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    Knee Problems in Korat

    All the different hospitals have their different special areas .
    And I am getting constant knee pain . Both knees.
    Do you know to which hospital in Korat I should apply for a diagnosis ?


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    Have you tried alternative theraphy such as stem cells or PRP therapy?

    A few of my friends have had it done and it really works.

    https://www.google.co.th/search?q=Su...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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    I've not tried anything at all , Loy . Most of my time I'm in England and I think stem cell might be a very slow process to get into .
    If it's a possibility in Thailand I'd be willing to try .
    Where do I go in Korat ?

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    Only in Bangkok and Pattaya Wasp.

    Read the website I sent you and yes, without any operations or invasive surgery this process works using your own rebuilding system.

    I could put you in contact with one of the leading doctors in the world in this field.

    Just PM me.

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    I had tendonitis (of the knees) dunno if that's what you have, but I cured mine though doing squats (emphasizing the eccentric phase of the movement) 4-6 seconds down, 2 seconds up to failure.

    Glucosamine did absolutely nothing for me... I took Astaxanthin, mega-dose of vitamin c (lypo-spheric) together with L-Lysine along with too many other supps to mention.

    It took about 1 year to overcome it... what I learned was you have to do just enough exercise to slowly strengthen the supporting muscles of your legs, while not doing so much as to
    further damage and regress... it's a fine balance of the perfect amount of specific exercise - along with adequate rest.

    Also, not only do you need to strengthen your quads, but also your lower back, while stretching your hamstrings... I learned so much about my body, that's it's not invincible... I'm much more healthy minded than before. Lost 10 kg in the process (which helped take pressure off my knees as well)...

    tendons are very hard to heal... take a lot of time once they are damaged (months, or years).... worst thing you can do is avoid exercise... like I said, it's the right type of exercise, coupled with rest - nutrition, that will eventually heal your knees...

    Anyway, this speel is only helpful if you have tendonitis....

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    I had gout in a knee
    Orthopedist from Saint Mary hospital did the right tests: urine, blood, xray,....
    He did the right diagnose
    and after 6 months the right medication: gout is gone.
    very happy

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    You go to the Suranaree University of Technology just outside Korat. There's a Orthopedic Surgeon there called Dr Bura who operated on me and I highly recommend him. Speaks good English too. Dr Bura worked prior at the Military hospital.

    Only 2 good hospitals in Korat IMO. The Uni one above and Fort Suranaree Military Hospital.

    http://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-a...atchasima.html (What's the best Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima ?)

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    Wasp, we don't know how heavy you are for your height. The extra weight on your knees is obviously the first thing to look at. Losing it, that is.

    Then before doing anything extreme like stem cell therapy or having surgery, just work your way own the list of things to do, starting from the simplest and going towards the complex.

    When you have a slight problem with your car engine, you don't replace the engine immediately, do you ? You start with the spark plugs and move down the list...

    PS....when you try squats, do not let your legs go more than at 90 degree angles. If you go right down till your hamstrings and calves actually touch, it opens up your knee joints, which is really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    I had tendonitis (of the knees) dunno if that's what you have, but I cured mine though doing squats (emphasizing the eccentric phase of the movement) 4-6 seconds down, 2 seconds up to failure.

    Glucosamine did absolutely nothing for me... I took Astaxanthin, mega-dose of vitamin c (lypo-spheric) together with L-Lysine along with too many other supps to mention.

    It took about 1 year to overcome it... what I learned was you have to do just enough exercise to slowly strengthen the supporting muscles of your legs, while not doing so much as to
    further damage and regress... it's a fine balance of the perfect amount of specific exercise - along with adequate rest.

    Also, not only do you need to strengthen your quads, but also your lower back, while stretching your hamstrings... I learned so much about my body, that's it's not invincible... I'm much more healthy minded than before. Lost 10 kg in the process (which helped take pressure off my knees as well)...

    tendons are very hard to heal... take a lot of time once they are damaged (months, or years).... worst thing you can do is avoid exercise... like I said, it's the right type of exercise, coupled with rest - nutrition, that will eventually heal your knees...

    Anyway, this speel is only helpful if you have tendonitis....
    Well ...... originally I was trying to find a hospital who can tell me exactly that . A diagnosis . Is it tendonitis ?
    It might just be me spending too much time recently squatted down tiling walls !
    If I have a break maybe it will just be that . I hope . Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by importford View Post
    I had gout in a knee
    Orthopedist from Saint Mary hospital did the right tests: urine, blood, xray,....
    He did the right diagnose
    and after 6 months the right medication: gout is gone.
    very happy
    It's strange isn't it ? I read your post ....... very happy with St Mary ..... so I looked it up and I find criticisms !!! Strange how that happens . I once went to an unknown little hospital in run-down Nonthai and it was excellent ! Thanks importford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    You go to the Suranaree University of Technology just outside Korat. There's a Orthopedic Surgeon there called Dr Bura who operated on me and I highly recommend him. Speaks good English too. Dr Bura worked prior at the Military hospital.

    Only 2 good hospitals in Korat IMO. The Uni one above and Fort Suranaree Military Hospital.

    http://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-a...atchasima.html (What's the best Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima ?)

    That's EXACTLY what this guy said too !

    https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic...ital-in-korat/

    Thanks Prags .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Wasp, we don't know how heavy you are for your height. The extra weight on your knees is obviously the first thing to look at. Losing it, that is.

