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philmgriffin
6/23/2009 12:54pm,
Does anyone here use suppliments to protect their joints I'm taking cod liver oil with glucosamine are there better products for weary knees. So far I have stayed injury free and I am looking to extend this period for as long as is scientifically possible.

Whacker
6/23/2009 1:02pm,
Have your body cryogenically frozen until we have the ability to transplant brains into cyborg bodies in the future.

or

Have you talked to your doctor about this and asked him about supplements or OTC stuff?

philmgriffin
6/23/2009 1:20pm,
Have your body cryogenically frozen until we have the ability to transplant brains into cyborg bodies in the future.

or

Have you talked to your doctor about this and asked him about supplements or OTC stuff?

My doctor would suggest I give up Judo to reduce the risk of injury rather than suggest OTC remedies, that's a salesman's job and therefore beneath an NHS GP.

I like the idea of the cyborg body, how cool would robot kung fu be?

Whacker
6/23/2009 1:48pm,
My doctor would suggest I give up Judo to reduce the risk of injury rather than suggest OTC remedies, that's a salesman's job and therefore beneath an NHS GP.

Have you explicitly asked him/her about this subject? The mark of a good doctor is knowing when to really push a patient to stop doing something that will cause or seriously aggravate injuries, and when to gently encourage but then talk about methods for mitigation. People are people, and some of us are just really damn stubborn and won't quit doing things that do end up causing us injuries or pain because we're crazy and like doing them. If your doc is a good one and seriously believes that you have a significant chance of hurting yourself or that you could end up wearing out your legs 10000x faster, then it might be worth listening. You could always get a 2nd or 3rd opinion if you're so inclined, preferably from an orthopedist. As to the supplements, there is a reasonable chance your doc may not know, which is fine and understandable. Alternatively, you could always ask a few pharmacists. Just beware, you could end up getting one like my dad, he's adamantly anti-homeopathic and has very little good to say at all about "those bottled weeds". :icon_lol:


I like the idea of the cyborg body, how cool would robot kung fu be?

It sounds ridonkulously badass, doesn't it?

philmgriffin
6/23/2009 3:43pm,
I agree with your Dad, homeopathy is the devils science, none of their mumbo jumbo rubbish will ever work. (water memory???) However the herbal remedies may have some merit to them. I have avoided serious joint injury from playing sports to date however I know a few runners who swear by glucosamine and I wondered if any fighters found them to be of any use.

HappyOldGuy
6/23/2009 4:18pm,
I take glucosamine+condroitin and fish oil because it seems likely to help a tiny bit, and it's fairly cheap. But I don't expect much from supplements.

Other than advil. Advil is an awesome supplement for old farts.

Ashtony
6/23/2009 4:47pm,
have you considered herbal stuff? I use herbal medicine to cure joint pains which I have sometimes

newbie999
6/23/2009 5:24pm,
Some evil people would suggest HGH or gene therpy (in the future) if your referring to scientifically possible. Sure I'll get blasted for saying something that's illegal, but anti-aging clinics and atheletes not wanting to leave their glory days behind them are all the range for that substance for a reason.

I'd say go for the cyborg limbs ^_^. Yoga is good too.

hungryjoe
6/23/2009 6:27pm,
I take glucosamine+condroitin and fish oil because it seems likely to help a tiny bit, and it's fairly cheap. But I don't expect much from supplements.

Other than advil. Advil is an awesome supplement for old farts.

Yeah - what HappyOldFart says.

DSL
6/24/2009 2:00am,
dude, yeah, glucosamine+condroitin and fish oil and ibuprofen.

I'm 38 and I am still going strong. I regularly ask the guys I fight if I knew their mother.
**** time, stay strong and young and help your body with supplements.

honesty
6/24/2009 2:04am,
Glucosamine, large tablets (1000mg) and fish oil high in EPA and DHA (at least 1 to 2g of the stuff). Other than that I dont know of other supplements that help as well.

blugularis
6/24/2009 3:13am,
Well, when I was in my mid thirties, I was at about the peak of my fighting skills, energy, techique, stretching ability, etc. At 55, after a broken leg, twisting two knees tobagganing down a crusty snow packed hill (keep all appendages within the ride at all times," I just am not as limber, nor walk as sprightly as I used to. I try to still do some boxing, hiking in the foothills, swim, etc. And I have even dabbled with chondroitin and other liquid stuff, that maybe helps these old joints. BUT, there is two decades of wear and tear between mid-thirties and mid-fifties, just ask my dad, age happens, he just turned 95, and I haven' been afraid of a spanking from him for at least a few decades! ;o)


dude, yeah, glucosamine+condroitin and fish oil and ibuprofen.

I'm 38 and I am still going strong. I regularly ask the guys I fight if I knew their mother.
**** time, stay strong and young and help your body with supplements.

muddy
6/25/2009 1:47pm,
I use the Glucosamine Chondroitin also. It seems to have rid me of a longtime issue with my elbow (pain, bursitis) but there have been long periods where I have forgotten to take it and the elbow problem didnt return. I still take it anyway hoping it will be a good preventative measure as I get older (Im 45 now).

In cases of injury with pain, the best thing I have found is clofenac. When needed Ive also had good results from clofenac relax (which has a muscle relaxer added). That said I really think you should try to stay away from these types of drugs as much as possible.

blugularis
6/25/2009 2:42pm,
well, in mma, the peak of winners is in the mid thirties, so osu to you, dude, keep on!