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Cindy89 12-24-2012 02:36 PM

Osteoarthritis
 
Doctor just told me I have early signs of osteoarthritis on one of my knees. I did x-ray after twisting my kneecap in a minor accident and feeling pain for awhile. i'm 51 how can i manage this as i get older?

henry88 12-28-2012 04:09 AM

Re: Osteoarthritis
 
Ostreoarthritis is a type of inflammation problem that arthritis sufferers are most likely to have. It is very commonly found in people who are 55 or older. Accidents, sports injuries, fractures are also common causes of osteoarthritis. Doctors always recommend NSAIDs instead of acetaninophen. These may include aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. Some natural supplements are also there which include glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.

Ekor 12-30-2012 10:31 AM

Re: Osteoarthritis
 
[QUOTE=henry88;5109658]Ostreoarthritis is a type of inflammation problem that arthritis sufferers are most likely to have......[/QUOTE]

No, that would be rheumatoid arthritis which is often accompanied by osteoarthritis; the wearing out or damage of a joint.

Anyways, OptiMSM has worked well to relieve pain because it helps strengthen the joint.

margarita889 01-01-2013 01:36 PM

Re: Osteoarthritis
 
[QUOTE=Cindy89;5108488]Doctor just told me I have early signs of osteoarthritis on one of my knees. I did x-ray after twisting my kneecap in a minor accident and feeling pain for awhile. i'm 51 how can i manage this as i get older?[/QUOTE]

Hi Cindy,

One of the best things you can do for your knees is to keep a normal weight and to exercise and keep yourself strong. You should count yourself among the lucky ones that it took an xray to discover it and not daily increasing pain. It may never amount to much-your injury will heal and you will be fine. In the future, if your knees or other joints become painful, I would suggest you see a rheumatologist to manage your treatment instead of just your GP.

Good healing

Margarita


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