Hi - I'm wondering if anyone had any thoughts or similar experiences that may help me,
I have some knee issues that i am loath to just put down to irreversible joint degeneration - i am only 33 after all! I have had medial knee pain in both knees get slowly worse over the last 3 years, been eating paleo for the last year. Used to play a lot of soccer on hard wood floors etc and ran some triathlons but never really went crazy with running and i have never been overweight.
So since going paleo and training paleo (without any running sprints as this aggravates the knees) I have seen many improvements in muscle mass, weight and energy stabilization but the knees keep getting worse. I have had x-rays which are normal, MRI however showed a horizontal tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and an associated cyst on the medial menisicus on one knee and some damage the other side in the same area but not severe enough to be called a tear.
Basically I am wondering what might be some of the best paleo inspired strategies for dealing with this or if anyone has had diet inspired success with meniscus injuries- at the very least i want to slow the decline. I am considering a surgical route to remove the torn areas but see this as the last resort as there are no guarantees for this type of tear that it will make the situation a lot better. I know a lot of people have these types of tears and never even know about them and they are common in older people but at 33 I hope I can do something to help them out...