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Met the new lodger today ARTHUR ITIS.

Discussion in 'Trials' started by MATTY, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    "DAD some body i want you to meet". :uhoh When my 20 year old daughter said this to me, this morning. I was struck by fear. Would he be a raving anti bloodsports vegan with green hair and a small black VW who kept CATS lots of them.
    Screaming i got dragged into the truck, and she took me to the doctors. "things looking up " Some young Fresh out of medical school GP?. Or was he cleaning the toilets here. :hmmmmm
    "room 4 she announces we booked you an appointment"
    "WHY?" . I got that hard stare same one her mother has when she means it.
    Reluctantly i limped in to the quacks.
    "You have trouble with your knees MR Armstrong."?
    not really i protested. " not what your daughter says"
    " sit up here on the couch. we start taping knees testing reaction feeling knee joints reading medical notes.
    Then we sit back down and he goes and announces i got a bloke called Arthur itis living with me, and how this bloke is" HOME TO ROOST" forever. :grim.
    but doc went on to say there are things i can do to avoid the downsides to living with Arthur. And made me an appointment at the hospital to see a specialist "awaiting a date".
    Doc did not seem to concerned, but i have noticed stuff going wrong a year or more now. just getting old and wore out i guess, all that sitting in freezing gutters in 18 inches of mud shivering waiting for ducks and geese to show up. that wore out 7 labradors so far can not have done me much good. throwing myself up the road off of motorbikes or off banks onto rocks hurts too. i just never have been that careful and now i got a lodger as punishment for my neglect.
    now on a more serious note, anybody else got this issue / any hints tips on living with this?" RE TRIALS ACTIVITY" and thinking about going classic trials more from now on get myself an old TY250 or similar, play with the OLD BLOKES MORE NOW ON THE OLD BIKES. :(
    ideas on a postcard please.! :lol2
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  2. Buschog

    Buschog Long timer

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    First I would stay as far away from vintage as possible... even further than that!
    Them damn bikes are anvil heavy.

    Next take a handful of Ibuprofen preemptively.
    Look into KT taping the bad joints. It helps a little, and every bit counts.
    Ice afterwards.
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  3. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    I don't want to be a contrarian to Mr Buschog but, I would avoid ibuprofen and ice, ibruprofen has been shown to be worse for your system as a whole rather than doing any good, and can induce hypogonadism in otherwise healthy folk. Heat and mobilization has shown in recent studies to be more effective in the long term than ice or rest. Also, limiting gluten, you don't have to go full gluten free.... Including turmeric in your diet has been shown to help with arthur. Shitaki mushrooms have also shown to help with symptoms. And the big D, vitamin D is also a great supplement to include in your diet to help. 5000iu a day with food.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170828125123.htm
    https://drjohnrusin.com/stop-icing-your-injuries/
    https://www.arthritis.org/health-we...y/the-connection-between-gluten-and-arthritis
    https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/...matory-properties-may-relieve-arthritis-pain/
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  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    The best cure is to keep moving, no matter how your body screams. Once you sit in that rocking chair, the days of living are truly numbered. I am going for an appointment I have put off far too long in the morning. I really need to fix both my arms and the ulnar nerve seems to be the culprit. After that I am coming home and load my little truck and go riding until I get to see a specialist. My wife asked me when I`m coming home? Well we have a two day event July 11th and 12th. Maybe then. :imaposerAfter all I have 6 plus weeks vacation coming. :jack And She told me to go ahead a leave for a day or two!:lol3

