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Old 10-12-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Inflammed knee joints

My wife's knees have been bothering her for the last month or so. Today the Dr said she had inflammed knee joints and that she needed to take it easy for a month or so. She used to run frequently but within the last few months my wife has not really done much so Im not sure why she would develop this all of a sudden. What would be some typical causes of this condition? Other than the prescribed anti inflammatories, what else should my wife be doing to get over this?
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Inflammed knee joints

First search on the archives under knees, I've posted a lot on knees! Having two troublesome ones myself. Is it a case of too much too fast? Is it stuffed shoes. Personally I'd be wary of drugs as they mask symptoms. I take glucosamine and fish oil. Watch out for the patellar tracking issue and do the exercises. Watch out for pelvic instability and leg length discrepancy and also treat those if necessary. Hopefully its just the too much too fast and will settle down. There's the 10% rule - never increase mileage or intensity more than 10% per week to avoid injury. Good luck.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Re: Inflammed knee joints

Nick,
Hope your wife's knees are recovering. There are a lot of things that can cause inflammation of the knees. I assume from your post that it's bilateral, which suggests overuse. In that case think about the pool for workouts--swimming and running in the water for a while. If this helps, when she returns to dry land work she can incorporate the pool on a regular basis (once or twice a week) as a variation that relieves the stresses of jumping/lifting/running. And do not forget the ice!
Good luck!

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Old 10-15-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Re: Inflammed knee joints

Knee tracking/weight on heels solved most of my knee pain.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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Re: Inflammed knee joints

Still trying to pinpoint where she went wrong. She used to get shin splints when running so off she went to the running store where they did one of those computer map tests and then recommended a shoe / insole combo. After that her shin splints went away. This was a year ago. Then she got into adult league soccer that had her running to and fro. She has been off season for the summer. After her soccer season ended she has not done much in the way of excersizing or any other physical activities. She is a librarian (Hot Van Halen Librarian, not Ghostbusters goober librarian / evil spirit librarian) and possibly the way she has been sitting and getting up and down to chase stuff down has not been good for her knees.

Who knows. In addition to her taking it easy Im going to also recommend that she starts taking glucosamine. We'll see what happens in a few weeks on that.

Thank you for the suggestions.

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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Dunno how old your wife is (I'm 49) but any type of training like soccer which is stop start, turns and drops absolutely kills my knees. I think the glucosamine is a good start.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:28 AM   #7
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Re: Inflammed knee joints

Aileen

How much Glucosamine do you take per day? I am having trouble with my knees (I suspect tendonitis) and I have been taking 3 tables (one serving) a day of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM (totals 1.5 g, 1.2g and 500 mg respectively). I also take two grams of high potency cod liver oil. I have been using the Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM combo for the past three years and the cod liver oil for about a month. The combo use to work but recently the pain has worsened.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:34 AM   #8
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http://www.painclinic.org/jointpain-glucosamine.htm

The above link (w/f safe) goes through the correct dosages for each of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:36 AM   #9
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Forgot to say if the problem is tendonitis then I wouldn't expect these to work. They are for cartilage issues. You may have to rest!
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:42 AM   #10
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