I tore a ligament in my knee a couple of years ago and my knee twisted in the wrong direction. The doctor just had me rest it and take pain meds. Since then I've had a few times where my knee had severe pain but it passed very quickly each time so I didn't go see a doctor. Then 3 weeks ago I fell and could barely move from the pain in my knee. I ended up spending the night crawling and crying if I had to go to the bathroom or anything. I saw a different doctor who said that I'm in the beginning stages of osteoarthritis. The pain is still excruciating though I can walk without crutches for the most part. I cannot walk up stairs at all though and after walking I almost cry from the pain.
Does anyone have suggestions for what to do to make it hurt less? Yesterday I took a Motrin 800 and vicodin so that I could go to work and less than an hour later I was in extreme pain again.
Answer by gemgem at 11:39 AM on Sep. 5, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2011
In a very recent study published I've read, researchers from the University of Sao Paolo published their findings on the effects of creatine supplementation along with resistance training on osteoarthritis. In summary it showed for the first time that CR supplementation is safe and capable of improving physical function and quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoarthritis.
Answer by CatRus09 at 3:56 PM on Nov. 9, 2012