Sudden knee pain, sign of aging?

Philippines
February 15, 2013 5:31am CST
Yesterday, my left knee suddenly feel pain. It makes me difficult to go upstair and sit down. I don't know what is the real cause. Until now the pain is there but only a bit. Last time I took test for uric acid they found out that mine is on the upper border limit already. I think this is the reason for giving me such pain. So I apply ointment and liniment on my knee to dissolve the possible uric acid that has been crystalized and it seems to be effective. Is this already a sign of aging that I feel the so-called arthritis? I am only 31. What do you think mylotters? Good day!
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@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
Do you know that even young adult can have arthritis? It is brought about the choices of food that you take and also, genetics could be a factor. How often to do experience it? And how long did it last? What is your diet? Have a urinalysis taken and see if you have high uric acid. That would cause pain in the joints.
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
It is not that frequent. actually this is the first time I felt this on my left knee. Before it was only on my right knee. MAybe, I really got hgh uric acid in my body because I used to eat foods high in uric acid. Juts remebered, that the night before I felt this pain in left knee, we had soybean curd or tokwa for our dinner.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
That is one thing I can do for now. I think coconut is also high in uric acid according to natural doctors as well as shellfish.
@chiyosan (30191)
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
My boyfriend is 33 and he had his knees check up because he is feeling pain in his knees.. he has troubles going up and down the stairs. SO WHEN HE HAD HIS KNEES CHECKED...he found out that he had miniscus tear... so apparently on his many basketball tournaments he got his knees injured so the problem was it is painful for him too because of the weather and he also had some cryatals forming in his joints so that was the uric acid. Now he has to watch what he eats to avoid the uric acids forming again and again. I think it is not about age... when you are on ly 31 id say its the lifestyle. Better see doctor and know what was causing the pain. It can be different for people. I had friend too who had pain in her knees we were joking about it but it turned out to be bone cancer. I do jot want to scare you but just consult a professional so you can be sure.
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
Yes, weather greatly affects the uric acid because it crystallizes in cold conditions making those deposited in between joints to get hurt. Yes, maybe lifestyle is a high factor of experiencing such conditions that was being felt by oldies before.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Thanks for that wonderful information. I am now on my wiehgt-loss goal and I hope it could help a lot. Also, I am trying to take more water now to flush out any uric acid deposits. Like what you said, such foods should be avoided which I am doing right now.
@gerald_lian (2188)
• Australia
15 Feb 13
If it is indeed due to high uric acid that is contributing to the pain, then you most likely have the arthritic condition known as gout. Certain foods can contribute to high uric acid levels in the body, mainly red meats and to a lesser extent white meats, liver and kidney. Hence, if you eat much of these food, it might be a good idea to reduce intake and see if it helps. If your symptoms persist, check with your local GP to get the pain diagnosed because it could be anything. Good day to you too!
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
As of now, I feel better than the other day. I am also trying to reduce intake of foods high in uric acid and increase the intake of high in collagen foods. Also, I am taking diuretic medicine and increase water intake too to release help cleanse and flush out uric acid.
@sona22 (1430)
• India
15 Feb 13
You should consult a doctor for proper diagnosis. There are several causes which may result such pain. This may be from a hurt/uric acid etc. A doctor is a right person to confirm. Taking supplements for uric acid and arthritis has a good effect. Regular exercise is very important.
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
I think I have to start my early morning jogging routine now. I am already changing my eating habits. I am searching for some alternatives. Maybe, I might consult a doctor regardign this matter.
@Raine38 (11503)
• United States
15 Feb 13
Arthritis can struck even those people who we think are young enough to get them. Nowadays, we hear of young kids getting "old folks' diseases" because of poor eating habits and the way we abuse our bodies due to our lifestyles. It is a good thing that you took the test at least that's something to start and it can help you what to watch out for. I think applying ointments will help ease the pain but it would also be much better if you can consult a doctor for proper diagnosis. You know, just to make sure that it is not brought about by something else.
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
Yes, there are many young now that experiencing diseases that experience by oldies before. It might be due to lifestyles now. I am listening to natural medicine program and I heard a lot of recommendations there that helps in reducing uric acid. I hope it will be effective.
• India
15 Feb 13
I am facing same situation these days, i am also 31. i must agree that i was very irregular about my food and was very less cautious about health. i think same thing should be with you. you should keep an eye on your diet and schedule, do some regular exercise as well, please see some orthopedic.
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
We really need to change our lifestyle particularly in eating which has been considered a major part in what affects our health now or elese, we will be in a bigger trouble.
@laydee (12801)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
I think it's arthritis. My brother who's younger than you (aged 27) even has that. I guess it's because of the lifestyle that we get these days. We tend to have more pains than our grandparents and parents did when they were younger. Let's live a healthier life then! Have a great mylot experience ahead!
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
Yes, that is very true. There had been a great changes in our lifestyle today. I remember that there are some at age of mid-20s got a heart attack which often happened to oldies. I think I should better change my lifestyle to a healthier one.
@ARIES1973 (11472)
• Legaspi, Philippines
15 Feb 13
Hi asdomencil! Maybe we should watch our food intake. Applying ointment can only offer temporary relief. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
Yes, ti will only gives temporary relief but it helps reduce the pain. Now, I feel better.
@caopaopao (12738)
• China
15 Feb 13
In this case, eating less bean products such as soya-bean milk and beancurd. My husband had a high uric acid several years ago, and I remembered it's because we drank too much soya-bean milk during that period, then when we stopped, the uric acid reduced to normal. Maybe yours has the different reason, but I hope you can feel better soon.
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
Yes, having high uric acid in the body, you should avoid beans particularly soybean and soybean products. According to natural medicine, seeded fruits and veggies is also prohibited except if you remove the seeds. Furthermore, coffee is also claimed by natural medicines to have high uric acid content. Good thing I had already changed my coffee to rice coffee instead of the traditional one.