    Then before doing anything extreme like stem cell therapy or having surgery, just work your way own the list of things to do, starting from the simplest and going towards the complex.

    When you have a slight problem with your car engine, you don't replace the engine immediately, do you ? You start with the spark plugs and move down the list...

    PS....when you try squats, do not let your legs go more than at 90 degree angles. If you go right down till your hamstrings and calves actually touch, it opens up your knee joints, which is really bad.
    Latindancer ...... I'm heavy . I'm definitely heavy . And I don't know why because I truly don't eat a lot . Maybe it's because I used to play football at least 4 times a week and I loved Squash and especially Tennis . But now I can do none of these .
    Can't even play Golf because the swinging action puts my back out !!!

    Oh woe is me .

    Poor poor me.

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    Stop doing whatever movement created the pain in the first place... more repetition will prolong your recovery.

    Rest it first, ice - then heat... I alternated cold packs with a hot water bottle (stimulates blood blow/healing)...

    Then slowly do those super slow squats (wide stance) stretch your hamstrings... it's a good excuse to go out hard core

    with your health...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    I had tendonitis (of the knees) dunno if that's what you have, but I cured mine though doing squats (emphasizing the eccentric phase of the movement) 4-6 seconds down, 2 seconds up to failure
    Wow. Who'd have thought you could cure tendonitis by giving someone the best BJ of their life

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    55 I knew that was coming..

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    OP. If the doc recommends surgery, get a 2nd, and 3rd, opinion. I had shrapnel in my knee that gave me years of intermittent pain. One doc pushed hard for surgery (back when knee surgery was very intrusive). A 2nd doc said, ride it out for a few years and check on the position of the shrapnel periodically...shrapnel moves around, which can be good, or bad.

    In time, the shrapnel worked its way to the surface, and I extracted it myself with a sharp knife, and needlenose pliers. End of problem.

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    Farkin' 'ell... that's hard core, mate!

    reminds me of Rambo...

    Agree with DK (also known as Rambo )... try to avoid surgery if at all possible...


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    Sounds like your old sports injuries coming back to haunt you.

    Look for a thread on here from Chitty Chang Chang on TURMERIC or scour the web.

    He swears by it and after years of not being able to run he is now in training for the Stoke marathon , although he also claims brussel sprouts are the new viagra

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    [QUOTE=NZdick1983;3710382

    ]Farkin' 'ell... that's hard core, mate!

    /QUOTE]

    Not really. Didn't even have to stitch it up; just some butterfly sutures covered with gauze for a day or two. I did the same 'surgery' on my brother a few years later. He had a lump in his neck that was worrying him - turned out of be several hunks of shrapnel that had migrated from chest wounds from an RPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post

    Look for a thread on here from Chitty Chang Chang on TURMERIC or scour the web.
    This is another good starting point. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, and inflammation could well be the cause. Apart from an actual structural problem, that is.....in which case a good diagnosis (as you stated you are looking for) is what you need. Luckily doctors and X-rays are cheap in Thailand.

    Squatting whilst tiling is awful for the knees. If you were kneeling on the ground that's bad enough, but squatting will have opened up the joint slightly and aggravated it. Think of it : your calf pressing against your hamstring is the pivot point of a lever system.


    Go to a doctor for an opinion, then have an X-ray and if it shows nothing, consider taking a few anti-inflammatories for a week or so. There is no risk from them in the short term; people only get digestion problems in the long term. Celebrex is possibly the most widely used and well-tolerated. Try a few. You can probably get them over the counter in Thailand.
    I keep a few handy and last time I had a bad back they fixed it overnight.

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

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    In time, the shrapnel worked its way to the surface, and I extracted it myself with a sharp knife, and needlenose pliers. End of problem.

    I can only say " BLOODY HELL , DAVIS !!!!!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    This is another good starting point. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, and inflammation could well be the cause. Apart from an actual structural problem, that is.....in which case a good diagnosis (as you stated you are looking for) is what you need. Luckily doctors and X-rays are cheap in Thailand.

    Squatting whilst tiling is awful for the knees. If you were kneeling on the ground that's bad enough, but squatting will have opened up the joint slightly and aggravated it. Think of it : your calf pressing against your hamstring is the pivot point of a lever system.


    Go to a doctor for an opinion, then have an X-ray and if it shows nothing, consider taking a few anti-inflammatories for a week or so. There is no risk from them in the short term; people only get digestion problems in the long term. Celebrex is possibly the most widely used and well-tolerated. Try a few. You can probably get them over the counter in Thailand.
    I keep a few handy and last time I had a bad back they fixed it overnight.
    I'm getting far more help than I expected .

    OK ----- No more tiling for at least a week .
    ALSO --- I went to a 7/11 this evening and bought some Turmeric .
    If those two steps solve it I'm a lucky ( and grateful ) insect !!!


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    Turmeric is not very strong....it is a long-term thing. But it's great you got it.

    Best way to check if it is an inflammatory condition is to take some Celebrex tablets for a few days. They're quite harmless in the short term, and probably the most commonly used anti-inflammatory.

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    For what it's worth: Glucosamine worked for me.
    I had an old football injury since 1970.
    Really flared up when i went skiing or running downhills.
    Doctor suggested I try glucosamine.
    Took a month to show results but then the pain went away.
    Doctors tell me it can't harm you as it's all natural and creates a spider web effect around the joints so that fluids can collect there and lubricate.
    I'd at least try it for a month or two before any surgery.
    Good luck.

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