Knee Problems.

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    Oct 07, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Hey RJ men.I have been having a lot of problems with my right knee lately.I get gout attacks in my feet every so often so I dont know whether this is related to that or it is tendonitis or bursitis.I have to go to the orthopedist.One of the problems is by the time I get the appt and schedule an MRI the attack is over?Any other RJ men have knee issues?Ry
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    Oct 07, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    Look up Dr Richard Ash, he's at 800A 5th ave corner 61st St. I'm going this Wed afternoon.
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    Oct 07, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    What type of knee problems? What are you doing when the pain occurs? How long does it last?

    Only knee problems I ever had were from baseball when I used to catch. Mostly rid of them when I got into barefoot style running shoes.
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    Oct 07, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
    Mine are probably due to age but seems they started when I pushed myself a couple of times while running races. Once they started hurting, that was it for my running. I can do maybe 2 miles but more than that and I can hardly walk. Decided it wasn't worth needing a wheel chair at age 60.

    Also find that now when I'm working around the house and on my knees or have them crossed sitting they'll get really stiff. I suspect it's wear and tear and some arthritis developed, again probably related to age but I'd say don't push yourself if they hurt. Pain is not always a good thing…it's your body telling you to stop doing something.
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    Oct 08, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    WickedRyan saidHey RJ men.I have been having a lot of problems with my right knee lately.I get gout attacks in my feet every so often so I dont know whether this is related to that or it is tendonitis or bursitis.I have to go to the orthopedist.One of the problems is by the time I get the appt and schedule an MRI the attack is over?Any other RJ men have knee issues?Ry


    If your problem is related to the gout attacks, you will need a blood sample taken and a punction of your knee. Then again, even if the attacks are gone by the time you have your appointement, with a careful history your doctor is going to be able do at least have a good idea of what cause you trouble.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    Dunno. I suspect that there are too many kinds of knee problems to get a coherent answer from the internet. Need to see a doc. Mine were trashed by rheumatoid arthritis when I was 17. I've had so many punctures that there are perforation marks around my kneecaps. (Plus motorcycle scars.) I find that weight-room work seems to allow me to do more road work before things start grinding.

    Just let me know when they have some nanites that can go in and rebuild the cartilage. icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 08, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
    Gout attacks do mostly occur in the feet (particularly the big toe joints), but you can get attacks in the knees and other joints. Is your gout being treated? You can lower your uric acid levels by eating a diet low in purines. If that doesn't work, you may have to start taking a uric acid-lowering drug (Allopurinol). Don't suffer with gout. See your doc. It is easily treated and avoiding treatment can cause long-term health consequences, not to mention debilitating attacks (with which I'm sure you're familiar).