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post #31 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 12:19 PM
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i totally agree...

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While I don't disagree that your hip/feet/lower back can cause knee pain, I think you're overly applying your own experience to this situation. Your personal situation does not equal the situation for everyone and how your body reacts does not mean it's evidence that everyone's body will react the same way.

There are a lot of people here who can squat just fine and actively stay in great shape and still have knee pain due to wear and tear from injuries and impacts.
I actually find that snowboarding strengthens my lower back because i'm always bending down to strap in......it has strengthened my core too.
but that's just me...
when I strap in I always do it standing up....I never hunch, but always try to keep my back straight by poking my butt out slightly causing my lower back to be slightly concave, using my quads and core to stabilize myself.
damn, that was one long run-on sentence.....

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+1 for glucosamine / joint maintenence

This stuff does wonders for me.

https://shop.lifetimefitness.com/Pro...a-120ct/p/2224
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OK, a little update. So I go see the orthopedist about a month ago and he says that it's not arthritis but more likely a small tear of the meniscus. He tells me to get an MRI and we can figure out where to go from there. At the time my knee was just a minor annoyance and didn't effect my riding at all so I put off the MRI. However, over the past two weeks it's gotten more and more uncomfortable and I've started limping a bit and can't really run on it. So I finally bit the bullet and scheduled an MRI for next Friday and am hoping for the best. I went riding this morning and while it didn't bother me much during it hurt like hell afterwards. I'm hoping that this doesn't spell the end of my season but I'll no more next week.

Thanks to everyone who offered up suggestions and tips - especially in regards to the supplements.
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If its artritis try Synvisc-One® Official Site
Expensive, around 1,200 a pop, buy it did wonders for me.
Had it done on both of my knees.
Tennis, crossfit, regular wear and after the synvisc I was 99% better.
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Little over two years ago I was training and tore a menisci in my knee.

The MRI orthopedic doctor said it would never heal because there was no blood flow in the area of the knee. Wanted to cut.

As a Health & P.E. teacher for 35 years I implemented my own therapy.

Researched

1. Supplementation that would stimulate blood flow.
2. Ice therapy
2. Weight Training.
3. Functional training alone with core training.
4. Trigger point therapy.
5. MiaFacia Muscle therapy.

Dealt with movement and flexibility in the ankle, pelvis, thoracic, along with explosive power. The whole nine yards total body realignment.

After six months tested knee. First basketball, next racquetbal, bought a season pass snowboard. Which I hadn't done for ten years.

Over 100 days on slopes 2012-2013 season no pain no joint problems.

Most want a quick fix, drugs, operations, & medical morons that are practicing medicine on the herd mentality.

As snowboarders we research equipment, boards, and technique. We then with time on the slopes perfect our skills.

Our health should get the same attention.

One of the web sites that will help you eliminate most problems.

functionalpatterns.com
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Functional movement and rehab is the only way... Removing a meniscus is such an old archaic method.
Injections of plasma rich protein or nothing if you're going the medical route.
Or just good rehab since that's what you have to do regardless of which medical procedure is chosen
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Functional movement and rehab is the only way... Removing a meniscus is such an old archaic method.
Injections of plasma rich protein or nothing if you're going the medical route.
Or just good rehab since that's what you have to do regardless of which medical procedure is chosen
+1 on PRP i did that all summer, its very $$ but that is not be all end all if you have meniscal tears, The only thing that may help for tears is stem cell surgery to regrow of cartilidge very pricey and not conclusive as to how long new cartiledge will last. PRP is better to help heal the tendons.
for just arthritic pain a good brace like the don joy reaction helps

2 Knees done over last 20 years. trying the syn visc now. Hoping for best. my mri was inconclusive, and the only options were syn visc and brace or another scope to check out if issue was scar tissue or new tear.

Chose the first option.

Good luck with what you choose, sometime it is easier to live with tear than scope it
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fwiw,
my youngest sister (16 years old now) has had arthritis since she was 18 months old. arthritis is generally thought of as an older persons disease however it affects millions of people worldwide of all ages. because it is commonly an immune disorder, you should really try to manage it without the help of drugs as many of the drugs can severely limit your immune system and lead to many other complications - many of which my sister has experienced including staph, mersa, stress fractures in vertebrae, lesions on her spleen, legs, feet, etc . the best thing you can do is try so stay active, do physical therapy if available, try and change your eating habits (gluten free is supposed to be extremely helpful) and hopefully you will be okay!

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Arthritis is a general term people throw around like candy. There are many different types of arthritis.
To the medical community it just means inflammation of a joint..... to most people in the medical community, if there is pain they blame it on arthtitis and forget to ask WHY is it inflamed in the first place.

Here's an interesting article on menisci surgery.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/he...anted=all&_r=0
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Thanks for the link to the article - very interesting. What really got me thinking is that the article mentions that some people that have meniscal tears also have arthritis and the arthritis is what's causing the pain and not the meniscal tear. My regular Doctor thought that the x-Ray showed arthritis while the orthopedist thinks that I have a meniscal tear so maybe I'm in the same boat. I'm definitely going to have a long talk with the orthopedist (after the MRI) if he recommends that I go under the knife.
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