A gluclosamine/chondriotin/msm supplement would do you wonders! Omega 3 fatty acids are great for cartlidge, joint, hair, nails. So that would be fish oil, flaxseed oil etc.
Personally id stay away from Omega 6. Fatty acids. Those are going to have inflammatory pproperties in it, which will increase irritation/swelling of arthritis and cause you pain. Look at foods that have any type of inflammatory properties in them, tomatoes are big in those. So avoid tomatoes.
Follow your PT exercises to a T, do not over-do it too soon. You will regret it.
Wear comfortable and supportive shoes, no matter how ugly they are. Don't go barefoot or wear thin flip flops/thin soled shoes.
If I was you, I would not run. Running is a (obviously) repetitive motion and the cuncussion put on your knees is incredible. I heard that a 100 pound person, when running, puts 400 pounds of pressure on their knees. Multiply what you were by 4, if you want to know what your weight will be!
Do low impact exercises. Swimming, biking, yoga, pilates, etc.
And avoid taking high amounts of pain meds, and for long periods of time. Long term use of Tylenol can kill your liver. Long term use of Acetemaphine (IBuprofin/Vicodin) will kill your kidneys.
Eat well, maintain your weight, if your overweight...try to lose weight. (Like im one to talk there...
) But you get my drift. Take care of yourself.
Since your problems could be genetic, it may be a matter of time before it happens. But you can potentially prolonge it by taking care of yourself...
You also need to stay active. Walking/moving is going to keep you loose and not allow you to stiffen up. You'll have to find that balance of what's right. Not too little movement where your stiff, and not too much movement where you overdo it and your sore.
My mom had torn minicus surgery about 6 months ago. They cleaned up the arthritis she had going on, and her knee feels almost as bad as it did before surgery. Scar tissue and what not has made her miserable. On top of her not following all the instructions and wanting to run too early. She derailed her healing by not allowing herself time to heal.
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