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    painful knees

    last time out for a looong walk i had to limp the last 6 km back to the truck. this time on a way shorter hunt right knee sore, same place, right side of right knee,,, last time dr said nothings wrong,,,,,

    im fit and healthy, building for the last 17 yrs,,, anyone have any magic remedies or things to try? cos the dr was no bloody help,,,, itll come right he said,,,
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    Did you get a xray?
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    Nag your doc until he listens, could be a bit of pesky cartilage. Both my knees had cartilage removed, didn't show up in xrays, only found it both times when they stuck the camera in there.

    If you don't nag him and that cartilage comes free and severs something useful as in what happened to my MCL, then your up shit creek. Get onto it now
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    Both my knees are stuffed RH in a motorbike crash 30 odd years ago.
    Has been operated on 3 times beyond help but Im too young for knee replacement.
    The LH is now knackered because I taught myself to do everything on it to save the other things like jumping on and off tractors etc.
    But anyway the other day the pain was getting pretty bad and my doc gave me some Naprosyn.
    Worked a treat and now have used all knees aching again.
    Will have to talk to him about prolonged use or surf the net to see what it does both good and bad.
    But it did work.

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    I have problems with both my knees. Told doc last time i went and he just prescribed anti inflammatorys.
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    thanks guys
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    nah no xray, but is good idea, ill go see dr again, and ball pain his right knee , see if he can find anythin wrong with that
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    Had a problem with my right knee last xmas ,went to see my GP & told I have arthritus.
    OK give me some meds ,they're bloody useless & gave no pain relief .I desperation got
    a bottle of Jointex Triple action(glucosamine) from the super market .An hour later the pain
    just slowly went away. I now take them every day ,still get some pain but able to work ,fish
    & do some shorter hunting trips .Which is better than not being able to get off the couch.
    If that fails go back n give ya GP a good slap to get his/her attention.
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    You might want to try something like this.

    Pro-Tec X-Factor Knee Brace

    One of my mates used to suffer knee pain too, he now hunts with one of these type of knee supports and he swears by it.

    He buys his from the chemist.

    Cheers
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    awesome thanks guys
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    ANTSMAN, I had a small knee injury the first time I went into Kaimanawas this year and I regard myself as pretty fit. Walking out back to car, my knee started to develop some pains. Thought nothing of it and soldiered on. An hour later I was limping like a little girl and could only take a few steps at a time. Pushed on to the nearest house (almost had to crawl), and a very nice lady gave me a ride the last few km's to the car. Went home, went to physio, and he couldn't pin point the problem but said it was inflamed slightly. X-ray showed nothing. Some rest and acupuncture later (I reckon this helps with the healing) it was fully healed after 3 weeks. I've since done much harder walks and put the body through some testing terrain and all has been fine. Maybe try zinc tablets to help the joints?
    Last edited by Rusky; 20-10-2013 at 09:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Ant

    You might want to try something like this.

    Pro-Tec X-Factor Knee Brace

    One of my mates used to suffer knee pain too, he now hunts with one of these type of knee supports and he swears by it.

    He buys his from the chemist.

    Cheers
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    I use something similar for basketball, if I don't wear it I have trouble for the next few days getting up stairs. Also the McDavid range is really really good, my ankle brace has spring steel in it and gives amazing support.

    McDavid Knee Supports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    I use something similar for basketball, if I don't wear it I have trouble for the next few days getting up stairs. Also the McDavid range is really really good, my ankle brace has spring steel in it and gives amazing support.

    McDavid Knee Supports
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    Left knee is shot from a mx accident years ago, Right knee gets sore on big walks from compensating for left knee, I use a evs brace and rub in some anti-flame after a walk, Works well.

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    Ants try the joint supplements ie gloscosimine and condroten . Get the one tablet a day ones as opposed to 3 a day .they Work for me . Also fish oil works well with with them too .
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