Getting older is not a bad thing. 55 years oli and I run ultras and like doing lots of triathlons and race of all lengths, I found I need to get a monthly massage, I go to the chipopractor once a week and cross train and yoga. I take triflex and fish oil and a multi. I think a lot of things might be causing your pains, and that is why you need to start some where, so start with what you feel is the problem and go from there.
good luck and stay positive
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You can get glucosamine supplements from almost any drugstore or online nutrition store. I just have had success with the one I mentioned. My dog had a knee injury and the vet prescribed a glucosamine supplement. My last dog had arthritis and after about a month of taking it, could jump on the bed and in the car again.
This time around I said well why am I not taking it. I started to have plantar fasciitis in my foot and I think it helped it go away better. Went out of town for just over a week and didn't take it, foot pain came back. I'll always take it as long as I'm seriously training now.
Phoebe, if all your joints are hurting, you should go to the doctor. It may be something besides getting older. Getting old should not prevent you from doing things you have always been doing.
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I use a liquid glucosamine/chondroitin formulation by Vitacost with MSM. It doesn't taste good but I notice it if I don't take it, I take 2x the amount if I have an active injury. Glucosamine has helped both my dogs with various joint problems so I was like, why am I not taking it. Also... stretching, massage and not overdoing things.
I need help! If you use a joint supplement, what kind works? I use to do 1/2 marathons not too long ago, but I'm down to barely being able to do 4. I have knee issues (surprise, surprise), hip and foot. I was takeing Triflex, but wasn,t sure how well it worked. I really want to at least do 10k's again. Thanks in advance for any advice
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