Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
I've got terrible genetics when it comes to my knees. But i've been pretty rough on them through the years as well. I've been riding and jumping horses for a little over 20 years. I bought jointed stirrups, which was a great decision for my knee health. However; lately i've been having nagging, dull, ongoing pain. I saw an orthopedic specialist/surgeon and he was in a big hurry to do injections. I declined, as he stated that i wouldn't be able to ride for about a week. I manage my weight (which the doctor said was very important), i stay active, and i take 500mg Naproxen when the pain is out of control.
So anyway... I'd like to hear about what you folks take/do for any arthritis pain, knee pain, and whatever else aches from riding/working/being active! I am not opposed to getting injections, I would just like to exhaust other options before i start doing that sort of thing.
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