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Offline amy1

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« on: December 11, 2009, 01:59:37 AM »
I have grade 3 -4 grade arthritic changes in my knees.  The past few days, my knees have been killing me.  Can the change in weather (onset of cold) cause a flare up in arthritis symptoms?
6/2004 partial lateral meniscus removal and microfracture left knee
7/13/05  open lateral release, medial plication, spur removal right knee
12/06  re do proximal realignment right knee (scar tissue formed ) 5 days post op - fell and fractured elbow
08/2009 - feeling good so far work 50 hrs a week

Offline mmrocker13

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Re: arthritis
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 03:04:38 PM »
Sure. Mine is esp. bad when it gets cold, as well as when it rains.
89: Pat. dislocation, lat. meniscus tear, femoral OCD lesion
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Offline TwoBadKneesUSA

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Re: arthritis
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 03:06:53 PM »
Oh yes!  My knees are like barometers.  I can be far more accurate than the weather person.  It's mostly the right now that I have had the PFJR on the left.  I am in the blizzard thing in the Midwest US and my right knee REALLY hates this artic cold and snow.  It ain't too happy with rain either.
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'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
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Offline JustMeInNC

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Re: arthritis
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 07:16:42 PM »
My kids used to watch the weather and ask me if the weather man was right and we where going to get rain LOL!!!! They would say well mom do your knees hurt worse you think it is going to rain.
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1997 - Right Knee - Orthoscopic clean up again
2000 - LR on left knee
2001 - LR on right knee
2008 -LR on right knee (again)
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Re: arthritis
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 10:18:56 PM »
My knees are worse when it rains than in the cold, but they definitely sense changes in pressure! If it is cold I have a home remedy that seems to help - I've got a big fleecy sock that I opened at the toe end and I wear it pulled up around my knee under my jeans. For some reason it really helps, especially as my OA changes are under the medial patella so it keeps it kind of warm and snuggly. Not the sexiest thing to reveal under your trousers but who cares if it helps!! I don't tend to wear a support unless I'm exercising so the sock does the trick. I'm just weird..... ;D :P
Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....