Re: [CR]Seeking knee advice.

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 06:10:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Steve Goodwin" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Seeking knee advice.
To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist.Org" <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Niell,

A couple years ago I had a similar problem with pain in my "vintage" left knee after riding.

I would echo the advice that your first step is to have it looked at by a doctor.

In my case the doctor found no major problems, and the diagnosis was (in lay-speak) my knee-joint cartilege gradually becoming "vintage" too, resulting in bone-on-bone pain in my knee.

Subsequently I put myself on a massive regimen of glucosamine-chondroitin for several months. (A dietary supplement which supposedly helps the body rebuild cartilege, and is available at most health-food stores). The good news is that after several weeks, my knee pain went away, and has not returned since. (Knock wood!)

Good luck -- I hope your knee stops hurting soon!

Steve Goodwin Westford MA

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