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Acupuncture

Many tips have been offered with suggested remedies for relief for knee arthritis. How about combining them?

I'm doing the following things – acupuncture and taking ginger with cinnamon (reading online it seems that it is recommended the cinnamon is taken with honey). Also, pilates, exercises as recommended by a physiotherapist, swimming once or twice a week (but not breaststroke), and kinesio taping (elastic therapeutic tape used by athletes).

I wear two knee braces to prevent sudden twists of the knee and use two poles when hiking or hill walking but no stick for general use.

I returned to glucosamine after a Dupuytren's but haven't noticed any appreciative difference from that.
Josephine Knight, Swanage, Dorset


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