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    actually i know exactly whats wrong with my knee. ive had MRIs and even surgery on both(one knee done by a quack, the other by a hell of a surgeon) my problem is basically i have patches spurs made of cartilage over the surface of the knee joint. they are catching and rubbing together and thats what is causing the pain and inflimation. surgically removing the spurs works, for a lil while. i spend several grand to have the doc go in and scrape/burn with a lazer the spurs off and smooth up my knee. with the good Doc, im healed up from the surgery and walking normally in about 10 days. i get about 3 weeks of bliss and than the spurs have grown back to the point ive got pain and inflamation again. with the quack, 3 weeks on crutches, addicted to pain killers and still walking with a bit of a limp 10 weeks down the road.

    another option would be to remove the cartilage all together but than i will have arthritis to contend with.

    Laura my problem with Celebrex is about what you describe about Cortizone working to good. Celebrex does wonders for the pain but nothing for the spurs so i loose my warning sign of pushing my knees(pain) to far. the doc perscibed the Celebrex to me for last hunting season. it was great i was hiking 15 miles a day in rough country and having no pain. well about 2 weeks after hunting season i was leaving my parents house, stepped up into the truck and my left knee popped out of joint and i invented a whole new family of curse words much to the surprise of my now wife and step kids who had no clue what had happened. after i got my self home and drugged up good all i could think about was what if that had happened while i was hanging off the sandstone cliff chasing mule deer 3 weeks earlier, very scary thought. i flushed the Celebrex the next day. they werent worth it.

    basically im looking for something to split the difference. the pain i can deal with for the most part, but i need something to help out. narcoics arent an option cause my body has a low tollerance and i cant work on them. Celebrex works to good. Tylenol, Asprin, Ibuprofin, and Naproxin arent quite good enough and tear up my stomache after a few days.

    i know what will work but its a whole nother risk that im not quite ready to take. my state legalized its medical use but since Celebrex works and im assuming Cortizone will to there is no way a doctor will go out on a limb and perscribe it.
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    I have to have a cortisone shot in my right shoulder every five years or so... dislocated it three times stepping off my scooter (motocross racing) at high speed,
    It usually takes three of four tries before the doc gets the needle in the right place...not fun is an understatement...but it works.

    No! They do not use a square needle rattler. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Sheridan... I thought I was a bad girl until I read this, "it was great i was hiking 15 miles a day in rough country and having no pain." Hiking 15 miles a day in rough country??? I'm all for adding Bambi to the freezer in nice white packages but shame on you for 15 mile a day hikes on bad knees. If I was your wife I'd give you twenty whips with a wet noodle. If your stomach is getting torn up on over the counter meds, best to share this with your Doctor before you consider asking for Medrol dosepak.

    Sorry, I must have missed a comment about "square needles". Like Lauderdale said, they don't use square needles.

    Lauderdale... shame on you too! "dislocated it three times stepping off my scooter (motocross racing) at high speed". Twenty whips with a wet noodle for you too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]If I was your wife I'd give you twenty whips with a wet noodle.
    LOL! she was hiking along side me, we were actually looking for an elk for her first. i wound up shooting my deer a whopping 200 yards from the road. i can handle 6 days of pills if it helps with my knees. taking enough OTC pills to do any good and still keep me councious enough to work(no narcotics) every day tears up my stomach.

    Laura my knees have been bad enough to keep me from doing the hiking i love to do for over 6 years. they felt good and i wanted to hike. i had just never had one pop out of joint before. its an experiance that i dont want again. but all in all if presented the same thing again i would probably do it if i dont find a solution that works in for another 5 years.
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    I dunno what to say... other than you poor baby and I do mean that sincerely. I hate pain. Have you tried a dietician? Sometimes they can help you sort out your diet to reduce your salt intake to that which would minimize swelling. I went in and sat down with a dietician. She showed me labels to Campbell's and Lipton soups and I about fell over. Most lunch meats are right up there too as are most prepared foods such as tv dinners (do they still call those Swanson dinners that any more?) and you'd be shocked if you saw the sodium content in one McDonald's Quarter Pounder. Forget their fries. We switched over to Morton Low-sodium and No-Salt for cooking at my home. I don't know if weight is an issue for you. What about dietary supplements? Do you have a health food store anywhere around you where you could discuss your knee problems and see what they might suggest? Weight has not been an issue for me but they got their point across when they had me pick up a 12 pound bowling ball and instructed me to walk around their office. It is my understanding that the loss of even as little as 10-15 pounds can substantially reduce stress on one's joints. And swimming is a great low-impact way to strenghten joints if your doctor approves the activity. I swim regularly even if it is only for a half hour a few times a week while the kids are in other activities. Might as well do something when I am stuck waiting for kids at the Sports Complex. Just a thought. I'm really sorry you are having such horrible knee problems.

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    as long as im doing the cooking i have a fairly low salt diet. so much so that i have to eat a package of saltine crackers every so often to keep my calves from cramping up cause i dont get enough salt. i guess the next thing to try is Cortizone in either in shot or pill form and go from there. i could probably stand to loose a few pounds but i had about as bad of problems when i was 20 pounds lighter.
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