Should I take a joint supplement to help my knee arthritis pain?

Possibly. Most joint supplements are otc and are supplements and are not required by the fda to supply any data regarding efficacy. I would recommend speaking with your physician or orthopedic doctor and show them what you are planning to take. Also, if not already done consider an evaluation by an orthopedic doctor to see if alternatives are available.
Yes-worth a try. Several medical studies have validated the use of oral glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate for the amelioration of inflammatory osteo- arthritis of the knee.Depending on the severity of the underlying disease the results may vary. Professional supervision of the results of your treatment is advised.
Might help. Supplements, such as chondritin, have had mix results in treating arthitis, especially traumatic arthritis as you most likely have with a hx of surgery at such a young age. I believe knee flexor and extensor strengthening would do you much more benefit and is proven to help. That being said, supplements like chondritin do seem to help some people and they are not bad for you, worth a shot!

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What are some things you can do to alleviate knee arthritis pain?

< impact activity. Impact aerobic activity is a modifiable risk factor for progression of arthritis along with excess body weight? So losing weight and avoiding running or hard court sports will help reduce symptoms of arthritis. Otc anti inflammatories (nsaids) and a healthy diet will also help. Read more...

Is there anything I can eat to help prevent knee arthritis?

No. Although there are people that advocate special diets to help control the pain associated with arthritis, there is no diet, supplement or food that has bene shown to prevent arthritis. Many factors are involved with the development of arthritis, only a few of which we understand. Despite what commercials may claim, as far as weknow, there are no foods that will help with prevention. Read more...

Knee arthritis from deep knee bends in hs. Are they still doing those?

Maybe. Squats are hard on the knees but do not necessarily cause arthritis. Many people still do lunges and squats for exercise. Read more...
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What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

Other . Ra should not have predilection to larger joints such as knees. Other things such as osteoarthritis or degenerative joints, gout/pseudo gout, tendonapahy, infection are some causes. Read more...

How badly can alcohol consumption severe my knee arthritis?

Not likely. Alcohol should not effect your knee arthritis directly. Alcohol and anti-inflamatory medications can hurt your stomach ( ulcer). "falling down" drunk has never helped anybody's knee. Do not drink to excess. Read more...
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