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Posted by beatle on November 11, 1999 at 17:38:28:

In Reply to: osteo arhritus in r knee posted by ricky reina on November 11, 1999 at 12:54:53:

: what im looking for is advice and guidence please.
: i am a 28 year old ex-football player and have had 8 artheroscopies in the last 8years . a complete minisceptomy occured 3 years ago and i carried on playing through out until recently .ive now had to retire from the game as i am in pain when i strike the ball and now every day the acheing becomes slowly worse is this normal? can i do anything to help? can i control the swelling ? is there a cartlidge saving op? if any body could please help my cause or you need more info please e mail me and maybe i can understand this a little better (the mind says yes the body says no)thanks ricky

Anything I say should not be a substitute for advice from your doctor. There is plenty of information on arthritis here and on the Web. We may be able to steer you to the information but you first need a diagnosis from a physician. Only then could we help you with information that is knowledgable on your knee. Let us know if you get a doctors diagnosis of whats happening. There are many medications to treat arthritis (if that is what you have) and your doctor can help you with this too.


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