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"lost ankle cartilige" and ankle rebuild op being the only answer!!


1 Feb 2010 @ 10:15AM

Sorry ..... Dave (I was looking at your Post name)


1 Feb 2010 @ 10:14AM


Doctors only speak of what they know; they are only one track of many heading to the same station. They should speak with caution, not assurance given that they have been proven wrong many times and their science is equally inexact. Why don't you try some of the suggestions above, and you can Google holistic healing of anything. I know the Bioptron light has saved many people from hip and knee replacements if there's been any cartilage left.

Don't lose hope - keep looking and asking and researching.



29 Jan 2010 @ 10:52AM

Hi, I was told yesterday by a doctor that stem cells can only repair cartilige and my ankle hasn't got enough cartilige to repair, have any of you heard of the same thing and is that true?
I am 21 years old and damaged my ankle during football with my friends, it would be a huge bummer to know theirs no hope and i don't fancy the surgery and i can manage quite well at the moment.

Many thanks Dave.


12 Jan 2010 @ 14:45PM

Thanks to all replies I shall try the collagen and see how it goes as the glucosamine strenght and purity these days is too much for the system. Re stem cell i look forward to what it can provide, but suspect more needy serious disease people out there will get priority and rightly so, but fingers crossed as they say Thanks again for such interest to reply Very grateful ...buksang


12 Jan 2010 @ 11:55AM

Have you tried glucosamine with turmeric? The glucosamine rebuilds cartilage while the turmeric reduces inflammation. I use a product produced by USANA and I think it's excellent. E-mail me if you want more info.


8 Jan 2010 @ 14:27PM

I agree that ankle fusion should be avoided if at all possible. I understand however that in advanced stages some people are in such pain that serious loss of mobility is preferable.

I do not exclude any option but once the cartilage has worn away it seems to me that a lot of interventions are like closing the stable door too late.

As I said the best bet is to manage the pain as best as possible and hope that stem cell regrowth will work in the near future. Ultimately of course I cannot tell anyone how they should manage their pain and if they decide upon fusion or replacement that is up to them.


8 Jan 2010 @ 11:07AM

Look at the Anti tnf treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis posting: I've written things about the Bioptron light which may help your case, especially with regard to problems of scar tissue and pain. I've got a friend whose ankle was fused and you wouldn't believe the number of things she can no longer do which she took for granted before....


7 Jan 2010 @ 18:39PM

You can of course try the standard supplements such as fish oil, glucosamine and chondroitin but their effects seem to be variable.

Otherwise for severe arthritis you are looking at pain managment with drugs or major surgery i.e fusion or total ankle replacement.

Outside of that you could look up Orthokine therapy which is basically injecting your own blood which has been spun in a centrifuge to enhance its anti inflammatory properties. There is science behind such injections but Orthokine is only available in Germany and if it were that effective you would think that it would be adopted world wide.

Finally if you can hold on, stem cells offer the best hope in future that it will be possible to regrow the essential cartilage.



7 Jan 2010 @ 12:51PM

My old dad has been taking collagen capsules for his painful knee and is at last walking around with greatly decreased pain and much more mobility.

His Bioptron light didn't work this time because he had bone grating against bone and it can't build what is not there. The collagen seems to have done wonders though.


6 Jan 2010 @ 11:23AM

Just realised someone has answered my post!! Thank you.. I know a very good homeopath who is aware of my ankle issues but didn't persue it I shall ask when i next see him Thanks again anyway for taking the trouble to answer. I am still able to walk reasonably well and play golf but it quickly stiffens up etc but little pain so thankful The surgeon was good in sofar as said when your back is to the wall come and see me and we can either give you another cortisone injection or go for full ankle replacement!!! Martin Bushell


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