There's absolutely no evidence supporting the use of turmeric for joint pain. It's pseudo-science, quackery, wishful thinking, and woo all mixed up with hype to extract money from the gullible. Turmeric is the latest fad, and like all snake-oils, it is also supposed to cure cancer, digestive problems, flatulence, insomnia, and baldness. It won't do you any harm, though, unless you take it instead of something you should be taking, but there isn't a jot of evidence that it will do you any good.lastminute":2p32atqi said:.........Spotted a recurring ad praising Tumeric Curcumin...anyone tried it..have you had any success with other medication?........
For 99% of the time our species has existed we've had a life expectancy of under 40 years. Evolution has produced a joint which does a perfectly good job for that sort of time scale. It's not just the design weight being exceeding which causes the issues, but the design life.u38cg":16ps3jdn said:......knees..... (are)....... one of the worst designed pieces of anatomy we possess.......
Building strength is worthwhile anyway (unless that would worsen the joint physically, thus the need for a diagnosis).u38cg":2fzwn0tg said:As far as medication goes, I'm afraid you need a diagnosis first - lots of things can make knees painful, and they're one of the worst designed pieces of anatomy we possess. Pretty much everyone gets to late middle age with knee issues, I'm afraid.
The two things many people (and no idea if this applies to you, obviously) can do is (a) build strength and (b) lose weight. A lot of knee issues are caused by the fact they are weakened by modern, undemanding lifestyles and at the same time carrying a weight in excess of the design load.
The third is to get into a regular routine of stretching.u38cg":3lo5rks2 said:The two things many people (and no idea if this applies to you, obviously) can do is (a) build strength and (b) lose weight. A lot of knee issues are caused by the fact they are weakened by modern, undemanding lifestyles....
Yeah, I did that too and I was getting pretty good at it... Now I've been down for three weeks with tendonitis in the knee, hobbling around every day like some kind of cripple :lol:Bm101":h6k3ga1r said:I started running for the first time a few weeks ago since I ran for my school as a kid. I thought I was going to die. By the third run I didn't have to wait two days before I could walk again. Just starting out again and my only point is to muse on the bodies capacity to mend itself if you help it. And God knows I'm not lecturing. Really.
"Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius, If I cannot exercise the body I may as well be exercising the mind! :wink:Bm101":z315swpk said:I like that quote Trevanion.
My doctor just started asking me what I expected at my age? Gave up seeing that quack a long time ago.sunnybob":3gfpqtdf said:Go to a doctor
lastminute":2shy53zf said:I suffer daily from this, and have tried various 'recommended cures'.
Spotted a recurring ad praising Tumeric Curcumin...anyone tried it..have you had any success with other medication?
I'll second that about boots. I walk the dog for a few miles everyday, have tried various shoes and boots over the 7 ½ years we have had the dog. The year before last I tried a pair of Altberg boots, well beyond my previous price range, my feet and knees have not been happier in many years.Alder":3qr88df5 said:As someone who has spent a large proportion of my life in Wellingtons, i find wearing a good pair of boots helps a lot.