I have a knee that will need to be replaced, arthitis, it is that bad at 45. However on the other hand, I have had success with a knee injection, also I have strengthens my knee muscles and my bad knee is not nearly as bad. In fact I am having some pains in my good knee that are maybe worse than my other knee. I see the cycle, but you need to lose the weight,strenthen your knees and get an injection for the flare ups. I bet you as I have found their is more life in your knee than you think as I did. My doctor is surprized and if I wanted to whine he would believe me, point is the is a healthy way and an unhealthy way/attitude. You may be able to turn this around. Your doctor should be able give you the plan you can actually do to accomplish this all for you, I would hope All three things. Aleeve and only Aleeve works well for me most of the time.
It is called Fulkerson Knee Surgery. Doesn't always work
OUCH...sounds painful...running is not good for most of the population over 30...I can not run due to my neck...losing weight helps the knees and hips tremendously but it is hard when u can not find an activity that suits u...does walking aggravte it?...there are also alot of weight lifting/light weights that people can do and leave the knees out....that sounds painful,,,is there no surgery to correct it?
both knees have been dislocated more than 10 times. I have what are called Mal-tracking knees. I was born deformed. The knee cap is suppose to have a groove to ride in and I was born without the groove. This allows my knee to sublux. Having no cartilage doesn't help either
U r 35!....that is not old...LOL...guess it all depends on how old we are on what we consider old...ice ur knee 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off..wrap it with an ace wrap to get some compression to get the swelling out...elevate it tonight on a pillow while u sleep...the naproxen will help...if it doesnt get better...get it checked...do u have a history of knee problems?
they did that to my father too, with his knee last year. before surgery he could barely walk and the pain was incredible. after surgery they give him oxy's for awhile. he took half the bottle, tossed the rest and his knee is so much better. it's funny how non addicts can toss pills without even thinking about it
I am going to have to do something, They were talking knee replacements last time I seen the doctor. I have an appoitment again on the 6th, I am going to tell him I don;t want to go through life like this. I don't want narcotics and I don't want the pain either. We will see.
i had a friend that had bad arthritis in her shoulder. she went into the hospital and they scraped most of it off? can they do that for the knees too? she was 100% better.
Hang in there! Maybe a few days off your feet if possible...addiction can be so tough for people with legitimate pain, but you know you dont want to go back down that road. Stick with the naproxen and let us know how you are doing...you can get through this!
Please dont let your knee get any worse than it already is. You may have to see a doc. Hopefully the naproxen will help. Am glad you are still hanging tough. Let us know how you are doing. stay strong sara