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Knee pain

Pain in your knee can arise from a variety of problems.

Some foods can increase inflammation and discomfort, whilst others can actually reduce it and relieve pain. Discover which foods you should eat fewer of (some might surprise you) and what you should eat more of instead, when suffering from muscle & joint pain.

Discover suprising foods you should avoid


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  • Eric Jessop 's photo avatar
    Eric Jessop — 04.09.2017 17:16
    Excellent information direct and to the point


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 05.09.2017 10:28
      Thank you Eric, that's kind of you.


  • Pam thomson's photo avatar
    Pam thomson — 31.08.2017 11:35
    I play comp tennis every week. I am a 68 year old healthy woman. I also walk daily. Recently my knees are both a bit achy and sometimes a pain hits my knee cap but doesn't continue .This happens when i run and stop suddenly. I give my knees a rub with a menthol type cream before tennis. Should I be resting my knees and not playing tennis for a while.


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 01.09.2017 17:02
      Hello Pam While we can't diagnose you, it sounds like Patellar tendonitis. This is the tendon your knee cap sits upon and it's sometimes inflamed by walking downhills and sudden stopping movements (both load the knee at the front). Try flatter walks and perhaps swim for a couple of weeks to keep fit and you should be better. Our Atrogel should help control the inflammation and pain from flare-ups in the meantime but I do prefer to let sports injuries 'express themselves' on the whole, so you use the discomfort as a guide to healing progress.


  • Lynn's photo avatar
    Lynn — 26.08.2017 00:51
    I have sharp knee pain in both knees especially the right one on the side what could it be ,as the pain spreads down the leg can't put much pressure on them


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 29.08.2017 12:42
      Hello Lynn Your pain could be related to a number of the causes mentioned in the article, so we are unable to diagnose you over the internet. You'll need to see a doctor or physiotherapist for that and the diagnosis will determine your next step. Our Atrogel may be of great help for the pain but it is best combined with some remedial work.


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