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care for your knees and joints

Old 11-18-08, 01:14 PM
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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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Old 11-18-08, 01:25 PM
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Questions like this are best discussed with your doctor, mate.
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Old 11-18-08, 01:27 PM
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Keep 'em warm and get your position on the bike right.
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Old 11-18-08, 01:52 PM
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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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Old 11-18-08, 02:30 PM
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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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Old 11-18-08, 05:41 PM
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