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4/10/12 7:40 P

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This is the best over-the-counter product I have found.

http://www.maxfreezegel.com/

You can get it at Walmart.

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4/10/12 12:15 P

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Hi all, my name is Kendra and I too am suffering from severe knee pain. Both knees are bone on bone and need to be replaced but have been told I am too young. I am extremely frustrated because I can't do the things with my kids that I want to. Even going to the grocery store can be extremely painful.
I am a single mom and my kids are 13 and 7 so I just push through, I do what has to be done.
I have started going to water aerobics at the local Y and love it. I really enjoy swimming with the kids too. It takes all the weight off my knees and the reason I love water aerobics is because I can do as much as I want and modify it so I don't hurt myself.
I'm sorry for all of us but it's also nice to know there are others who can relate to what I'm going through. Sometimes I feel very alone in my frustration and pain.

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CAROLFCJOY Posts: 2
4/9/12 8:46 A

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Good morning Lori! God bless you! You remind me of "me" :0)
I want you to know -- in short-- I felt and did the same thing around 2005-- I have bad knees, due to osteoA, and I WAS way over weight. Im 5'7 and was almost 200 LBS! maybe thats not that much compared to others-- but it was hurting me!
My sons had just left home - and I wanted to do something for me-- I went back to school, Im now a nutritionist. I lost almost 50 LBS during my endevor!
and -- I did it WITHOUT DIETING!
I do not believe in them--- I am currently trying to get a cookbook out (need to find a trusting publisher) --
All you need for "now" is a willing heart and mind-- and a revision of your every day eating. I can do that for you if you email me. :0) -- dont give up hope! You can do this --!!!!!!!!!!
Please email me---------- carroljoy

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4/9/12 7:38 A

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Thank you so much. I will try that and take a look at the other stuff too. Have a wonderful day. :) Lori

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SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (132,014)
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4/8/12 11:23 P

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Have you tried warming up some cider vinegar and rubbing it into your knee or taking it orally? It may sound stinky, but really it isn't and a lot of people who have tried it say it helps.

Here are a couple links you may find helpful:
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Where it comes to the exercise, there is no reason at all why you can't still exercise. Have you thought about chair exercises? Here is another link that you may find helpful:
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I get the bulk of my exercise by putting my groceries and laundry away one at a time. It is a good way to get that 'walk' in that you would otherwise not get, and the beauty of doing it this way, is that I can safely pace myself - sit when I need without having to walk anywhere to do so. It is also even ground so no jolting; no worries about the weather; and the best yet - it doesn't seem like exercise but it also doesn't seem like work :-)

Good luck,
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4/8/12 10:55 P

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I am in agony and would like to see if anyone has a way of relieving the pain from arthritis in my knee. I am on meds and they are just not working. I have tried heat and ice and cold packs. I have been stretching (gently) and walking to keep the muscles moving. I am getting up at least three and maybe four times at night because of pain and I guess now is the time for a doctor visit AGAIN. I need to lose 50 pounds but the lack of exercise is keeping me stalled. I am miserable, grouchy, and am at a point where I need to get advice as to what others have done that has worked for them. I have started a new job and now is not a good time for an operation until I am there for a year and can't afford to take time off. Any thoughts anyone. lol Thank you ahead of time for your ideas. :)

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4/6/12 6:38 A

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LINDALOUISE1, why do you keep putting it off? Is it because of finances, fears, or too busy doing other things?

Kris

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4/5/12 3:25 P

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I also have osteo and knee issues. I had gel shots in both knees in the fall. It relieved alot of the discomfort, but only lasts six months.

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4/4/12 10:47 A

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I have so friends who have horror stories but most, especially those who loose weight and exercise seem to have a good result. Too bad you cannot replace spine.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
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Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse


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4/4/12 7:26 A

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Good morning Lindalouise! -- I also have osteoarthritis and I have had 1 knee replced- and have a 1/2 knee replaced in the other! However-- I am praying I can make it thru the Summer before I HAVE to get the total replement in that knee also!
It has been hurting me worse, and I know whats coming! I am ready whenever I cant stand it any more! The 1/2 knee was the 1st one I had done-- then 2 years later I had to have the other one, but a total. It was wonderful NOT having the pain any more! and I can now do everything I couldnt before -- without pain!
Also, Im a nutritionist-- I was - many years ago almost 200 LBS! I am 5'6.
So-- when the kidos left home, I decided I was hurting way to much, had my knee replced, went into nutrition (for me) and Ive been doing great since!
I encourage you to go for it! Get that knee done! You will be a totally different woman!
Blessings of encouragment! CarolJoy

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4/3/12 11:19 P

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Hi, LINDALOUISE1. I too have osteoarthritis in my knees. I have had both my knees replaced. It is wonderful to be able to get around without a cane and to be able to climb up and down stairs like a regular person rather than having to take one step and stop, take another step, etc.
It was the best thing I ever did for myself.

Darlene

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4/3/12 10:09 P

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I have chronic pain from Osteoarthritis. I need knee replacement in both knees, but keep putting it off.

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