glucosamine/Chondroitin.
I just picked up some Osteo Bi-Flex yesterday as I ran out of Move Free brand. The Move Free has more MSM than the Osteo Bi-Flex so I'll have to see if it's better or not. Move Free was very good.
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