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Ouch, Any Suggestions

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Started back with the exercises for my left knee last night. I was in bed last night and I realized just how stiff my knee joint was. I got out my small exercise ball and my hard foam roller and used those. I also did some squats by the bed and slid my leg back to front to try and get it stretched out.

I was already hurting in my right hip joint over the last couple of days, but have continued walking outside and back and forth to the mailbox. {yes I used my crutch for balance}.

This morning, I had to get in my recliner because my right hip joint hurt so much. I have just taken some medication for inflammation. Luckily I still have some samples left from the Doctor.

You know, it is very difficult to lose weight when I cannot walk, have constant pain and joints get inflamed. {not fair}. I keep trying anyway.

If anyone has any positive input about how to not have inflammation on that right side. {it is where the leg connects to the hip, at the bottom right of my tushie.} When this hurts, it is scream city. OUCH is not a big enough word.

I want to exercise and lose weight......... so many barriers....... totally not fair. Frustrated, but I know I have to accept whatever life dishes out. I may not like it but I am here for the duration.

I do rub this joint with the 'Blu Emu' cream. {2 of my Dr.'s use this}. One of them said that he wasn't sure if it was the rubbing or the cream that helped. I don't care, as long as something helps.

Thanks and blessings to all.

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    So sorry to hear this. Sorry I don't have any suggestions. Your in my prayers.
    1831 days ago
    Have you tried steroid injections?
    1831 days ago
    Sorry you are dealing with pain, but glad you move as much as you can.
    Sending soothing thoughts.
    1832 days ago
    Would topical heat work at all?
    1832 days ago
    I am so sorry..... but hope that you never get so tired of it all that you give up.... there's BOUND to be SOMETHING that will help.... you just need to find it!
    1832 days ago
    I have had that pain over the years and so totally sympathize. Without the long back story, I will tell you that the thing that finally gave me genuine, long-term relief was acupuncture. I had actually gone to the chiropractor's office regarding a back issue and mentioned the hip. Two treatments and the pain was gone. I didn't have to pull myself upstairs on the railing (job on 2nd floor, no elevator) and I could carry the laundry up and downstairs at home with no problem. The relief lasted several years and only now starts to come back occasionally. I can't guarantee the same results, of course, but you might want to think about it if nothing else works. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatories but you can't live on them and they are hard on the stomach. Not sure about naproxen (Aleve). Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is NOT an anti-inflammatory. You might also want to check for Spark articles on inflammation or do a general Internet search on inflammation and calming foods.

    Good luck to you (and to Pat, whose comments are next to these). I hope you both get relief.

    1832 days ago
    No suggestions I am having pain in that area also but I know I fell so know what caused the problem but no solution in sight. Awaiting tests tomorrow. I cannot walk right now only what is necessary able to do some upper body but that is all.
    1832 days ago
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