It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Knee & Hip Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
erikalb HB User
Chronic knee pain

I'm hoping to get some feedback since I don't have health insurance. I'm 28, a horse trainer and I've been riding since about the age of 6. I've had knee pains since I was a teenager. It's definitely gotten worse and it's daily. Normal days just achy and stiff. Some days I might have severe pain in one knee more then the other and in a specific area. I've also had throbbing pains and stinging type of pains as well. Some nights I'll wake up and have to bend my knees because they ache so bad. I ride horses 5-7 days a week and I also jog. Work through the pain and then take ibuprofen and sometimes ice and/or heat. I've tried just about every joint supplement possible with no positive/noticeable results.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 28
DaveO48 HB UserDaveO48 HB User
Re: Chronic knee pain

Quote:
Originally Posted by erikalb View Post
I'm hoping to get some feedback since I don't have health insurance. I'm 28, a horse trainer and I've been riding since about the age of 6. I've had knee pains since I was a teenager. It's definitely gotten worse and it's daily. Normal days just achy and stiff. Some days I might have severe pain in one knee more then the other and in a specific area. I've also had throbbing pains and stinging type of pains as well. Some nights I'll wake up and have to bend my knees because they ache so bad. I ride horses 5-7 days a week and I also jog. Work through the pain and then take ibuprofen and sometimes ice and/or heat. I've tried just about every joint supplement possible with no positive/noticeable results.
Hi,
The unfortunate news for anyone without insurance is, it's going to cost some money to find out just what you are dealing with. A visit to a primary care provider will steer you in the right direction to get some answers. Self medicating, and I know all about that, isn't likely to provide you with a solution and may cause more harm than good.
Do yourself a favor, bite the bullet and get a professional opinion.
I had my first knee problem at age 17. I didn't find out what the problem was until I was in my 50's. By then the arthritic complications rendered repairs useless. Isn't hindsight wonderful?

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Reply Reply

Tags
knee pain



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



SweetPeainSF (48), janewhite1 (47), Silver Swan (31), jennybyc (26), SpineAZ (24), Grumpyathome (21), james079 (20), ldy12 (19), glennxyz (17), tiredbeinsick (17)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1005), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (850), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:30 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!