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Offline gillyglo

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Knees clicking and grinding
« on: January 15, 2011, 04:55:24 PM »
I've just discovered this site as been worrying about my ageing knees!   I'm 51 and they have been grinding when going up and downstairs for ages now.   This has turned into clicking when I bend my knees as well as the grinding noises.    My left knee is worse than the right and somehow feels a bit swollen (although not obvious to look at).    Most of the time it's not really painful, more uncomfortable and if I bend down I find it difficult to get up again.   (I think this is what bothers me the most).   

I'm just wondering if I should go to the Dr to get checked, or is it too early.   Should I start taking supplements to help and do the right sort of exercise.
Help - I know this is nothing compared to what a lot of people are suffering, so I need to find out what is the best course of action.   Get seen or leave it to take its course for now.