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3/6/13 3:28 P

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I was injured years ago while working in a hospital. I have a bad knee, ankle and foot. I was told I would be in a wheel chair within 2 years. Its been 8 years and I haven't given up yet. My leg started to bother me so that's when I decided it was time to loose weight. One year later and 40+pounds, my leg feels better but still have room to loose alot more. I will never be able to kneel again but the pain from the weight will ease up soon hopefully with each pound lost.

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3/6/13 2:32 P

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a little creaky, one with an old injury, good reason to take off weight!

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3/6/13 1:32 P

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Just had my yearly with the orthopedic surgeon yesterday... I'm a candidate to have both knees replaced.... that's why I joined Sparkpeople almost 3 years ago emoticon The 70 pounds I've lost has given me a new lease on life (well that and Celebrex) so I'm putting it off and continuing my healthy journey emoticon emoticon

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3/6/13 10:56 A
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My knees are one of the reasons I decided to eliminate pounds. They feel much better now that they don't have to contend with those 30 pounds.

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3/6/13 10:34 A

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The knee that I have is good so far! The prosthetic one leaves much to be desired.

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3/6/13 10:23 A

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I had a badly torn left knee in 1993....major surgery.....I work on strengthening my legs with every strength workout...

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3/6/13 9:57 A

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I have a birth defectr in my knees tah causes them to dislocate, I have been lucky as it has been 25 years since my knee disclocated. I mainly have problems with my right knee. I have arthritis in both knees.

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3/6/13 9:27 A

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My knees hurt. Bearing too much weight plus not enough exercise

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3/6/13 8:45 A

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They are as old as I am.


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3/6/13 7:23 A

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I am so lucky they are both pretty good. I inherited my father's physique and he still had good knees till he died at 87.

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3/6/13 7:17 A

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My knees are painful. Little to no cartilage and they say too young to consider knee replacement at this time. Hmm I am losing weight slowly & trying to increase exercise as both are said to be helpful in easing the pain. If I get down I cannot get up easily as putting weight on my knees is just about unbearable.

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3/6/13 7:13 A

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Double knee replacement 3 years ago, after suffering for many years with degenerative osteoarthritis. I love my new knees. it wasnt easy, but i am now strong enough to lead a very energetic group of ladies in an hour aerobics class.

NO knee pain. Rarely do I have any pain that is mostly because of a pulled hamstring that is still complaining.

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3/6/13 6:26 A

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That's a bummer LYNNWILK2.

I had pain in my right knee and my doctor said that losing weight would help ease the pain.
She was right! emoticon The pain is totally gone. emoticon

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3/6/13 3:49 A

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My knees ... now I have something to talk about. They are both bad. My family has a hereditary degenerative joint disease. The cartledge just disappears from between the bones and so, with the knees, the knee cap actually begins to run up and rub up over the femur bone. Osteoarthritis is therefore soon to follow. We have been aware of this all of our lives and were forbidden, yes forbidden to do activities that called for a great deal of stress on the knees, like skiing or long jumps in track. I was a swimmer and was able to save my knees longer than my siblings as they were all runners.
We have all had surgeries on our knees, but only my father has had them replaced... though we are all working hard to prevent the need for this, we have all been told it will be necessary at some point in our lives, if we live long enough.
I have a wonderful physical therapist who has taught me how to focus exercises on strengthening my tendons and ligaments and muscles to hold my knee caps in place and build up enough strength in the muscles to aid in what I do with need to do with my knees.
The other thing is keeping my core strong, so I am actually using my core to lift my legs up stairs instead of pushing off and depending on my knees so much to take the brunt of the weight as I move. It's helped a great deal. But the battle is ongoing and it looks like my younger sister will be buying the next pair of knee replacements, even with all the yoga she does. I am staving it off for as long as possible.

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3/6/13 1:58 A

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They don't give me a great deal of trouble however they have been banged around over the years....

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3/6/13 1:44 A

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I have Osteoarthritis, and I have had both my knees replaced. My kids call me the bionic woman.

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3/6/13 1:25 A

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So far I've been lucky and they've given me no trouble.

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3/6/13 1:04 A

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I have a little trouble with my knees because I have weak ankles & have fallen on them a lot.

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I have had bad knees for over fifteen years. Osteoarthritis set into my knees because of age, obesity, use, etc. I have taken Glucosamine and Chondroitin for many years for this pain with much relief from using these over the counter remedies. Then one year ago I broke my left knee and had five surgeries on my leg. Today that knee does not have arthritis but feels tight, stiff, etc because of all the trauma and the metal and plastic knee inside. My right knee though still has the osteoarthritis but I am not taking the over the country remedy. I may start back on it for that knee.

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