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I know there are a few of you who can sympathize with me about knee pain!

I was on the ski team in my high school for a few years and it really did a number on my knees. :( That together with all of the other sports I used to play.. my knees SUCK. They are a lot better since I got Abbey and have been walking/jogging daily for the past couple of years, but they get so much worse in the spring.

It's been very humid here the past few days and it's sprinkling rain at the moment, which means that my knees start to kill! My right knee is throbbing at the moment.. have already tried icing it and took a couple of ibuprofen.

I did see a specialist last summer and they took x-rays and an MRI of both knees and everything looks good.. except that I have an extra bone in my left knee.. The bones never fused properly when I was growing! I can feel it and see the difference between both knees, but it doesn't hurt so I'm not going to go under the knife unless it presents a problem.

Anyways... I know there are others who are in the same boat and many who have it much worse...!
 

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I don't have knee problems (yet!) but I do have Hip and Shoulder problems so I know what your going through, just in a different area of the body!

I hate it when I hurt and can't do anything! Too bad you don't live closer, we could bemoan our joint problems over tea, and when they don't hurt we could go walking!! :)

Ice/heat and ibuprofen is all I've been able to figure out for mine. Lots and LOTS of ice. When they hurt really bad I go soak in a hot bath try not to cry from the pain and then go plop in bed, curl up with my dogs and some ice packs and watch tv or read to try to ignore it.

Sometimes I do some mantras and meditate if it's in the middle of the night and everyone is asleep so I don't get disturbed doing them.
 

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I was told about 5 years ago that I would have to have my knees replaced eventually. Arthritis in both from a car accident (left) and a hit by car (right) and 9 years of Catholic School kneeling on very hard surfaces often (just kidding on that one - but who knows - if I can blame it on the nuns, I am going there).

It's not easy bring laundry up and down stairs - I will be selling this house eventually in favor of a ranch to have the bedrooms on one floor.

I hate feeling feeble.

I'm sorry yours hurt - you are way too young for that!
 

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9 years of Catholic School kneeling on very hard surfaces often
They really made you do that?!


And all of us are too young for joint pain!! I plan on being 80 and playing basketball with my grandkids, even if it means I do it from a wheel chair!!
 

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I am sorry you're in discomfort J. I hope your knee feels better really soon! Milly sends healing thoughts from Sydney for your knee!!
 

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They really made you do that?!
Oh yeah! Catholic school in the 60's. Kneel on the floor next to your desk and pray 4 times a day.

And one time when for some reason all of us had to kneel in a macadam parking lot for 2 hours and pray.

I should blame the crazy nuns for my knees.
 

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Oh yeah! Catholic school in the 60's. Kneel on the floor next to your desk and pray 4 times a day.

And one time when for some reason all of us had to kneel in a macadam parking lot for 2 hours and pray.

I should blame the crazy nuns for my knees.
Dang, did you go to St. Simeon's and St. Pat's with me? I started Catholic schools in 1956 and only missed third grade - we moved that summer and they couldn't get me enrolled in time.

Don't forget the wood kneelers in church for every mass - no padding back then.
 

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It's been very humid here the past few days and it's sprinkling rain at the moment, which means that my knees start to kill! My right knee is throbbing at the moment..
They check for arthritis? My girlfriend has arthritic knees (since she was in 4th grade!!) and this was always a bother for her.
 

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And one time when for some reason all of us had to kneel in a macadam parking lot for 2 hours and pray.
But just remember little darlings, that as uncomfortable as that may be, HELL IS EVEN WORSE!!! IT'S HOTTER. THERE'S NO RELIEF. YOU'LL *WISH* YOU WERE KNEELING HERE ON THIS NICE SOFT MACADAM, COMPARED WITH THE FIERY TORTURE OF EVERLASTING HADES....

Now, when I click my clicker, we will all rise, say a "Glory Be" and proceed to class.

:)

I can also sympathize w/the knobbily knees. Wasn't too long ago that I needed the ACL and meniscus fixed on my left one. It's great now. But every so often, the RIGHT one reminds me that it is in its original, 46 y.o. form!
 

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I understand your pain. Three knee surgeries before the age of 25 and lots of pain since then.
 

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Empathy here too...... I tore my left medial ligament about 15 years ago in a skiing accident (fell down), healed ok, but left the knee a little weak, then about 5 years ago tore my meniscus (no real reason, but I blame starting to work out on the treadmill at work). I could have had surgery at the time, but it got almost 100 % better after several months and you can't undo surgery. Last December it flared up real good, worst at night - doen'st like to "lay down" and I had another MRI which showed the same tear, plus another little lateral meniscal tear, and lots more arthritis than 5 years ago. Had a cortisone shot, but the pain disappeared as quickly as it came. So now 6 months later it flared up again, several sleepless nights, another cortisone shot, and it is much better, but some day I'm going to have to have that surgery. It's the not sleeping part that I can't put up with. The daily pain I can handle, but not at night.
 
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