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Knee- loose bodies

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  1. Sapphy

    Sapphy New Member

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    Hello!
    I wondered if anyone had any advice for removing loose bodies in the knee - tiny bone fragments possibly which cause pain on climbing stairs/cycling/squatting, with lots of creaking and crunching. I'm very much into homeopathy but not come across a remedy as yet which has helped - if indeed there is one for this issue. I'm open to trying anything else also!
    Many thanks for your time and any ideas.
     
  2. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    Well, homeopathic silica is (if I recall correctly) the remedy most closely related to expelling unwanted things (though obviously it depends on the persons full homeopathic picture).
    However, perhaps some background on why there are bone fragments in the knee in the first place would be useful to know.
     
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  3. Sapphy

    Sapphy New Member

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    Thank you for the swift response, Giles.
    I also thought of silica but not sure on dosage or potency. (Maybe I should have posted this in the homeopathy forum?). My knee problem started about 4 years ago when running downhill heavily (in wellies). I thought it was a mis-tracking patella problem so had physio and relevant homeopathic meds but then met an osteopath who said it was bone fragments that have come loose, from an old injury to the knee years ago (Many years ago I fell on the knee right on the patella but nothing but a bad graze at the time). His solution was to get on my bike and ride up steep hills in a very high gear - I suppose to 'grind' the fragments down. I never actually tried it thinking it sounded a bit extreme and also painful!
     
  4. Energylz

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    Have you been to a regular doctor and had X-Rays taken to evidence the 'fact' that there are bone fragments?
    If not, it could be something else entirely.
    I'd always recommend getting as much information and as best a diagnosis as possible before seeking to treat it; at which point you can evaluate the most appropriate treatment, whether orthodox or complementary.
     
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  5. Jabba The Hut

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    Not sure that ingesting silica, unless in homeopathic compound, would make any difference, as there is no guarantee that it would actually make any difference to the fluid in/around the knee. As Giles recommends - get it evaluated so that you can make an informed decision about treatment options. I had an arthroscopy last year, on advice from an orthopod, who suggested that I may have 'detritus' behind the patella. There was nothing 'floating about' - but a beautiful scene of bare bone, on both the femur and tibia, which confirmed osteoarthitis. When I asked if the MRI requested by my GP (to save an invasive procedure) would have shown the damage, the surgeon said 'Yes, and saved the time of 11 people on duty in the theatre today!'.....
    Get it assessed.
     
  6. Sapphy

    Sapphy New Member

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    Thank you both, Giles and Jabba. Very good point. I've only ever had it assessed by GP and physios. Nothing scanned/x-rayed. Thank you both so much.
     
  7. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    Amazing how we read things. For a moment, I though you'd had it done on the advice of an arthropod. That would have been impressive.

    :D
     
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  8. Jabba The Hut

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    Come to think about it, the resemblance between the two is uncanny!
     

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