Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Swollen Parts


I have come to believe that for all the Marathons, sponsored runs, walks, swims, bike rides etc that I have done for the best part of my life.. for all kinds of charities.. raised thousands of pounds.. had blistered feet, cramp, pulled this n that's. Lost toe nails through friction due to miles and miles n miles of training..that I have possibly worn my joints out! Having had a swollen left knee for quite a long time (3 months roughly) I decided to go have a friendly chat with the Doc. I was right in my theory about wearing myself out.. don't get me wrong, if I had my time again.. I would run again, raise megga amounts of money for charity.. my knee has become swollen.. it's very tender and for the past three weeks I have been limping,. I have started self help. I now take Glucosamine with sulphate twice every day.. I wear supportive tubular bandage on my leg every day.. I rest when I am asleep.. I find it very difficult to rest for more than five minutes.. I'm a 'fidget' can't sit still.. but I find red wine helps, normally after an 8 hour shift of cleaning.. I am half way to falling asleep... wine just helps my eyes to close ;)))). Anyway.. I have the symptoms of 'house maids knee' and I can here you askin yourselves what the fuck is that? PAINFUL springs to mind.. fluid under my knee cap.. Arthritis to be precise!! So if anyone can shine some light on this, got any other remedies or painkilling ideas, I'd be most grateful for your input. I have to admit it's starting to piss me off, especially when it interferes my m'bike riding abilities!! That aint funny!!!!!

12 comments:

The Bipolar Diva said...

Ouch! I'm sorry.

Christiejolu said...

I would say maybe an anti-inflammatory...Maybe....I hope you heal up fast....Sounds painful...

Mr. & Ms. TigerX said...

Hope it heals soon baby. I know that gotta hurt.

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Indi said...

The Bipolar Diva ~ Mmmm.. I'm not old, just well worn!! Thanks hun,

Indi

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Indi said...

Christiejolu ~ the doc gave me some of that in cream form.. I don't know if it works or if it's mand over matter? Time will tell..thank you

Indi

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Indi said...

Mr. &Ms. TigerX ~ yeah it does kinda.. thanks.

Indi

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The Savage said...

Long soaks in a hot bath with epsom salt...

Marcus said...

I agree with glucosamine, and the epsom salt baths. Fish oil pills. Some strength training such as leg extensions, and cross training on a bike. Natural anti-inflammatory - tart cherry juice.
A good sports massage can help, too.
It depends on your exact medical condition, but maybe some of the things above might help. They have helped me.

Indi said...

Savvy ~ Thank you I will buy some Epsom salts and try ths one out.. Just need some one to wash my back now *wink*

Indi

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Indi said...

Marcus ~ Wow so many results.. I've been prescribed a anti inflam cream which adds heat momentarily to the area.. I take evening primrose oil caps every day.. for lack of my hormones! I eat alot of oily fish whenever I can.. I walk a hell of alot in my job, but have been advised not to kneel down, or carry heavy stuff.. that's the hoovering out then Lol. Thank you for this fabulous advice, much appreciated.

Indi

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Spiky Zora Jones said...

shouldn't you have the fluid drained as well. It called water in the knee, right?

what has the doctor suggested...next step...check it out in the interent.

later babe. xxx

Indi said...

Spiky ~ Will do... er ... he's suggested physio and then if that fails... accupuncture... I don't know they love the 'needles' don't they? Later Toots ;)

Indi

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