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    care for your knees and joints

    Is there anything special that you do to care for your knees and joints?
    Just recently I noticed a twinge in my knees at the patella (knee cap) and I am wondering if I may have strained ligaments?
    Right now, I am taking some time off to rest my legs and knees and see what happens.

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    Questions like this are best discussed with your doctor, mate.
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    Keep 'em warm and get your position on the bike right.

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    rest
    ice
    compression
    elevation
    massage
    heat
    hprofen cream
    foam roller
    stretching
    pt
    orthopedist
    naproxen

    any/all of the above have helped me, but then again i still ended up without cartilege in at least one of my knees at 38.

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    As mentioned above, start with RICE

    Rest
    Ice
    Compression
    Elevation

    add to that being conscious of good posture when you're walking, riding, and especially when you're sitting.

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    Have you been wearing tights lately?

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