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.