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Old 08-09-2018, 04:08 AM
 
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I have recently had some pretty nasty knee pain. It is mostly of the runners knee kind. Where it hurts to get up from a seated position or go up or down stairs.

It seems like a short term thing... like 8 weeks or something.

At the same time, it has been super unusually humid here. So humid that the ac needs to stay on most of the time even though it isn't hot.

Could the humidity be causing the problem? It feels like both joints on the knee are equally effected.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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Could it be arthritis maybe? I don’t know your age but it does strike even in the 20s. I’d get it checked out if it persists just to make sure.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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We need a lot more information about you such as age and your fitness level.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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I don't think the humidity would cause the pain, maybe exacerbate it.

IIRC you wanted/needed to lose weight?
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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I agree on more info. I first went to a sports medicine MD at 57 for my right knee. I'm 80 now and still have this knee and issues are worse than ever but I've been thru a lot of other issues that majorally affects the right side of my body. I'm still thinking PRP and Stem Cells.

I take a good many joint supps and have info posted in Supplements here.

Oh BTW: a good friend who just passed away at 95 and was walking and walking to her end, says it's all due to at least 25 yrs of taking glucosamine. She had no knee surgeries or replacements. She was amazing. Her heart finally got very very tired.

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Old 08-10-2018, 04:10 AM
 
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Oh BTW: a good friend who just passed away at 95 and was walking and walking to her end, says it's all due to at least 25 yrs of taking glucosamine. She had no knee surgeries or replacements. She was amazing. Her heart finally got very very tired.
I might try that but I would prefer not to take a supplement for as long as possible. The thing is it came on rather swiftly. Like I didn't have knee pain 8 weeks ago and then it started and now it is pretty bad. I am overweight but it hasn't bothered me before.

Today is supposed to be dry so we will see if it makes a difference.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:59 AM
 
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I might try that but I would prefer not to take a supplement for as long as possible. The thing is it came on rather swiftly. Like I didn't have knee pain 8 weeks ago and then it started and now it is pretty bad. I am overweight but it hasn't bothered me before.

Today is supposed to be dry so we will see if it makes a difference.
I have no weight issues and have occasional knee pain. I am not sure what causes it, but it seems to come and go and be worse during certain times of year (like in the spring). I do take fish oil every day. I have not really noticed that much difference between living where I am now (Chicago) vs. when I lived in a Florida beach community and it was like 95% humid every morning. It seems like it is definitely worse if I do NOT move as much, though.

I had one friend who managed to avoid having knee surgery for about 30 years with exercises she learned from PT, that she did pretty much religiously every day. She is also a very active woman who had a small farm. There are a lot of exercises you can do to help strengthen your knee.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:19 AM
 
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Bite the bullet and schedule a visit with a specialist. I had a nagging pain in my knee. I went have it checked out and the culprit was plica syndrome. Scheduled an arthropedic surgery to fix it. I was out of work for about 6 weeks. Wasn't bad, minimal pain. The hardest part was following Dr order. Not saying that's what you have by a long shot. Just go before it gets worse.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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I might try that but I would prefer not to take a supplement for as long as possible. The thing is it came on rather swiftly. Like I didn't have knee pain 8 weeks ago and then it started and now it is pretty bad. I am overweight but it hasn't bothered me before.

Today is supposed to be dry so we will see if it makes a difference.
Extra weight doesn't help our joints. That's the first thing Dr. Darrow says when people call in with their joint issues, he asks about their weight. Says many patients get mad at him but he's being honest. The more weight on our body, the more on our joints....
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:51 PM
 
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Are you a runner? If so, that and the extra weight could be causing you some pain.

I have arthritis in my knees and I used to "rediscover" it every winter when it turned cold and I had to go up or down stairs. Last summer in the humidity, my fingers swelled up like sausages and pulsed with agony. It eventually settled down, and I had been over-using them for yard work, but I do think the weather affects various things. I certainly noticed it when healing a broken bone or surgical scar. The weakest bits of my body seem to feel the barometric pressure or something, like that old joke about your broken arm telling you when it's going to rain.
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