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See an Orthopedist! If it is inflammation he can give you a shot and stay off it for a bit. If you have damaged the meniscus it may take arthroscopic knee surgery to extract the torn bits.

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Thanks, folks. I appreciate all the experiences and advice. I'm 75 now, and throughout my life I've put off going to a doctor unless I found it necessary. I always try helping myself first. It's worked well for the first 70 years. Beside the various oils I mentioned, I've also been taking a tumeric/curcumin supplement, but not too regularly. I'll start using it more regularly now. I'm also starting on glucosamine/ chondroitin today, although I've had some reservations in the past. My current pain level isn't high enough yet to be debilitating. Thankfully, I take no other medications.

I'm also wondering if any of you has used any topical ointment that you've found effective?
I do have my doubts about these topical products since I don't see how they can have any effect on problems no where near the surface of the skin. Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Quit jacking around with the home remedies and get it fixed. You will be glad you did after the rehab, not before. I understand not wanting to go to a Dr.. I am very reluctant myself but have learned at 71 it's about quality of my life and pain free is a good place to be.

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If you have a mechanical problem, then snake oil will do nothing. Kinda like adding Motor Honey to an engine with failing bearings.





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I'm also wondering if any of you has used any topical ointment that you've found effective?

My ortho says they are a waste of money. I tried a prescription cream on my shoulder and it was useless. Heat therapy at this point for you if there is no swelling is probably best.

Don't want to sound like an alarmist but a friend of mine was in a similar situation and just kept putting off going to the doctor. Turns out it was bone cancer. If it doesn't get better soon you should go. Just because the first 70 years were fine just means you got lucky.


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Crowe wrote:

I'm also wondering if any of you has used any topical ointment that you've found effective?

Just because the first 70 years were fine just means you got lucky.

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If the miniscus is torn yu risk doing a lot more damage, to the rest of it, if you don't get it fixed

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Just a thought, my knees bother me occasionally and I finally realized it is when we are traveling and using the electric steps for the motorhome. When we are sitting we have wooden steps and the steps are not as high as each step for the motorhome. The wooden steps are built like you would have at your home. Makes a difference for my knees.

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mr. ed wrote:

I've heard of glucosamine/chondroitin, but have also read that it's falling out of favor among those who study these things. My brother told me that he gave glucosamine/chondroitin to his dog, who suffered a sore knee, and it appeared to work in about 3 weeks.


According to my vet and to an internal medicine doctor I used to see -- All dogs have the enzyme needed to metabolize glucosamine/chondroitin. Only about 50 percent of people have that necessary enzyme.

I have rheumatoid arthritis, and with my rheumatologist's blessing I tried curcumin/turmeric. He says there is some solid science that says it does help some people. He recommended 500 mg. twice a day. I took it for about seven months but couldn't tell it helped me even a tiny bit, so I stopped. I do have relatives with osteoarthritis who believe it helps them.

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mr. ed wrote:

I'm also wondering if any of you has used any topical ointment that you've found effective?


Voltaren (diclofenac) prescription cream helps somewhat with my fingers and wrists. But according to my rheumatologist it works best for small joints; not so well for larger ones. Any topical treatment can only penetrate so far.

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