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Offline KneeFairy

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« on: April 27, 2020, 03:24:05 AM »
Hi Guys - I have arthritis in both knees.  I'm looking to find the best supplement out there.  I understIand that there are some that include Hyraulonic Acid also - I have major crunching sound from both knees when going down stairs.  No pain though - I think it's because I lost weight and I eat right. 

I got the book "Arthritis Interrupted"  which was awesome - but can't afford the natural cocktails that this guy mixes up every day. If you have beaucoup money - you might want to buy this book.  Now - I think you can only get it by using above title and the author's last name is Sinatra.  The Solgar supplement named "7" (that's it folks) was awesome for me for pain - when I was overweight. 

Now, I want to grow back my cartilage - which - - we can do.   Does anybody have any thoughts on this?     

      Any replies would be much appreciated.    Peace

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Re: Supplements
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 09:00:34 AM »
Unfortunately, there are no supplements to grow back lost cartilage, and I wouldn’t believe any claims that say they can.
But there is some mixed evidence that at the right doses, some can help joint health in some people. Glucosamine, chondroitin, omega 3 from cod liver oil. Vitamin D is also extremely important (from sunlight if you can or pills the rest of the year or if your skin colour means you don’t absorb). Turmeric can help with inflammation apparently.
And try to cut out processed foods, and especially refined sugars which can be inflammatory.

Not heard of oral hyaluronic acid doing much but HA injections can help lubricate the joint (have helped me in the past).
There’s some sketchy evidence that PRP or stem cells may improve knee health but nothing to suggest that it can grow back lost cartilage (how severe is your arthritis in terms of grade, how extensive, which compartments?)

If your knees are crunchy but there’s no pain, I wouldn’t get too hung up on it. Have a read up about the causes of crepitus
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Re: Supplements
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 01:04:03 AM »
Hello Vickster.  Thank you for your lengthy reply.  It is much appreciated.  I don't know my stage number , but I will take your advice and look up crepitus.  Peace to you.  Kneefairy.

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Re: Supplements
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 12:00:53 AM »
I agree with Vickster.

Crunchy, but no pain is fine.  And no supplement I ever tried did anything positive.
L Medial menisectomy 2012
PFPS both knees 2012-2017
Pre-CRPS diagnosed 2014 (I think this was crap)
2017 - 90+% cured via Dr Dye's research
2018 - MTB crash, busted collarbone & ribs - easy compared to knees!
2020 - ride 3x/week, swim 2x/week, gym 2x/week, aiming to get back to short triathlons

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Re: Supplements
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 02:45:09 AM »
Years back I was told shark cartilage can help. I tried and saw no change in my knee. It tended to make me a little sick to my stomach and seemed to increase bruising. It’s something you can get at a naturalistic store. Maybe it would help you.