My right knee is bone against bone and my left knee is almost there. I have had 2 round of supartz injections and work out in the pool. Between doing these two things I have been able to live with it for 5 years now. During the cold weather it can be painful but the exercise and I take Meloxicam daily. It has taken me 20 months to lose 114 pounds which helped a whole lot too.
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Fitness Minutes: (3,646) Posts: 718 11/19/12 12:05 P
Merrill.............. congratulations on your awesome progress to date!!! Holly has given you some great advice already..... would like to ask if you already use the pool for exercise???? if not get to one of you can as that is the best place for your knees especially in the deep water.......most pools have great classes you can join....your knees will thank you..... great to hear you will be seeing your dr as that is the best place to start..... keep us posted as to how things work out.........blessings and hugs.............lita
Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 11/18/2012 (20:37)
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congrats on the awesome loss!! WOW!!! thats fantastic!! Mine was custom made...they put a cast on my leg, cut it off, and made the brace from the cast. they CAN do that...i have huge legs, whether i'm fat or thin. always have.
That's a good idea! The last time I saw the doc about my knee, it was a surgeon who determined he couldn't do anything but that my knee was too fat (I think he used a more tactful term) for the brace he had in mind. that was 45 pounds ago so maybe in a while something will fit.
Pounds lost: 51.5
Fitness Minutes: (243,785) Posts: 38,865 11/18/12 7:22 P
I have a custom brace..it separates the bones on the inside of my knee where i have no meniscus so the bones dont break more than they have. i am sure there is something that would work..could you ask your doc for help?
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