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1/6/08 10:48 A

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Do this self check:
Look in a mirror - is one shoulder higher than the other? how about your hips? Look at old pictures - is your head always tilted to the same side?
Stand on two scales (one foot on each) - is the weight equal or more than 5lbs difference?

If you notice some of these things as unbalanced - your posture is off. Especially if you try the scale thing - are you carrying more weight on the side of the problem knee? Of course! Because the extra weight on one side causes more wear and tear of the joints on that side.

I know many people have this problem, so that is why I want you to try the self test and do it on others and just see how it works out. The only way to fix this is to fix your posture - please see a chiropractor, they are the only ones that can help you with this. And if you find the right one, often times they can help with wellness coaching too - find someone that does chiropractic with nutrition coaching - that would probably be your best bet. I know the common reply is cost. But you never know what your insurance will cover - besides, you only have one body - we have to take care of it! Most chiros always do a free consultation (most will do a free benefits check too). It doesn't hurt anything to talk to one and see what they have to say.

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DMILTON666's Photo DMILTON666 Posts: 153
9/4/07 1:13 P

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Thanks, I'll try that. I just didn't know how effective those wraps were. But if it worked for you, I will definately give it a go... :)

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9/4/07 1:03 P

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I have had a similar issue, I bought a knee wrap, and on the days it bothers me I put it on. I bought mine at my local drugstore. it supports the knee and makes it feel more stable.
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DMILTON666's Photo DMILTON666 Posts: 153
9/4/07 12:48 P

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Hey all,
I'm hoping to get some advice. My knee has been hurting a little for the last couple days, but this morning, when I woke up, it is giving me a great deal of difficulty. When I walk, it keeps twinging and feeling like it is going to buckle. I honestly do not know what I did to it, how I hurt it, but I can't afford for the knee to keep me from exercising. So, does anyone have any advice for what I can do to minimize this problem?

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