Like every teenager and 20-something-year old, I abused my body without seriously considering the possibility that I'll pay for it one day. Alas, I just hit 30, and for the last couple of years, I've been getting nagging knee pains (popping,... (more)
Foods. Supplements. Exercise Programs. Medical Treatments. What would you do, or what do you do, to have ultra strong joints? And I mean ultra strong - like, Wolverine-healing superpowers. List each and every thing you'd consume/do/etc. I'm... (more)
So, it looks like I have trigger finger. http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/t/trigger-finger It's apparently caused by inflammation of the tendon in the finger. I have it in both thumbs, worse in my right thumb but... (more)
I can't think that this is diet related. I had an injection in the ball of my thumb when I had trigger thumb. It stopped it straight away and I haven't had any more trouble (at least 8 years - can't remember exactly!) Better see the doctor.
Hi there, I have a question regarding foods for Achy Joints. I am trying to incorporate Olympic Style lifting into my fitness routine but I am getting some pain in my knees and my wrist after vigorous workouts (heavy squads, heavy cleans bother... (more)
I have always had a fondness for drinking wine, but been noticing that lately my joints (and particularly my ankles) ache the morning after. Last night while entertaining friends, I managed to consume a whole bottle of rose. While I feel a little... (more)
If wine makes you feel bad then don't drink it. You probably don't eat wheat due to inflammation so why drink if it causes inflammation. Find other means of recreation. Maybe knitting or something.
I have dry everything (joints, tendons, skin,etc..) since an acne med cycle a few years back. I grabbed a bottle of HA by Baxyl at Whole Foods. A quote on their website caught my eye: "It is also believed that contemporary humans ingest far less... (more)
I experienced sudden onset joint pain about 6 years ago, while stationed overseas. Since, I've had pretty chronic joint pain (for a 25 year old), including locking joints. I've been tested for everything over the past 5 years, and the first... (more)
I have been having these cracking joints and muscle/tendon pain, which I posted about here some time ago here. Since I've been having cold hands and feet to go along with these symptoms, I thought these problems could be related to bad blood... (more)
My friend says if he eats a salty meal, like sushi with soy sauce, or proscuitto or sausage, his hands feel different - not sore, but like it's harder to grip his water glass. I've never heard of this before. What's the science behind it?
I have been eating paleo for over 2 months now. But for over a month now I have been experiencing cracking joints (crepitus). It started with my feet and ankle's which give a cracking sound every time I walk normally without my shoes on. After... (more)
Just like when you crack your knuckles, I often times feel the need to crack my chest. It's not the center of my chest, but more of on the right side/corner is where it cracks. I've had this for quite awhile now (maybe less than a year). It... (more)
I know of a physical therapist who calls this a subluxed rib. He says that if your try hanging from a pull-up bar with hands in chin-up position. Sometimes this helps. I have no links or sites - this is just what he says to me verbally.
Has anyone ever experienced joint pain from the use of whey protein or other dairy? I've used various forms of protein powders after working out for years but less so since moving toward a Paleo approach about 2 years ago. I've always experienced... (more)
hi. i am interested in building stronger joints. i currently weight train daily and consume1+gr. of vit c+lots of protein and fat on a vlc diet. how can i increase joint health?i often experience cracking joints and think something can't be right... (more)
I am an avid weightlifter(have yet to get into the olympic-style but have been powerlifting for some time). My question is how to BUILD the ligaments/cartilage at the joints other than through weight-training(all varieties). I have contemplated... (more)
Hi, I am wondering if the above is correlated? When supplementing with olive oil(or other 0-3 containing substance and minimizing 0-6s) within a given period I have noticed that my jonts aren't as "cracked" as otherwise. Is inflammation the cause... (more)
I started to have this problem when I moved to low carb diet (~50g per day) + exercise. Exercise was mainly very very fast walk, 30min - 1h per day with some ocassional HIIT (2 times per week). The goal was to loose some pounds which I succeeded... (more)
I've had Crepitus in my knees pretty much my whole life and didn't really think anything of it - everyone in my family has creepy creeky knee action. Since CrossFit/Paleo I've actually noticed some improvement, not sure why. The change in diet?... (more)
Over the past several weeks my jaw pops every time I move it. It's to the point now where Im constantly opening my mouth to pop it and pretend I'm yawning so people don't think I'm a crazy person. Its sore and tight and sometimes doesn't pop but... (more)
I've never experienced crepitus since going paleo. I've also been experiencing persistant pain in my ankles for the past week. Is it possible that since my inflamation & water retention have gone down that there is added strain on my joints? I... (more)
I'm running into some joint pain even after taking 2 weeks off from lifting. Mainly in my knuckles, elbows and shoulders. Most likey do to my desk job and being glued to a computer. Any of you take joint supplementation?
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, have you used a Paleo/anti-inflammatory diet and joint unloading to treat it? Did it help? Did you have CRP or other inflammatory markers measured? I wasn't aware that OA is not considered a... (more)
I was reading an article about a teenager's struggle with Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. They mention in the article that rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and its main symptom is joint inflammation. They also mention what they think... (more)
There is definitely some scientific evidence that diet affects arthritis For example link text and link text However, much of this evidence is contradictory or inconclusive. There is also much anecdotal evidence. Some people wil tell you that a... (more)
I work near Chinatown in San Francisco, and I see people squatting at the bus stop, outside the market, playing chess. I know this is the default rest position for a lot of cultures out there, and from what I've read, you're supposed to be able... (more)
First, you should realize that we are what we eat. Right? Second, you might realize that if we eat muscle meats then those are perfect for repairing and maintaining our muscle. But what if our joints hurt from exercise, injury, or accident? Go... (more)
When you eat a plant, only pubmed can tell you what all is in your food. When you eat an animal, you can more relate to what's going into your body. Beef muscle? I've got some muscle! Chicken liver? I've got one of those, I think. How... (more)
I think for tendons, it might very well apply. Tendons and cartilage might include lots of minerals that are in short supply. See this hack.