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    Aging joints

    Over the last year I'm finding that on longer journeys my right knee is exhibiting a burning pain which I put down to being locked in a static position for too long. It clears very quickly if I get out of the car and walk around but come back soon after starting driving again. I also find now that sometimes when walking I get a slight pain from my hips.

    Talking to my doctor he is quite dismissive of the symptoms and says it is just due to my age and there's little that can be done about it until it becomes bad enough to warrant surgery.

    Any views on treatments like glucosamine, cod live oil omega 3?

    I'm the wrong side of 60 now so expect a few aches and pains but if I can stave them off for a bit longer I'd like to have a go.
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    Can't go wrong with cod liver oil Colin. Before you travel rub some deep heat into the joint. Light exercise while you're watching the tele will help strengthen and you don't even have to get out of your chair.
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    I would try changing your seating position.

    Just back or forward an inch or two will change the angle your knee rests at.
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    It was actually a hospital eye consultant (originally from Russia apparently, but irrelevant) who sold me on the benefits of Cod Liver Oil capsules.
    He also said that anyone buying capsules less than 1000mg were wasting their money (something to do with the body absorbing any less before it can realise the benefit).
    I've been taking 1000mg Cod Liver Oil capsules every day for 5 years now; along with the 1000mg vitamin C, 15mg zinc, cherry and celery capsules to stave off the gout, multivitamins and garlic capsules.
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    Hi, try rubbing Ibuprofen Gel into the knee, also take a couple of Ibuprofen before setting off. Phil
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    Blimey, looks like I'm not alone then!

    Thanks, for the advice, I'll try the Deep Heat / Ibuprofen rub on Saturday before setting off.

    SO the voting seems to be for Cod Liver oil rather than Glucosamine?
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    they say olive oil is also good for rubbing in, but popeye might not be pleased
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    I was getting similar pain and symptoms and the fix for me is to use a foam roller. It relaxes the muscles and stops them tensing up which can cause the effects described. The hip pain is probably due to your "carrying" the leg.

    They cost about £15 and plenty of advice on the interweb to use it. 10 minutes a day is good. Relieve the cause instead of the symptom

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    also good for painting the walls
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    I'm surprised wee jimmy didn't suggest a 'Special Brew' rub....

    Ibuprofen gel works for me on isolated aches.
    My back is a mess after whiplash and a slipped disc, haven't started the cod liver oil, but may well stop by Boots on the way home
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    we used to call special brew leg openers steve
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    That foam roller looks interesting I could watch her all day! Would take my mind off the pain nicely

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    I've had a similar pain when driving the XF. As Wilf says, a slight change
    in seat position cured it for me.
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    You could also try different shoes. A pair of very flat loafers works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philayl View Post
    Hi, try rubbing Ibuprofen Gel into the knee, also take a couple of Ibuprofen before setting off. Phil
    Careful of ibruprofen. Managed to give be big stomach problems most of last year. Only now coming through it, and I never took any on an empty stomach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    Careful of ibruprofen. Managed to give be big stomach problems most of last year. Only now coming through it, and I never took any on an empty stomach.
    Yes, I wouldn't recommend taking them regularly but occasionally shouldn't hurt, I take eight Tramadol a day for the pain, they make Ibuprofen look like Smarties. Phil
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    Take care with your heart when doing ibuprofen like junkies.
    I do prefer proper workout that don't put to much weight on the "worn" joint and especially, do not move in a manner it wasn't designed for (example for the lower back is the rotation, and I know this because there is my main problem). You can build the muscles in the are and for the whole body and most, try to analyse many of the activities how they are done (sleeping, walking, standing at the table, waiting standing still, reading, working, etc.). Many affect our joints and some if corrected (even difficult to) could save you happiness for later. The good thinks is that surgery and medicine has evolved very much in this area and if necessary, it's not so difficult anymore to to think of it, to pass it well and recover nice after.
    By the way, cold and without direct sun action, it's very tough for bones and joints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbov8 View Post
    Can't go wrong with cod liver oil Colin. Before you travel rub some deep heat into the joint. Light exercise while you're watching the tele will help strengthen and you don't even have to get out of your chair.
    Jimbo I've found that Voltarol is good, used it on my Knees when I was working as always was on my Knees most the time, working on Brake Testers, and Lifts.

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    Glenfarclas 105 for me. Works every time but not to be mixed with driving.

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    Any of those rubs will help ease the pain but it's the underlying cause that needs to be addressed.

    I know what you mean though, I ended up using those knee pads from constantly working at deck level on motors and the like.
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