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he estado muy sedentario, observo que cuando camino 20 minutos al día, no utilizo el carro para ir al trabajo, Trato de no utilizar ascensor, prefiero subir escaleras y esto me mejora.

goldman
Hi

My bad knee was bad for a long time sometimes it was really bad and any exercise made it worse. I took magnesium citrate and it began to get better straight away and in a week or so it was perfect.
I was going to get an extra banister, but I feel cured now, so don’t need one.
Magnesium is a wonder drug.

My left knee buckled at home. Went to Chiropractor , who treated me for 3 months 3 times a week. Felt much better after few sessions.

Re: Pain descending stairs — knees feel sore.

Re: Pain descending stairs — descending stairs or walking downhill is sometimes painful, more so than going uphill or up stairs.

Re: Advil — was in the docs office and had proteinurea (urine showed high protein levels - otherwise suggestive of kidney problems). Doc said to stop taking advil and it went away.

Re: Synvisc injections — Synvisc injections[January,09]caused burning,tingling sensations immediately after first injection.Have been on Neurontin,300mg.3x a day for the last nine months to no avail.After a EMG test in September,09 showing I have neuropathy,probably caused by the Synvisc injections.I am now undergoing accupunture treatments.The accupunturist says recovery will take a long time,if at all.

Re: Grinding feeling — hi im 24 years old and have had grinding sensations in both my knees for around a fair few months now but the pain is getting worse. the pain is a dull aching feeling which will come and go. i struggle to bend or kneal most times also. i play football and i am quite worried that this will affect me playing. please could someone leave me feedback as i am concerned.

Thanks, Adam

Re: Icing — Works. Start it right away after the aggravation, or proactively even before you feel a problem.

Re: Ibuprofen — Generic ibuprofen helps me a lot. I take a dose (2 x 200) ten minutes before I climb onto the exercise bike in the morning and it prevents the carry-over of knee soreness from one morning to another. I drink coffee while riding. If I go for a hard ride outside, I start the dose a half hour before I start riding and maintain it for 24 hours (even taking a dose in the middle of the night), always with food, milk, or a whole lot of water. Stops knee pain dead. Side effects: my weight increases. Fluid retention? It goes away the day after.

Re: Using proper mechanical motion — What I mean is: using the joint within the proper range of its intended function, and experimenting with SMALL adjustments to alleviate discomfort. True Story: I watched Kindergarten Cop, a movie with Arnold Swartzneggar, and saw him demonstrate a deep knee bend--with his feet a foot or so apart, and bending his knees inward as he lowered his weight. It looked odd, so I tried it--and found out that it prevented a bothersome pain in my left knee. Who woulda thought?

Re: Daily strength-training exercise — Daily exercise has been my salvation--the surprising thing is how slowly I have been forced to progress. It took a long time, but the benefits have been huge.

Re: Shoe inserts — Hard plastic inserts with a high arch have made my moderately pronated ankles work very well without knee pain (frontal, inside). Just take them out and it's back to pain. Side effects: need to buy larger shoes.

Re: Pain when the affected leg is bearing weight — Deep tissue massage will fix it if it's not anything torn.

Re: Pain when straightening leg after sitting — It is called theater knee. You most likely have a very tight popliteus (muscle very high on the calf, right behind the knee) that needs to be massaged very deeply. It will hurt to massage it but it will fix the pain.