Osteoarthritis of the knee

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Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Knee and Hip OA>

I have managed my knee arthritis with FLEXISEX - this is a fantastic gel, and for the non believers it certainly is worth a try. You MUST be patient and use exactly as mentioned.  From really struggling to walk ( right knee worse than left ) I have absolutely no pain at all now.  I have tried it on my hip which sadly now is also affected, but sad to say does not work as well as the knee.

I would be interested to know of anyone using FLEXISEX successfully on heir hip.  For those of you who have not tried this for your knee/s  please try as it has totally changed my life.

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Hi

Yes I tried it but possibly not properly nor for long enough

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Hi I too am too young for knee replacement I was 45 when I had an arthroscopy had terrible pain I am now still in severe pain - both knees and ankles am dieting to reduce weight but also have thyroid problem. Reduction in weight makes no difference to pain so far.
 My husband keeps on about the supervet and what he does for joints they seem able to do brilliant things for animals but not so much for human arthiritis. My husband keeps saying oh well its because you are with the nhs not much comfort there!

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Hi All

I am in the beginning stage of osteoarthritis and started to drink Osteo Care and my knee, well no more pain.....

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Hi Lochlassie I was interested in your posting especially being selected for new drug trials, can I ask you how you managed to put your name forward.  I too am interested in new drug trials especially as all my consultants have said that I've reached the end of the line in terms of treatments .  I live on a whole realm of various drugs including controlled opioids & still not effective as I have chronic nerve pain & arthritis in most of my joints.  My knee specialist has told me that although both knees need replacing now he will not do the operation because of the chronic nerve damage & pain that I've experience for 15 years now. My pain consultant has told me that no-one would operate on me now unless is was life threatening as there's such a high risk that new nerve pain sights developing which would be more painful than the conditions that I have.  It get's a bit desperate at times but we have to hold onto new developments happening in medicine, treatments etc.  Also interested in the suggestion using turmeric & almond milk.  I wish I could use the bath recipe but I'm unable to get into the bath.  .another suggestion for those who can get into a bath which is a few drops of tea tree oil added to the bath.  This was used in trials in a hospital in England, sorry forget the name & was found helpful for anyone in chronic pain, so worth a try. Good luck everyone & don't give up, I know it's hard but we have to keep going not only for our family & friends but also for ourselves.  God bless x

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Yes I have been told tea tree oil is good but I don't have a bath only a walk in wet room but was told even if only soak feet it would help .I haven't tried it yet as forgot to buy any when went shopping 

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Hi

I've now had both knee's done...right one a partial 2 years ago and left one a full Attune replacement done 10 weeks ago....I'll be honest if I'd had the full one done first I might have baulked at having the other done....but I'm now well on the way to mending and its fabulous....the joint is totally pain free the muscles are taking some time to repair  but I'm getting there and I can now say it was well worth it....so go for it you won't regret it and make sure you get about and DO your exercises religiously x

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Hi I am 62 and hav had both knees replaced in the last 18 months.  I still get pain from the nerves in both knees particularly the newest one, this is worse than the pain before surgery. I also have arthritis in the upper and lower spine which is causing problems when walking. Also hands have started to cause problems as well. 

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Well I've got an appointment with the consultant on Thursday.  I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knees {got it everywhere else LOL, also got 2 replacement hips} He saw me after he gave me the diagnosis and said he wanted me back for an aspiration and he would send some of the fluid of to the Lab to see what they said.

The appointment on Thursday is to give me the results of this. They are both very sore, I can no longer drive and can't walk very far even with my crutches. Since that.....I mentioned that I had pain in my back which was diagnosed as Nerve pain, {by a GP} it seems to be getting worse. So When I see him on Thursday I'll tell him about that

as well and see what he says. I hope he has some suggestions because I'm in agony at the minute and very "down" which isn't like me at all.

Wish me luck for Thursday please.

Love

Eileen

Osteoarthritis of the knee


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Brilliant news...

I'm on oxycontin pain treatment for the costochondritis chronic pain, which doesn't seem to work on the worsening OA in many joints, but decided to try other available recommendations: the glucosamine /chondroitin/omega 3 mixture, cod liver oil, manganese,  multivits with iron. After about 2 years, no relief.  Then discovered one of the ingredients called MSM. This was in a painkilling gel that helped tremendously, but I can't find the same over here in the U.K.   So ordered the MSM tablets (through amazon) about 3 weeks ago.

My GP had prescribed gabapentin which takes some patience due to side effects, and have been on this about 5 weeks. (Horrid side effects have mostly gone)

Result!  Even if I carry something heavy or do gardening or carry heavy watering cans (only do so if no-one to help) and expect resulting pain, I've been mostly pain-free for about a week now.  Wake up every morning able to easily walk the stairs!

Is it the MSM or the gabapentin, or both?  Or the combination of that and all else? I think it's the addition of MSM and gabapentin. 

My pharmacist has offered a discussion time which will happen soon, to check it all out. Will keep you posted.

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