It all started with a creaking sound coming from my knees whenever I went from sitting to standing or when walking. There was some discomfort following prolonged walking and exercising which increased with age and weight gain. It finally resulted in a trip to the doctor. The diagnosis was as expected, osteoarthritis.
After a year or more of prescribed medications and routine visits to my rheumatologist, I posed this question to him: “How will I know when I am really in need of knee replacement surgery?”
His reply was: “You’ll know. I promise you, you’ll know.”
The medicines helped, but I felt the need for more relief as the aches had progressed into pain. The search for remedies started by asking other patients that I met in my doctor’s office. The first one suggested exercising in a swimming pool. I tried this for awhile and had moderate results, but they were short lived.
Remedy No. 2 sounded interesting. It said “Place a handful of…