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Offline Sarz18

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ache - the best remedy
« on: October 31, 2008, 09:42:08 AM »
Hi there,
For as long as I can remember my knees tend to ache after doing exercise or being on my feet for a whole day. I have a subluxing patella so I had surgery 6 months ago to fix the real pain. However, I still have a bit of an ache. Does anybody know the best way to soothe aching knees without taking panadol?

Cheers,
Sarah

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Re: ache - the best remedy
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 04:40:36 AM »
Wrap an ice pack around your knee with an ace bandage. Works great for me !!
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Re: ache - the best remedy
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 11:25:03 AM »
I personally like heat. Ice makes me ach more and doesn't feel very good this time of year. I even take a heating pad to bed with me every night (large one) and wrap it around my leg. Try it. You'll love it. Ice also tends to make the area stiffer and heat loosens it. I've been to therapy enough to know which is which.  I know it is contrandicting my self but I also like a product called Bio freeze. You can buy sample packs online. I rub that on if the other doesn;'t work. I like it better then ice. I'm the Queen of aches between my back, knee and hip.
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Re: ache - the best remedy
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 06:59:13 PM »
I agree with luckygrandma6.  lol. At least that is what works for me too. I too find that this time of year, ice just causes pain and stiffness, and heat soothes the ache. I'm sure it's different for all people, but thats what works for me. Also, Biofreeze is AMAZING. I LOVE that stuff. If I need to be active and can't wrap it with heat or ice, I just rub on Biofreeze, and that works really well. Another product that is like Biofreeze that I have found to work great is Alias Dr. Feelgood Linament. My grandpap bought some in FL for his shoulder, and you can get it online too. It works really well.

Hope you find some relief!
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Re: ache - the best remedy
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 12:29:09 PM »
Hey Sarah, Have you tried the heat and our suggestions. Interested to hear if it helped.
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Re: ache - the best remedy
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 08:31:18 AM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks soooooo much for your help.

I have tried both heat and ice. I found the ice provided me with temporary relief but I thing it was just because it was numb. On the other hand I found the heat absolutely fantastic. I bought I big heat pack from the arthritis foundation and then put it on for 10 minutes. It was amazing. The lady at the foundation said to put some tubi grip on after the heat to reduce the swelling and retain some of the heat. This idea was absolutely awesome. I haven't tried any products as yet but it is certainly something to look into.

Thanks again. There are some people in this world who make the world a better place just by being in it and all of you certainly match this description.

Cheers,
Sarah