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Is this really something that is cause enough to not run?<br><br>
I know I have asked a ton about this dang knee, but again today, dr told me its bone spurs, several of them, on my knee cap and under it in the joint. The can be seen in the xray.<br><br>
Again, she says I should not be running. Only no impact stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
So, I ask for the wisdom and experience of the kickrunners......<br><br>
What say you?
 

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Sierra- I wish I had some good advice for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> Bone spurs are tough and I know management of them is a more involved process. I believe that some dietary changes can really help halt their formation and possibly reduce the size of the ones you have. Bone spurs are not always bad in and of themselves. They often cause problems/pain once the underlying tendon/ligament/fascia is inflamed. So, it could be that your other knee pain will need to be managed (arthritis, right?) first and you might find tat the bone spur is not really an issue afterall. Bone spurs naturally occur as a way for the body to try to stabilize aging joints that are struggling. I will see what else I can find out for you.
 

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Becca, its the same knee. I actually talked to the dr and she said thats what the issue was as she was looking at the xray again. (Is that the same as arthritis?)<br><br>
I am so confused......<br><br>
Thanks for your help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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My guess would be that the arthritis is causing inflamation. The bone spur, which is a hard protrusion is then coming in contact with the inflammed area and that is causing the pain. They are not the same. Before I went with surgery, I would probably try to take care of the other issue first, like we talked about in the other thread. And definitely stop running for now (stick to cycling for now). I really think if you can manage the first problem, the bone spur may not cause you pain afterall. Do you have a health food store nearby that you could go to to ask about supplementation and dietary changes.... or PM Merigayle. She knows more about the supplements and natural dietary cures than I do.
 

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With bone spurs, the advice greatly depends on how experienced the doctor is with sports medicine and in your case, running specifically. If the doctor is a sports doctor I think I would at least opt for one more medical opinion as to stopping running, and how long the spurs may take to heal. If the spurs are severe enough that a second opinion agrees then you need to start thinking of alternative exercises/sports.<br><br>
Running is very hard on joints and bones if they already have problems such as arthritis or underlying issues such as diabetes. Maybe the doctors will let you walk, but not run? In that case you may want to look at race walking or simply learning to walk races that permit walkers in them. It'll still keep you healthy.
 

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thanks for the info TJOCF and GRR. I guess I will stop running for now. The dr that i saw didnt mention surgery and really just called it arthritis, so it doesnt make much sense, but for now, I will work on getting rid of the inflammation and maybe look into another opinion from a more sports related dr.<br><br>
thanks so much for your input, I appreciate it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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