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Dad's Joint Pain


#1

My dad used to be a mechanical engineer, or something like that. I don't even know exactly what he did to this day, but I'm not here to describe my duties as a son.

Rather, I know he used to move stuff around a lot and he injured his rotator cuff. He got surgery on it, and to this day his ROM is still limited. He's far from a bodybuilder, and doesn't exercise, but I'm trying to help out his joint pain.

What I'm here to ask is should I get Glucosamine Chondroitin for him? I hear it's worked wonders and I really want to be able to help him out.

I think I'm going to get him ZMA as overall he's feeling a little sappy.

Thank you.

Are there any supplements that any of you can recommend to help my dad's joint pain etc?

Thanks,

My dad is currently 55.


#2

Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and MSM all work for me. I don't know what "sappy" feels like, so I don't know what you're trying to acheive with the ZMA.


#3

Speaking from a rather biased perspective, a good physical therapist will be able to fix that problem pretty easily. If you can get your primary care physician to give you a referral to PT, and if your insurance covers it, I would HIGHLY recommend physical therapy to alleviate your father's pathology.


#4

My dad actually has gone to PT and it hasn't really worked that well for him.

Health Insurance isn't covering it anymore either. Thanks.

Do any specific brands that sell Glucos/etc. matter? Or should they all be the same?

Thanks again!


#5

Here is what I use:

  1. Glucosamine (no chondroiten)
  2. MSM
  3. Fish Oil
    4 Wobenzymn

#6

My dad has same problem yet he has arthritis and diabetes. He takes Glucosamine, and fish oil caps all from walmart. They help, PT didn't help him either.


#7

May I ask does Fish Oil help that much?

Thanks