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Wow this is all interesting, since I too am experincing on top of my right foot and sometimes my left foot.My chiropractor has adjusted my hips, ankles and foot to elevate the pain.I sure hope it just because of the weight causing this joint pain.

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My orthopedist said that for every one pound of weight we carry, we put four pounds of stress on our knees. My right knee was hurting so much prior to my sleeve that I was preparing myself for knee replacement surgery. Since I have lost a good bit of weight (~60 pounds), I have no more pain in my knee. It is still damaged, and I still baby it, but I do not suffer under the ~240 pounds of excess pressure (60 x 4) on it that I did before my weight loss. Thank you, sleeve!

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Well I had my hip surgery on 12/9/13 i am almost 7 weeks out from surgery and I feel good hard getting back into my exercise and eating but everyday is a new start. I have lower back pain dont know whats up with that but all is well. I know I gain a couple of pounds not more than 5 which is my max allowance. Sry it took me so long to respond I would love to know how you folks are doing?

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Hello all, it's Lacunn711 from just outside Cincinnati. I don't know about you all but I'm so sick of the snow!!! Next Wednesday is my last visit to meet my 6 month requirement. I have about 85 pounds to lose, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis in my hands, wrist, back, knees, which the ortho wants to do a knee replacement on after already having two hip replacement. My spine specialist is who referred me to Dr. Curry. I do have concerns about gain the weight back, Hair loss, and I have yet to hear about a good bariatric support group in Cincy. Between not being about to workout because of the pain and swelling, depression over my weight, feeling old an ugly, and the snow I wondering if I'll ever feel better bodily and emotionally. Sorry ladies I'm feeling a little sorry for myself.

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hi all....I have developed gout...must be due to the high Protein diet...my knees are better..due to less weight...

.but now I cant take NSAIDS...my doctor is against paracetamol also....how do we manage...its easy to say dont take pain killers.

i am going for knee transplant in oct.

Edited by hopeful2 be slim

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At a year out I have been approved by my bariatric surgeon to use NSAIDS!

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Arts137,

I have osteoarthritis in both knees and L hip. The best thing that was prescribed for me was a medication called Voltaren gel. It's applied directly to your knees. It's anti inflammatory in nature, but without the hazard of wrecking your pouch!

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Fiddleman,

What Is the name of the shirt you wear that helps correct your posture?

My mom has scoliosis so bad that she's pretty much bent over at the waist. I've ben looking into braces for her but your"shirt" sounds amazing.

Thanks for any information that you can provide.

Pjb

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Fiddleman, What Is the name of the shirt you wear that helps correct your posture? My mom has scoliosis so bad that she's pretty much bent over at the waist. I've ben looking into braces for her but your"shirt" sounds amazing. Thanks for any information that you can provide. Pjb

sure, the shirt is made by Intelliskin and about $100. Amazing shirt. I have two, It has worked well and I don't need them any longer for correcting posture. However, I still like using them during workouts because it makes for good compression and keeps reminding me to depress the scapula, relax the traps and more. While my posture is pretty good now and my upper back relaxed, the residual spinal degeneration is still there at the apex points. Not much I can do about that (or is there?), but having a good posture makes it more tolerable without pain meds (it has been months since my last NSAID). I hope the shirt helps your mom.

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