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    I am an active person and i have recently notice some of my joints aching during and after workouts. Does anyone have a good joint supplement that they would recommend. Preferable one that treats the problem and doesn't just mask the pain.


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    I suppose that would depend upon the exact nature of the problem. I lost cartilage from years of football and nothing really treated the issue, it just helped cope with the pain.

    Have you had a doctor give you a better prognosis on the pain? Is it something more serious than just simple aches and pains?


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    Well im not exactly the biggest fan of going to the doctors office. It hasn't been severe enough for me to consider going but its definately bothersome and i would like try remedying the situation myself first, possibly find a supplement that promotes joint repair? Im not too sure that's why i consulted the internet. i love your quote btw.
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    You could be vit D3 deficient. There is no harm trying it to see if it helps - about 2000iu a day should do it. You could always get your levels checked at your docs first but I guess thats not likely if you are not a fan. Make sure its D3 cholecalciferol though and not D2.
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    Many people with arthritis -- especially osteoarthritis -- use supplements in their diet to ease the pain of arthritis. Glucosamine and chondroitin are the most well-known. Methyl sulfonylmethane (MSM) is another supplement used to ease the pain of arthritis, but it has not been through as much scientific testing.

    It is important to check with your doctor before starting any new treatments. Your doctor can review the other medications you are taking and help you decide whether or not these arthritis supplements are right for you. In addition, always follow the instructions on the medication label. Do not take more of the supplements than is recommended.

    What Are Glucosamine and Chondroitin?

    Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are components of normal cartilage. In the body, they are the building blocks for cartilage and appear to stimulate the body to make more cartilage.

    There are conflicting studies on glucosamine and chondroitin, some demonstrating a beneficial effect on osteoarthritis pain. Others, including the NIH-sponsored multicenter Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT), did not show benefit for the primary outcome of reducing pain. More recently another study also found that glucosamine did not slow down cartilage damage or reduce knee pain.

    The supplements, which are available in pharmacies and health food stores without a prescription, are well-tolerated and appear to be safe. However, there are no long-term studies to confirm their long-term safety and effectiveness. Many physicians may still recommend a trial of glucosamine at this point, and if there is not apparent improvement by three months, it would be reasonable to stop glucosamine. More research is ongoing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerHolt View Post
    Well im not exactly the biggest fan of going to the doctors office. It hasn't been severe enough for me to consider going but its definately bothersome and i would like try remedying the situation myself first, possibly find a supplement that promotes joint repair? Im not too sure that's why i consulted the internet. i love your quote btw.
    Thanks.

    I understand about the doctor thing, but if you have the insurance to cover it I would still recommend going. Otherwise, there are plenty of supplements out there (I'm sure some others here can offer more opinions as I don't really take any) that claim they can help. Personally, I just ended up taking NSAIDs when things got bad, but I'm not really able to go to the doctor for minor issues since our insurance is so bad (even though my wife works at a hospital).
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    I will happily relieve you of your joint.
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