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Old 01-15-2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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Hi All
I've had knee pain for the past couple of months and really at its worst when I sit down and try to get back up or walk up and down the stairs. I'm 31 years old and I'm not nor have I ever been an athlete or a jogger. Could this be arthritis? I also hear my knees "popping" when I do these things.

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Old 01-15-2004, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: knee pain at 31!

Originally Posted by misholmes
Hi All
I've had knee pain for the past couple of months and really at its worst when I sit down and try to get back up or walk up and down the stairs. I'm 31 years old and I'm not nor have I ever been an athlete or a jogger. Could this be arthritis? I also hear my knees "popping" when I do these things.
That is the exact symptoms I had more than 2 years ago, when I started limping because the pain was getting fairly bad in my left knee. Before I limped any, I had your symptons for many months. I had xrays done of my left knee and the diagnosis is osteoarthritis. If you look down further you will see a post titled Turmeric is a Very Good Anti-inflammatory. That may help you. It does not hurt to try. It is far more healthy than the traditional prescription NSAIDS too. Of course you should get a diagnosis from doctors, because it could be something else entirely.

Old 01-15-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
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Re: knee pain at 31!

only 31...
arthritus is funny....
well not FUNNY funny, but strange, where MOST people who get it are up there in the age department.. I am 20 and have had full blown arthritus since I was ONLY 14!!!
through medications (anti-imflamitories mostly) and moving to a nice DRY province it very rarely actually gets in the way of my day to day life, i am used to the OLD feeling knees and have handy braces that help me on the bad days!
there is a good side to arthritus.. it isnt fatal!
thats what my doctor always told me when i was a kid when ever I would feel sorry for mysefl!
just gotta keep usin the old knees and keepin them strong and most of all keep your spirits strong!
Good luck!
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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Re: knee pain at 31!

I always have to ask this when I hear your symptoms: Are you taking any statin drugs for cholesterol? I had your problem - as have many on the various cholesterol boards - and joint pain (sometimes severe) is a possible side-effect. Just something for you to consider.

Old 01-23-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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Re: knee pain at 31!

Hey there,

Don't feel too bad -- I have arthritis and Im 30. I heard the same thing about Turmeric but havent had a chance to try it yet myself. I have the same symptoms as you do, including the popping joints. Would say it's arthritis, yep. Please get the knees X-rayed to see how bad it is. There are meds for it, to help the symptoms, but I prefer herbal stuff if I can.

Take care!

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Old 01-28-2004, 12:30 AM   #6
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Re: knee pain at 31!

Don't feel too bad there. I am 24 and have had a bad knee for about 4 years now. When I went to the doctor he said it was probably caused by some sort of knee trauma earlier on but I cannot think of anything that I did that could be called trauma. He told me that my cartlidge is wearing away and I may have to have knee replacement surgery eventually. Something to look forward to isn't it?!

It aches most when I've had it bent for some time, been walking or standing a lot or it is cold or raining. I take an anti-inflammatory for my pain which helps a lot.

I have been told also (by a personal trainer I once went to) that if you strengthen your thight muscles it can help with the pain and slow down the progress of the arthritis a little because it means that you are using your thigh muscles more than your knee ligaments, therefor putting less pressure on your knee.

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