Hi my favorite readers! There are so many supplements on the marketplace anymore, it’s hard to know which ones work and which do not. After doing much research, it seems that glucosamine products were the way to go. Glucosamine is tied in with hyaluronic acid and helps keep the joints lubricated.
I started taking a joint supplement four months ago that contained glucosamine, MSM and chrointin (sp?). It seems that since my tkr, my good knee is starting to show signs of arthritis.
I have written about this previously. My knee is starting to make crunching sounds, swells up a bit after extensive exercise and is painful at times. So, I figured I’d start taking these supplements.
All was fine and dandy until I ran out of the supplements last week. I didn’t give it a second thought since I didn’t think they were having any effect upon my knee joint. Now, I notice a difference.
The joint supplements were mainly keeping my pain level down. My knee hurts when getting up from seating, climbing stairs or, sometimes, even when walking. It’s not incessant and continuous pain, it just wasn’t there while taking the supplements. Bums me out. 😕
I have been reading “experts” claim that these supplements do not work. Some of my friends use them and get no results.
I, however, have benefited from them. So…it just goes to show that everyone is different. And…maybe the manufacturers use different quality ingredients. Hmm…
Oh well, could be much worse. Hope this helps others going through the same thing. Gotta go shop for replacement supplements.
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The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.