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My Knees Are Popping

You bend down and hear it. You stand up and hear it. You think to yourself “Oh, my knees are popping again.”

Is it dangerous? Is it indicating a problem you should have a doctor look at?

If you experience pain while climbing steps, it could be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis. Although this tends to appear in people over 40, if you are very active or had a serious knee injury when you were younger, you could show signs of it now.

Most people take their car in for an oil change every 3000 or 5000 miles. They also rotate and balance the tires, and check the fluids regularly. Yet we don’t take of our bodies to the same level.  Do you hear crunching when you walk? Or popping when you bend your knees? You know – snap, crackle, pop – almost like Rice Krispies in a bowl of milk.

There was a recent Q & A on and I’ve copied it here for you.

Question: Is there anything I can do now to prevent arthritis?

Answer: Arthritis is like an M. Night Shyamalan movie: The earlier you catch it, the better your chances that you’ll like the ending. Tips to remember:

*  Heed warning signs. At the first sound of crunching in your joints, talk to your doctor, says Robert Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Chances are, you have loose cartilage, an early sign of osteoarthritis. Reduce the damage with an anti-inflammatory.

*  Grease your joints. Pop 1,500 milligrams daily of an over-the-counter supplement that contains glucosamine and chondroitin. Though docs aren’t sure why it works, it’s accepted as the medical version of the Tin Man’s oilcan, treating and preventing creaks.

*  Hit the gym. Running and weight lifting help prevent inflammation and lubricate the joints–unless you’re coming off a joint injury. Increased stress on damaged joints can cause posttraumatic arthritis, so men with torn-cartilage injuries should opt for swimming.

*  Lose the flab. A recent study found that 32 percent of overweight adults and 43 percent of obese adults have arthritis. “If you’re fat and inactive and have any genetic predisposition for arthritis, you’re going to develop it,” Dr. Lahita says.


A product that I recommend is Joint Care by Beverly International. Many of you are already taking supplements to help you push through workouts, maintain lean muscle, and have more energy throughout the day by using Up-Lift, Muscle Provider, Glutamine, Fit Tabs, or Quadracarn. Joint Care is manufactured by the same company, and is made with the same high quality ingredients.

It contains the scientifically proven joint support ingredients, glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM which work synergistically to enhance each other’s benefits:

– Increase joint flexibility and strength
– Rebuild damaged cartilage
– Speed recovery from existing injury or inflammation
– Relieve swelling and decrease pain
– Guard against future injury
– Maintain healthy joints

Contact me to stop yours knees from popping, and start on this today!



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