Thursday, September 14, 2006

Knee News

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." ~ Lance Armstrong

As a person dealing with ongoing knee pain caused by arthritis, due to multiple past knee injuries and surgeries, I'm always on the lookout for new information that might be helpful.

Here are some tidbits that I read about recently:

The best over-the-counter pain reliever for joint pain and arthritis is Naproxen.
- Men'sHealth ("Clutch Relievers", April 2006)

"Keep your joints forever young: In a study of nearly 1,000 men and women, University of North Carolina scientists found that people with the highest blood levels of selenium are nearly half as likely to develop arthritis."

- Men'sHealth ("Ageless Knees", April 2006)

Eating cherries are a great way to reduce joint pain. Why you ask?
"A team of researchers led by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service fed tart cherries to a group of people with arthritis, the fruit's antioxidants and natural COX-2 inhibitors reduced several markers of joint inflammation."

- Men'sHealth ("Fix It With Food", April 2006)

New research has uncovered a possible way to repair cartilage damage in the future:
"Stem cells may be the best thing to happen to sports injuries since the ice pack. For the first time, researchers at the University of Bristol have successfully grown human cartilage using stem cells derived from bone marrow. The Discovery may eventually enable doctors to replace damaged cartilage with tissue grown from a patent's own stem cells, reducing rejection risk.

- Men'sHealth ("New Knees In No Time", April 2006)

Hopefully you find this information as useful as I did....better yet I hope it's useless to you because your knee's are in perfect shape.

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Blogger TC said...

great info! I have had knee problems for years. Now my weightloss has helped with the problem but it is still there to rear is ugly head and the worst moments.

9:54 p.m.  
Blogger katiebird said...

Thanks for this list Sir Squishy -- we've got various members of our family dealing with this issue. So hints are always appreciated.

My fella and I have started eating chicken cartilage because we read somewhere that it helps. Sadly, I don't have a site. It's been nearly 20 years and long lost....

12:08 a.m.  

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