My knees hurt pretty much all the time


It’s unfortunate, but the truth of the matter is that many practitioners here refuse to look at the body holistically. For instance, when I developed tenosynovitis in my thumb, I went to an orthopedic surgeon. They put injections into my thumb and sent me to physical therapy, where I did lots of exercises and had heat treatments and such. When nothing helped, the surgeon suggested surgery (this is my shocked face). It took a friend of mine, a massage therapist, to tell me the real problem was in my shoulder. The nerve problem there was keeping my hand from getting proper enervation and blood flow and keeping my thumb from healing properly.

A more recent example. I developed tinnitus in March of 2016. Not having learned my lesson, I went to an ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist. He said there was no cure and nothing he could do, then charged me hundreds of dollars. Fortunately, the bastard is an idiot. But the success I’ve had treating it has come from “non-traditional” (in the us) methods like chiropractic.


I’m 65 and my knees used to hurt all the time too. I started taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements a few years ago and they stopped hurting. They don’t work for everybody. I’m one of the lucky ones that responds well it. It doesn’t cost much to find out though, especially if you avoid the over-priced, over-hyped name brands, like Bioflex, and just buy generically labeled glucosamine and chondroitin.


But aren’t generic supplements pretty much hit and miss on dosage and purity?


Probably. For glucosamine and chondroitin I’ve pretty much stuck to Costco’s in-house brand and that works well for me.


Cool. I’m trying to find a brand of melatonin that is consistent. I had a bottle of gel caps at 10mg that were perfect. Damned if I can remember the brand though.


I stand behind a counter at work. Are there knee/ankle/foot stretches I can do while standing/working without scaring the customers or getting laughed at?


@YakAttack actually just doing a 100 or some toe-ups a day is really good for your feet and legs :)