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  • Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
    D3 really rocks for inflammatory conditions. Oh, and bone broth is essential. I drink some almost daily.
    I need to go have some bone broth! 2 jars in the fridge and I forget to drink it! Thx...
    Best--
    Kate

    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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    • Kate, I understand wanting to avoid knee replacement as long as you can. Recovery is tough but after the first week or two the surgery pain was no worse than the arthritis pain. If the pain gets too bad and is impacting your life too much, don't hesitate. I think eating primally really helped with my recovery.

      Another thing that was helpful prior to the surgery was icing my knees, both front and back, everyday. It was a bit painful when I did it but I could tell a difference when I did it. Good luck!

      Valerie

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      • Originally posted by vh67 View Post
        Kate, I understand wanting to avoid knee replacement as long as you can. Recovery is tough but after the first week or two the surgery pain was no worse than the arthritis pain. If the pain gets too bad and is impacting your life too much, don't hesitate. I think eating primally really helped with my recovery.

        Another thing that was helpful prior to the surgery was icing my knees, both front and back, everyday. It was a bit painful when I did it but I could tell a difference when I did it. Good luck!

        Valerie
        I have arthritis on my right knee and that's one of the main reasons that I wanted to go Primal/Paleo. Icing does sound painful but I will try that. Did you also use heat?
        thanks, Rhoda

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        • Originally posted by Rhoda Jayne View Post
          I have arthritis on my right knee and that's one of the main reasons that I wanted to go Primal/Paleo. Icing does sound painful but I will try that. Did you also use heat?
          thanks, Rhoda
          I would soak in the tub with Epsom salts sometimes but my physical therapist recommended against heat. He said it could add to the inflammation in the knee. It did help with the muscle soreness I would get elsewhere because I was altering my gait to try to ease the knee pain. Following activity or exercise, I always iced. I used to keep four bags of a mixture of 1/3 rubbing alcohol and 2/3 water in the freezer. It is a little more slushy and conforms to the contours of the knee. One on front and one on back.
          They make a wrap that you can fill with ice water too.

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          • Great discussion! I've never been diagnosed with arthritis, but I've had joint pain since I was a teenager. It's always worse when I don't get enough sleep and it took me years to figure out it was worse if I've had caffeine. I'm frustrated that going Primal (since Oct. 2012) hasn't made it go away which I was hoping it would. I'm going to have to do some research on D3 and bone broth. I tried a magnesium supplement with horrible results. It acted as a diuretic and after two full days of taking it I woke up one night with kidney pain that was relieved when I went to the bathroom. I threw away my magnesium the next day!

            Thanks for letting me listen in!
            Ann of the Jungle's Primal Blueprint Journal:
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread78155.html

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            • Whoa, that's interesting about the magnesium problem! I haven't had that one...we're all different, I guess!


              Tart cherries or cherry juice seems to help as well, so I try to do that...

              I may be nuts, but I keep hoping to either eliminate the pain without surgery. I DO try to avoid medications like NSAIDS, but don't always manage. Actually mine only really hurts when I walk too far (meh, a block!) or stand too long. If I can sit occasionally, I'm okay, so I take my little folding stool grocery shopping these days!
              Best--
              Kate

              Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

              70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

              Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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              • I do use ice when I think of it, thanks for the reminder!
                Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                Kate, I understand wanting to avoid knee replacement as long as you can. Recovery is tough but after the first week or two the surgery pain was no worse than the arthritis pain. If the pain gets too bad and is impacting your life too much, don't hesitate. I think eating primally really helped with my recovery.

                Another thing that was helpful prior to the surgery was icing my knees, both front and back, everyday. It was a bit painful when I did it but I could tell a difference when I did it. Good luck!

                Valerie
                Best--
                Kate

                Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                • knee pain, for me, related to food I ingest

                  Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
                  Had a giggle about the security! I do have that option, but I don't really want to go that way if I can possibly avoid it. I'm 70, though...
                  I have found that grains and sugar cause inflammation, and when I avoid them, the inflammation goes away.

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                  • I've avoided grains and sugar for almost three years now, unfortunately (or, well, fortunately, really, but still have knee pain!)

                    Originally posted by Aili View Post
                    I have found that grains and sugar cause inflammation, and when I avoid them, the inflammation goes away.
                    Best--
                    Kate

                    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                    • Just 45 but in perimenopause. Working hard on being primal to minimize the symptoms. Hoping things settle down soon, generally feeling up and down with the hormone fluctuations.

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                      • Regarding the arthritis issue, have any of you tried turmeric capsules? I just read an article on it. It sounds like it would be worth a try.

                        Turmeric Extract Puts Drugs For Knee Osteoarthritis To Shame

                        Osteoarthritis Treatment - Dr. Weil

                        Turmeric extract equally effective as drugs for osteoarthritis | Hang The Bankers | He Who Controls the Money Supply, Controls the World
                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82833.html

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                        • Originally posted by Huarache Gal View Post
                          Yep, I've been using turmeric for a year or two. I think it helps...not sure how MUCH, but I think it does!
                          Best--
                          Kate

                          Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                          70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                          • I think the joints get to a point where there's just nothing there as far as ligaments or cartilage that can be helped. I'm 60 now, and can really see that happening. With all the skiing, racquetball, dancing I did when I was younger it's amazing I'm not worse off. But yes, when the joint pain is from inflammation, diet really helps.

                            I got gluten'd yesterday. Our local Whole Foods has a new taco/burrito bar. Kind of a Chipotle thing. Tacos were only $2 each, and I decided to have a small organic corn tortilla with mine. It was delicious. But later I had heartburn, blew up like I was 6 months pregnant, and extra hip pain. Decided they must have one grill spot for both kinds of tortillas, even thought I asked if it was gluten free. SO not worth it!

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                            • Oooh sorry about the gluten! I avoid it if at ALL possible, but sounds like it wasn't...

                              I believe pain can be managed, whatever the cause...I'm working on it!

                              My favorite therapist suggested adding a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water or other liquid to get the alkalinizing effect. This is day three, so i can't tell much yet, but I'm willing to try!

                              And Reiki today!
                              Best--
                              Kate

                              Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                              70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                              Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                              • I've been doing PT for a couple of months now for my arthritic knees, and recently added an online class on Reiki, looking to find an in-person one. But most days, I have measurably less pain...this is GOOD.

                                Had the Reiki treatment yesterday...that was NICE.
                                Last edited by Kate Ruckman; 08-21-2013, 12:56 PM.
                                Best--
                                Kate

                                Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                                70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                                Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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