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I can't point to any one event that caused my knee injury. It has given me pain since my 20's, my lifestyle doesn't help any. LOL
 

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I can't point to any one event that caused my knee injury. It has given me pain since my 20's, my lifestyle doesn't help any. LOL
i have enough old friends like that too. so far we're working it out as we go along... that's about all i can ask at this point. :)
 

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I love seeing all the progress in your gardens, Bay! I'm sorry about your knee...I too have a bad left knee, but I think it is from years of putting my body weight on it climbing in and out of saddles daily as a kid and teenager. I haven't ridden more than ten times in the last fifteen years, but all the riding I did do was without a mounting block . I was a scrawny kid with no upper body strength...I used my legs to get myself in and out of the saddle, and am paying for it now that I'm older and fatter ;)

It takes compression socks, a knee brace, arch supports, and more painkillers than I like to admit to get through a day at work on the concrete. Coming home and cleaning or doing gardening chores is just too much to bear some days. I hope you feel better soon!
 

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@Prairie Rose I use Arnicare topical cream, it lasts 4 hours and is wonderful stuff. Look it up and order some. I keep the under the tongue pills too. I give them to the dogs for pain, really helps for copperhead snake bites.
 

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@Prairie Rose I use Arnicare topical cream, it lasts 4 hours and is wonderful stuff. Look it up and order some. I keep the under the tongue pills too. I give them to the dogs for pain, really helps for copperhead snake bites.
I will definitely look into it. My knee takes a lot of support to get me through the day and still be functional. It's only when I forgo some of the support that I have problems, and that's usually my fault. In the summer I get hot easily and try to do without and end up paying for it, or I will step wrong and aggravate the whole mess. I like the little lidocaine patches, and someone at the farmer's market sells a warming salve that works wonders.

Even if it was all of the riding as a kid that made it a mess, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Too many happy memories to give it up!
 

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Might I suggest adding a sulfur compound? Gypsum or elemental sulfur.
 

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