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Cartilage Repair Supplements?


#1

Hey all, I made a post a while back about my hurt wrist. I got an MRI Tuesday and was told it is a torn TFCC (wrist cartilage). It's been 6 months, the doctor says that it usually takes 3-6 months to heal and that since it's better now than it was when i hurt it, it means it's healing and surgery shouldn't (hopefully) be needed.

My question is are there any supplements that can help me heal my torn tfcc? I almost opted for surgery just because i want to be done with this, but the doctor says that logic tells him it is healing and just needs more time. I just want to know if there is anything I can do to help heal it?

Also, if anyone has any advice about anything at all that will help me get back into lifting faster it would be appreciated.


#2

Get a home ultra sound for about 175.00 and do it 3 times a day


#3

Clucosomine, MSM, Fish Oil, Cissus Rx, Animal Flex, Flameout


#4

ive heard shark cartilage is good too.


#5

It's often found in joint supplements. Shark cartilage or any type of cartilage does not get used in the body as cartilage. It's mostly to do with a placebo affect.


#6

why do you say that about shark cartilage? What do you base that one?


#7

the reason they sell shark cartlidge is because the shark is one of a few if not the only animal that does not suffer from arthritis .
glucosamine ,chondratin and msm IMO .


#8

I picked up the glucosamine and chondratin both before I read these responses, as well as got some more fish oil. Started taking those 3 days ago. I didn't get the msm because i hadn't heard that much about it in comparison to the glucosamine and chondratin when i researched this online. Is msm that helpful? Should I invest in it seperately then? I already have the glcuosamine, chondratin, and fish oil as i said so im wondering how much msm will benefit?


#9

I believe they researched that msn, glucosamin, and chondroitin together worked best than just taking one or the other. You find a lot of joint supplements with all three in one. To answer your question, MSM would help as its been researched to improve joint health. What I would do is wait till you finish what you have and buy a capsules with all three in one cap.