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by 0 · August 08, 2014 at 10:30 AM

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by 0 · September 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Like every teenager and 20-something-year old, I abused my body without seriously considering the possibility that I'll pay for it one day. Alas, I just hit 30, and for the last couple of years, I've been getting nagging knee pains (popping,... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Gelatin (Can be found from grass-fed cow's hooves here) supposedly works wonders for digestion, joint health, and connective tissue. Is fairly inexpensive, too. (As mentioned, regular consumption of bone broths with marrow and collagenous... (more)

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by 743 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Foods. Supplements. Exercise Programs. Medical Treatments. What would you do, or what do you do, to have ultra strong joints? And I mean ultra strong - like, Wolverine-healing superpowers. List each and every thing you'd consume/do/etc. I'm... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · October 09, 2013 at 12:30 AM

After years of ALL kinds of supplements and vitamins not doing much, my panacea turned out to be the humble cup of daily bone broth.

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by 123 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

So, it looks like I have trigger finger. http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/t/trigger-finger It's apparently caused by inflammation of the tendon in the finger. I have it in both thumbs, worse in my right thumb but... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · September 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I can't think that this is diet related. I had an injection in the ball of my thumb when I had trigger thumb. It stopped it straight away and I haven't had any more trouble (at least 8 years - can't remember exactly!) Better see the doctor.

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hi there, I have a question regarding foods for Achy Joints. I am trying to incorporate Olympic Style lifting into my fitness routine but I am getting some pain in my knees and my wrist after vigorous workouts (heavy squads, heavy cleans bother... (more)

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Leea 0 · September 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Wrist pain is VERY common in beginner lifters...it's likely a mobility issue and you will notice in time that it subsides. Check out www.mobilitywod.com for tips on improving your mobility and about icing! Personally, I find that fish oil is a... (more)

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by 271 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I have always had a fondness for drinking wine, but been noticing that lately my joints (and particularly my ankles) ache the morning after. Last night while entertaining friends, I managed to consume a whole bottle of rose. While I feel a little... (more)

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Caveman_formally_known_as_Dan 0 · September 06, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If wine makes you feel bad then don't drink it. You probably don't eat wheat due to inflammation so why drink if it causes inflammation. Find other means of recreation. Maybe knitting or something.

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by 163 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Hello all, I'm on a SCD type diet with plenty of meat and nutritious food. I used to have no energy, poor bowel and lots of problems. Everything is slowing getting much much better, I have constant energy throughout the day, it's like I'm a new... (more)

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matthew_5 0 · August 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I also have the issue with my wrists when I would spend hours sitting at the computer. I would crack them and it would sound like a mini firework was going off.When I started working out the loudness of the crack would go away but it was still... (more)

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by 514 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I have dry everything (joints, tendons, skin,etc..) since an acne med cycle a few years back. I grabbed a bottle of HA by Baxyl at Whole Foods. A quote on their website caught my eye: "It is also believed that contemporary humans ingest far less... (more)

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Natty 0 · April 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Hyaluronic acid combined with aloe Vera juice (my understanding is that the aloe acts as a catalyst) is a great way to rehydrate joints very quickly. Of course, the whole food sources such as bone broths are best but if your having issues with... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Hello Just out of the blue well, gradually getting more present I feel very calm, too calm, i feel like i've got a slow reaction time, and i'm zoning out. I feel the need to put pressure on my joints, it's some kind of weird fatigue i've never... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 09, 2012 at 4:26 AM

Make sure you eat enough carbs (e.g. fruits, tubers). If not, that's the reason probably.

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by 315 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I experienced sudden onset joint pain about 6 years ago, while stationed overseas. Since, I've had pretty chronic joint pain (for a 25 year old), including locking joints. I've been tested for everything over the past 5 years, and the first... (more)

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Dextery 0 · December 13, 2011 at 12:56 AM

You need your doc to test your blood for Epstein Bar Virus as this virus can lay dormant for years and then cause autoimmune diseases such as arthritis in the connective tissues as well as thyroiditis later in life....but yours may be very active... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I have been having these cracking joints and muscle/tendon pain, which I posted about here some time ago here. Since I've been having cold hands and feet to go along with these symptoms, I thought these problems could be related to bad blood... (more)

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Cutbert 0 · January 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM

i hate to tell you this but you may want to have your Dr check your blood for a thyroid condition. i have hypothyroid and those are the symptoms i have.

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by 11683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

My friend says if he eats a salty meal, like sushi with soy sauce, or proscuitto or sausage, his hands feel different - not sore, but like it's harder to grip his water glass. I've never heard of this before. What's the science behind it?

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Nance 0 · December 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I agree with Loon--when I had those symptoms I thought it might be salt but they went away when I stopped eating wheat; my salt intake was also lower, so I can't be 100% sure but ancestral eating is definitely a cure for me. When I first saw this... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I have been eating paleo for over 2 months now. But for over a month now I have been experiencing cracking joints (crepitus). It started with my feet and ankle's which give a cracking sound every time I walk normally without my shoes on. After... (more)

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Dr_Cate 0 · November 25, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I've heard this from patients and another doctor friend who went paleo (from reading my book Deep Nutrition, so per some it's not paleo b/c she still includes lots of dairy). I believe the common thread for all of them was twofold.... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Just like when you crack your knuckles, I often times feel the need to crack my chest. It's not the center of my chest, but more of on the right side/corner is where it cracks. I've had this for quite awhile now (maybe less than a year). It... (more)

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none 0 · October 29, 2011 at 1:16 AM

I know of a physical therapist who calls this a subluxed rib. He says that if your try hanging from a pull-up bar with hands in chin-up position. Sometimes this helps. I have no links or sites - this is just what he says to me verbally.

