Sunday, February 28, 2010

Aaron's Achy Knees

Aaron from Orlando Florida e-mailed me to tell me his story.

Aaron is a dedicated runner and it was killing him as only the very dedicated runners can sympathize with when he had to take 7 to 10 days off of running due to excessive knee joint pain.

He was told by his Doctor that he has degenerative knee joint problems causing his knee pain meaning the more use and stress he puts on his knees, the quicker they will deteriorate and greater the pain will be.

Aaron said he has tried everything,..knee braces, cortisone shots, elastic bands and even DMSO on his knees without any effect. He said the best thing he has previously tried was a product called Coats Aloe Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Liniment, available from, but even that was only hourly temporary relief.

Aaron is at his wits end and cannot fathom a life without running as he is only in his mid 40's. I told Aaron not to give up just yet, but to try pharmaceutical grade Glucosamine for 60 days before he runs the white flag of surrender up the flag pole. For the same price or even less than what you would pay for "off the shelf" joint supplements it seems like a no-brainer, especially for someone who can't live without running.

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