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Knee Trouble and things I should eat

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 20, 2011 at 11:38 PM

I have pretty regular knee pain, generally dull aches and stiffness. For the record, I'm 22, and have cerebral palsy. Most of my joint issues have improved since going gluten free or paleo, but not so with my knees.

I'm willing to chalk some of it up to the cold. Though I'm inclined to think some is diet too. does anyone have any thoughts on foods to YES definitely eat, or absolutely AVOID?

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on March 04, 2012
at 09:51 AM

Why did someone vote this down. This is within the realm of possibility.

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on November 22, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I have the same question. the only grains I eat are corn and rice, and that's rare -- like when going home for the holidays.

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on November 21, 2011
at 08:26 PM

How in the world can a person be gluten-free & still eating wheat? Inquiring minds want to know!

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Also, if the goal is to build collagen, vitamin C, copper, and zinc are probably more important than eating gelatin.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on November 21, 2011
at 02:34 PM

This is plausible but is there any evidence?

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:45 AM

I swear by chiropractic, myself. However, my chiropractor is near my parents' home, not up where I live. I see her when on breaks. =)

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on November 21, 2011
at 03:36 AM

massage could help too

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on November 21, 2011
at 02:47 AM

I do not have cerebral palsy but do have knee stiffness and sometimes pain. The "bone broth" answers are appealing.

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on November 20, 2011
at 11:50 PM

Hi Caleb--

I've got some thoughts I've been compiling on the subject of pain and nutrition for the past few months. Note that these don't specifically apply to cerebral palsy, although I should probably do some research into that and other nervous system conditions.

No doubt you already eat low omega-6 and sugar. Have you tried the ol' paleo standbys like drinking bone broth and avoiding nightshades? There are some other more creative things to try as well, like cetyl meristeolate derived from the green-lipped mussel. Also, maybe some different sorts of physical therapy exercises/modalities could be helpful. Have you ever heard of low-level laser therapy? It didn't do anything for me, but has helped others.

My overall thought is that there is a step-wise list of things to try, and there are many things out there. The problem is that they cost money. Whenever I get around to putting the above-referenced site up, it would be cool to order the treatments by price:efficacy ratio.

Best of luck!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on November 21, 2011
at 02:45 AM

Omega 3s helped me. I take Neptune Krill oil.

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on November 21, 2011
at 02:07 AM

You must eat cartilage to make cartilage my friend. Try some delicious bone broth! Go to the butcher and get a pound errr two of beef knuckles. Throw em in the Crockpot with a couple quarts of water and some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (to make the water slightly acidic). Leave it on low heat for at least 24 hours for some deliciously nutritious bone broth! It is full of trace minerals that are bio-available. But most importantly for you, you just made a natural glucosamine supplement. The gelatin in the broth will be great for your knees. Have a cup or two a day and see if it helps??? I swear by it. (I have a chronic cardio problem, and have reaped the benefits for my knees) Good luck!

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Also, if the goal is to build collagen, vitamin C, copper, and zinc are probably more important than eating gelatin.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on November 21, 2011
at 02:34 PM

This is plausible but is there any evidence?

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on November 21, 2011
at 12:13 AM

You should give a chiropractor a try. Sometimes knee pain is related to tight muscles and joints and/or bad posture. A chiro can work through that.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on November 21, 2011
at 05:45 AM

I swear by chiropractic, myself. However, my chiropractor is near my parents' home, not up where I live. I see her when on breaks. =)

24a8a74073b4a5d39b379bd21edd7d23

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on November 21, 2011
at 03:36 AM

massage could help too

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on November 21, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Bromelain taken a few hours away from a meal is good. Gelatin is good. Both of those seem to take pain away. A few years ago my orthopaedic surgeon told me he'd be replacing one of my knees "right now" if I were 65, but that I was too young to have it done (I was 50 at the time). I started Bromelain and it reduced 90% of my knee pain, as well as the pain in my hands. The gelatin I added this summer and saw more improvement yet.

The added bonus is, these are both pretty cheap!

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on November 21, 2011
at 06:37 AM

If you are off gluten but still eating wheat, that could cause knee problems, check out Dr. Davis FB page and blog called Wheat Belly, magnesium could also help you get some relief from knee pain. I read Wheat Belly and I no longer have arthritis pain

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on November 21, 2011
at 08:26 PM

How in the world can a person be gluten-free & still eating wheat? Inquiring minds want to know!

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on November 22, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I have the same question. the only grains I eat are corn and rice, and that's rare -- like when going home for the holidays.

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on November 20, 2011
at 11:50 PM

Get MRIs on both knees. ASAP. Knee problems, like cancers, are far better treated early than late.

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on March 04, 2012
at 09:51 AM

Why did someone vote this down. This is within the realm of possibility.

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