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NBETTYB SparkPoints: (13,577)
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8/16/11 5:14 P

I've only been taking it for a week so far, so I will persist with it. I had 2 ligaments replaced in my left knee 2 years ago, and now i'm trying to do a bit more exercise, it is playing up a little. I don't like taking pain killers, so hopefully this will work,
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8/16/11 9:51 A

I have sore and achy knees from bike riding as well as one knee that's a bit out of joint due to a ski accident. I've been taking fish oil religiously for years and haven't noticed a difference, but I keep taking it for nutritional reasons.

Glucosamine and chondroitin has a better reputation for relieving joint soreness, but it only works for some people (and as a previous poster said it can take a while to kick in). My husband and dentist swear by it, I've not had any luck and I took it for well over a year.

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8/16/11 9:28 A

yes, glucosamine takes about a month to kick in.

NBETTYB SparkPoints: (13,577)
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8/16/11 7:55 A

Not sure if this post is still running, but has anyone taken glucoseamine for joint pain?

HEALTHYJ29 SparkPoints: (3,246)
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10/31/10 7:58 A

I take fish oil and flaxseed to help with inflammation and healing. Also vitamin C which aids in this as well. It is not a replacement for healthy foods but in addition. So I still try to consume healthy fats in terms of nuts,olive oil,fatty fish and of course produce with vitamin c. Any benefit you feel will take time of course as well. I agree though to make sure with your doctor about supplements especially if you have any health conditions or take any rx meds.

MRSJERRYBUSH Posts: 7,213
10/30/10 4:32 P

Where do you find dash-o-flax?

TIMLINLUVER Posts: 609
10/30/10 8:43 A

I love the dash-o-flax. It is a great source of the Omega 3's and it tastes good sprinkled on just about anything.

CHANGER Posts: 554
9/22/10 11:40 A

Omega 3 which is found in fatty fish and other sources such as flax or olive oil has been shown to reduce inflammation. Lowering the inflammation in your body can help reduce pain level. I always go over my supplements with my doctors so I suggest that too.

SKYWATCHERRS Posts: 6,315
9/22/10 11:30 A

HEYBUTT - check with your doctor first on any supplements because some of them have not been evaluated by the FDA so there are no guidelines for them. Also, too much or too little can have a negative impact on your health, and some supplements interact badly with particular medications.

That being said, if your doc clears you for a supplement for your joints, the ones I personally have gotten benefit from glucosamine/chondroitin for my joints. Cinnamon is also supposed to be good for your joints, particularly if you have arthritis.

Edited by: SKYWATCHERRS at: 9/22/2010 (11:31)
WRMJR66 SparkPoints: (30,332)
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9/22/10 10:21 A

I can't tell you for sure if it will help, but I am sure that it won't hurt. Fish oil is also very good for the heart. Since you don't eat much fish, it probably would be a good supplement for you anyway.

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9/22/10 8:41 A

Fish is said to reduce stiffness and joint tenderness associated with Rheumatoid arthritis. Well I don't have arthritis yet but I have stiffness in my knees -- and I regularly walk 40 minutes 3-5 times a week. And can say that taking my fish oil every day has not reduced that stiffness. Maybe it works for some but hasn't given me that benefit yet. Good luck, maybe it'll work for you.

HEYBUTT Posts: 769
9/22/10 8:18 A

Let me preface by saying I don't care for most fish, so adding it to my diet (as a meal) just isn't going to happen (at least not at this stage).

Lately I've noticed my knees are more stiff and sore in general then they've ever been (by siff and sore I mean they comlain loudly when I first start moving around but limber up quickly--they also complain a lot more when I workout). I do work out 6 days a week but try to make one or two days "active recovery" days (so low impact, more cardio then weights).

Would adding a fish oil supplement (which I've read are good for joint health) help out my cranky knees? It seems like, as far as supplements go, a good quality (meaning non-synthetic) fish oil supplement is pretty safe.

Advice?

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