    PS, my knees are killing me more than normal this year. I have torn both ACL`s and adjoining parts more than twice each. I am still leaving for awhile. How many trials can I ride till I decide to come home?:hmmmmm
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  5. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    A big help for me is soft knee braces.They do not feel like they are doing much but at end of day make a huge difference. They sell them at most pharmaceutical places and wallmart.If really hurting a couple of Tylenol help just a little bit.I used to do a regiment of glucosamine chondroirin which I need to get on again.It took a month to notice but it helped.Also helped my Bull mastiff have some extra life. giving it to my old beagle now and she is going all puppy on me(She has aurter from head to toe).I am missing a ligament that attaches to the back of my knee that causes a lot of pain.If bad I use a high test fractuanated coco oil loaded with with cbd/thc that instantly kills the pain for 45 minutes at minimum. Unfortunately you don't have that option. Since I ride both vintage and modern I don't think that riding vintage is bad as you can at least sit down sometime plus they are more fun on a simple trail ride.Definitely heavier but I don't do crazy stuff on it like my modern bike.Old TY easily goes over 1 foot stuff with little drama.I am glad after over 40 years of heavy construction I can even still ride a offroad bike and to me it's living the dream lol.
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  6. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Your lucky as my wife insists she comes along.
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  7. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    After 34 years of marriage, the last thing she wants to do is sit in the pits while I ride all weekend. Of course she comes to the events when we take our grandsons. And she still likes to watch our son ride, but that is because she talks to his girl friend the whole weekend long.
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  8. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    A dessert spoonful of cherries per day.. they can be either fresh or preserved, it worked great for my uncle who had severe arthritis in his neck.
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  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I have to agree that ibuprofen hasn’t helped mine any and cutting back on the gluten has helped. Though I haven’t tried the mushrooms...

    the better I eat and more active I keep myself the better I seem to deal with it.
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  10. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    Thanks for advice folks. I seem to be worse on hot humid days, if it cols down i seem a bit better. Seems to go against what i thought. I am back in next week to see the specialist. see if i can get some more detailed advice, I know if i exercise a lot. then sit down i stiffen up and find it better to keep going as much as possible.
    my right knee has been in trouble a few years now. and i blame this partly on kicking off bikes and a accident in the mid 1970s. .
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  11. volrider

    volrider Been here awhile

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    Some of the home remedy advice isn’t all bad, but go get an injection from ortho doc and enjoy feeling better for a while. And then go get another one when that wears off! And if the injection helps, then unfortunately a knee replacement will ultimately be the solution. Not sure why you guys think a knee replacement would limit trials riding. High impact activities are all you really need to avoid and I don’t think the majority of us have the ability or the cahones for trials riding to be high impact on the knees.
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  12. lineaway

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    Good luck with that! I have had a rough 6 months with my right knee and lately it balloons up at least 2-3 times a week. I went to Vegas last Christmas and played craps way too much. Too bad it is a stand up type game. First day was about 24 hours, 6 hours sleep and another 18 hours. I even had to change my wardrobe so I could fit my knee braces under my pants while at work. Luckily when I ride my legs actually feel better. My trouble is I average 55-60 in a 5 day work week.
    I did start the cherry regiment stated earlier. Fresh cherries twice a day and 12 oz of tart juice. I do feel better, but I have so many ailments it`s hard to tell. I am trying to ride every day while I`m off this 3-4 weeks!
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  13. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    Don't worry, Arthur won't be around forever, he'll leave when his cousin Rigor Mortis shows up.
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  14. UstaKood

    UstaKood Been here awhile

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    Cheer up !

    Things could be worse ...

    C4EE75BB-B5CB-4C1A-B08F-35C40C7BF4ED.jpeg
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  15. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    That hurts just looking at the posted image.
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  16. Buschog

    Buschog Long timer

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    Dumb question, but do they have to be fresh? I like smoothies, and could make cherry/<pick a berry>/banana smoothies daily if I thought it would help. But I use frozen fruits...
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    Buschog Long timer

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    OK, not gout... Arthritis and still with the damn tendinitis.
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    lineaway Long timer

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    You wanted to know what cherries!?

    • Fresh or frozen tart cherries. Choose tart cherry varieties like Montorency or Balaton—they contain more anthocyanin antioxidants than sweet cherries (such as Bing cherries).
    • Cherry juice. Look for 100% unsweetened tart cherry juice.
    • Cherry extract. Liquid, tablet, and powder forms of cherry extract are sold over the counter. Avoid products that contain additives or added sugars.
    Recommended serving sizes are uncertain. Some studies recommend ½ cup of fresh cherries or 1 cup of unsweetened cherry juice per day. Supplements containing extract typically have suggested servings on the labels.


    FEEL BETTER!
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  20. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Tendinitis was when I felt good. What till you loose 2/3 of your strength in your fingers and can`t feel half your hand. Oh, and you have to ask your laborer to start the truck cuz you can`t turn the key.
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