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Osteoarthritis in Knees and Losing Weight
By May 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm 3,426 14 1
HI- I am new to this site as of today. I have already discovered a network of us folks with this same problem! Misery loves company!
I am 56 and very over weight- I have had mensicus repair surgery to both knees and the second one was very recent. It was so painful I almost went into a depression I think.
I have however, "kicked" my own butt and got to working on diet and exercise— using the recumbent bike and doing great. Drinking lots of water…added ginger and yucca pills to help as well as the glusamine chondrotin I have been taking for years. I am feeling GREAT! Just a little pain- steps will always be hard but compared to what I was living with a couple months ago- wonderful.
I did have the synvsic shots and cortesone but not real sure they did very much for me— maybe the synvisc some. I have bone on bone on one knee and the other is OK for now.
My question to all of you out there is this- is it possible to control arthritis thru diet and exercise?