Nightskystar, thanks for the advice. I will have to look into that aspirin. It's an old injury and the day to day pain is easy for me to ignore, I'm just so used to it. Now that I'm starting up exercise I'm already taking more to cover the more intense pain, and that coated aspirin could really help!
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I would suggest that if you take aspirin you get the enteric coated kind (sometimes it will have an EC after the brand.) This will prevent it from dissolving in your stomach which might cause further problems. They work well..if thats all you need for pain you are very lucky!!!
I wish i could get to a pool!!! i love to swim!! my main exercise is walking or a recumbant bike Holly
Thank you both for the warm welcome! ^^ I'm really glad to find a great group like this.
As for your questions... I have had another doctor look at my knee, a few years ago, because the pain got worse. Turns out I had patella femoral pain syndrome. They also took an xray and told me that I'm developing arthritis.
I've been very careful with my knee since then, sticking to low impact aerobics. My favorite way to exercise so far has been deep water aerobics. It's a great workout and so easy on my knee. My problem now is that I don't have access to a pool at the moment. I'm trying to fiddle with my budget so I can join a gym sometime soon.
Pain management has been more of a problem. I took IBUprofen for 4 years almost every day, and it tried to destroy my stomach. So I have to be careful about which painkillers I take and I just shouldn't really take IBUprofen ever again. So, I take the occasional aspirin. : (
I haven't seen anyone lately, since nothings changed. I'm waiting to see how my new exercise plan works before I go talk to my doctor.
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welcome Soshi............ so nice to meet you and your knees....... have you had another opinion re your knee issues since your surgery??? it may be worth doing and creating a new plan for your knees!!??? what do you do for exercise and pain management???have you seen a physio recently if so what are their recommendations???? love your attitude.........wishing you all the best with your new changes.............keep us posted.....blessings and hugs.........lita
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I'm Soshi and I have some old knee trouble. I tore my ACL playing soccer and had to have it reconstructed around 6 years ago. I guess I didn't do everything right after my surgery because it's still swollen with scar tissue to this day. I stopped being an athlete after that and quickly gained weight. I'm not going to let this knee keep me from loosing it!
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