unexpectedly the pain stopped

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   Posted 9/10/2005 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have lived with an arthritic knee for many years, it got worse about 14 months ago, diagnosed with torn medisci, wasnt able to get an arthroscope so suffererd severely for about 10 months when the pain was reduced, i took glucosamine and a shellfish extract ( seatone)and it seems that the medisci have repaired themselves
some docs say this cant happen but some say that since blood flows thru the outer parts and joint fluid thru the inner parts, repair is possible, perhaps aided by the glucosamine, etc
however some pain remained, the typical toothache like pain from using the knee
saw a physio, mainly to try to straighten the leg at the knee, why the leg wouldnt straighten was a mystery, nothing shows on the x ray, the physio thought maybe from my habit of favouring the knee when walking
the leg straightening exercises had no effect but when walking, I no longer favoured the knee and tried instead to straighten it, result was the totally unexpected stopping of almost all pain, had been needing tramadol for 14 months almost every day
this suggests that the arthritus and the pain could be thought of as 2 separate things, with experiments done in exercising and using the joint differently, to see whether the pain is altered
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 9/10/2005 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Harry,
That is very interesting, Iam considering the Glucosamine myself. I have heard lots of good things about it.

Thanks for jumping over her and sharing,

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