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by 3717 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Has anyone ever experienced joint pain from the use of whey protein or other dairy? I've used various forms of protein powders after working out for years but less so since moving toward a Paleo approach about 2 years ago. I've always experienced... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · October 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM

I think you'll have to give it a serious test via elimination. As best as you're able, have one month where you DON'T take it, and the next month keep EVERYTHING the same and start incorporating it again - it's the "keep everything the same" part... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

hi. i am interested in building stronger joints. i currently weight train daily and consume1+gr. of vit c+lots of protein and fat on a vlc diet. how can i increase joint health?i often experience cracking joints and think something can't be right... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · October 14, 2011 at 5:18 PM

This gelatin works great as a supplement, I think a few people on here use it (including myself). http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/index.php Also, making your own bone broths should help things too. (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hi, I am wondering if the above is correlated? When supplementing with olive oil(or other 0-3 containing substance and minimizing 0-6s) within a given period I have noticed that my jonts aren't as "cracked" as otherwise. Is inflammation the cause... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · September 28, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I believe what you are trying to ask is this: Is it possible that optimizing your nutrition (via increased omega 3-containing foods, et al) is somehow decreasing the apparent cracking of joints that you normally experience? If that is your... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I am an avid weightlifter(have yet to get into the olympic-style but have been powerlifting for some time). My question is how to BUILD the ligaments/cartilage at the joints other than through weight-training(all varieties). I have contemplated... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · September 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM

vit c is needed for collagen synthesis so make sure you get enough

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I started to have this problem when I moved to low carb diet (~50g per day) + exercise. Exercise was mainly very very fast walk, 30min - 1h per day with some ocassional HIIT (2 times per week). The goal was to loose some pounds which I succeeded... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · September 12, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I've had Crepitus in my knees pretty much my whole life and didn't really think anything of it - everyone in my family has creepy creeky knee action. Since CrossFit/Paleo I've actually noticed some improvement, not sure why. The change in diet?... (more)

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by 2435 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I've been really stiff lately. I've also been cheating a lot. Almost daily. Anyhow, I've been unusually stiff, especially in my lower body. Anytime I get up from sitting or lying I'm really stiff, and it takes quite a bit of time to go away, if it... (more)

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PKN 0 · July 21, 2011 at 1:20 AM

gluten causes inflamation, looks like the obvious answer to me. Bread makes my joints hurt too, so even as I eat the once in a while burger, I know I am going to hurt a little for a couple of days from it.

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by 2949 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Over the past several weeks my jaw pops every time I move it. It's to the point now where Im constantly opening my mouth to pop it and pretend I'm yawning so people don't think I'm a crazy person. Its sore and tight and sometimes doesn't pop but... (more)

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KristenM 0 · July 19, 2011 at 10:21 PM

In addition to the massage therapist, you really need to be eating more gelatin. It's essential for joint/cartilage health. Traditionally, it came to us in the form of home made slow-cooked bone broths when our ancestors conscientiously ate nose... (more)

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by 396 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I've never experienced crepitus since going paleo. I've also been experiencing persistant pain in my ankles for the past week. Is it possible that since my inflamation & water retention have gone down that there is added strain on my joints? I... (more)

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Allendbrook 0 · January 16, 2013 at 6:31 AM

The person who said crepitus was air under the skin is not entirely wrong. Crepitus can refer to either that or the sound of grinding broken bone and cartilage. Neither one is a good sign. Joint crepitus something worth worrying about. It means... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

My question is how much calcium should an average height/build, metabolically active young man have and what are some physical signs/symptoms of excess and deficiency? I have relied on the following signs to gauge my calcium intake... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I think Calcium supplementation is unneeded for most fit people. It is needed for those who are obese and for older americans with osteopenia or porosis but even there I dont use a whopping dose. I push Magnesium way more. 1000mgs a day is... (more)

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by 6235 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Just wondering if I was the only one who had this problem, my joints ache when I cheat with sugar. I am not sure why. Any theories?

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g_ 0 · June 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

This happens to me too, tho i can't say i'm absolutely sure it's the sugar, it may be the medium (i never eat straight sugar, natch). I do reckon it's an inflammatory response, as others have mentioned. I wonder about the mechanism, and if it... (more)

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by 5768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I'm running into some joint pain even after taking 2 weeks off from lifting. Mainly in my knuckles, elbows and shoulders. Most likey do to my desk job and being glued to a computer. Any of you take joint supplementation?

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FanOfSunshine 0 · April 24, 2011 at 7:43 PM

My husband has been giving our dog glucosamine for dogs because he has Wobblers Disease which affects large breed dogs, and eventually they are unable to get up (affects their joints and are unable to use their limbs). Therefore, being bedridden... (more)