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Painful Joints

BeckyBecky
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Although I'm only 22 I feel like a pensioner... I've got awful joints which click all the time. My knees are the worst and they really hurt if I kneel down, and the joints make a terrible loud crunching sound if I bend at the knee. As well as that (but less often), my ankle, big toes, hips and shoulders also click! I take glucosamine supplements twice a day which are supposed to help build up the cartilage, but I haven't seen any improvement yet after a couple of months of that.
I haven't seen a doctor about it yet - yes, I know I should, but I just never get round to it and work is so busy that there's never a good time to take off... you know how it is!

I just wondered whether anybody else had suffered from problems with their joints and what they'd done about it? My cousin suggested accupuncture - anyone tried this?? I'd definitely try it but I'm a bit scared at the same time!!

I really should go and see a doctor because there is also a history of arthritis on both sides of my family, not very reassuring!! Sad Face


AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Maybe you should see the Doc Becky.

My mum used to give her old doc arnica to help with her joints, its a wonder a cure for everything Very happy

BeckyBecky
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Smile Thanks, I've never even heard of Arnica! I will google it now Very happy But yes I will DEFINITELY go to the docs

tiggytiggy
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Shocked Embarassed my bones click all the time specially my big toe on my right foot and my thumbs.

and accasionally my left elbow but ive never thought anything of it til now.

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
My husband has Degenerative Disk Disease and has lots of back/leg pain but finds tablets called 'Green Lipped Muscle' very good from the health food shop.

BeckyBecky
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Thanks - I will look those up. I've never heard of degenerative disk disease before - now I'm being paranoid and worrying that I have that! Shocked

trogettetrogette
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
you might want to get checked over by a chiropractor, McTimoney Chiropractic is a really gentle method of it. Also have a look at blood type diets. I got bad pains in my wrists when I was pregnant with dd4 which were related to eating too much processed wheat, no more cakes and pastries for me back then, but I'm alright now. I also had a problem with choc digestives, gave me cramp in my calves!

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