Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Somerset, KY -- near Lake Cumberland
Bikes: 1980 Univega; 1985 Ross; 1994 Trek 1400 -- all road bikes
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Osteopenia? I haven't seen this term, but I am assuming it has something to do with bone deterioration. If so, my experience with knee pain might help. I am 66, and have mild osteoperosis in both knees. My doctor told me to stop running and take up cycling. He said cycling has sufficient weight bearing attributes (especially when you pull a higher gear and get up on the pedals occasionally.) He said the pounding your knees take while running make your knees worse. He also prescribed a daily dose of glucosamine/condroitin, which you can get without a prescription. I take 750 mg in the morning and 750 at night. I also take a small dose of Ibuprofin each morning -- 400 mg. My doc says cycling is great for ailing knees because the flexing action in the knees keeps the fluid going in and out of the knee cartiledge. This keeps the cartiledge from getting brittle. If it gets brittle, it breaks off and then there's nothing to cushion the bone on bone action. I try to do at least 30 miles a week, and my goal for this year is 2,200 miles. Above all, tell your husband to keep on truckin'! Most men in their 60's have given up on their fitness program and have become hopeless couch potatos.
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