Arthritis Knee Pain?

Why Do My Knees Hurt?

It's probably Arthritis.

Arthritis knee pain is the most common reasons for sore knees in the world.

Osteo arthritis knee pain is the most common.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, nearly 46 million Americans adults have arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children have it. And the numbers are climbing.

Arthritis Facts; Arthritis Foundation

  • Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15.
  • Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability.

When we talk of arthritis knee pain, most often we're referring to osteoarthritis knee pain, a degenerative joint disease most notably distinguished by the slow breaking down of the joint cartilage.

Many times osteoarthritis is caused by an old injury that has damaged cartilage; or it may be caused from everyday wear and tear, improper alignment, excessive weight, excessive activity, or overuse can cause cartilage to wear away.


When we talk of arthritis knee pain, most often we're referring to osteoarthritis knee pain, a degenerative joint disease most notably distinguished by the slow breaking down of the joint cartilage.

Many times osteoarthritis is caused by an old injury that has damaged cartilage; or it may be caused from everyday wear and tear, improper alignment, excessive weight, excessive activity, or overuse can cause cartilage to wear away.

Arthritis limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing for more than 7 million Americans.  Arthritis Facts; Arthritis Foundation

  • Arthritis results in 39 million physician visits and more than a half million hospitalizations.   Arthritis Facts; Arthritis Foundation
  • Costs to the U.S. economy totals $128 billion annually.   Arthritis Facts; Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis pain meds and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen are only short circuiting the problem. They help us keep going, but they do not help the problem. As a matter of fact, it is a medical fact that they do more harm than good. But they do decrease the pain.

So, what are we missing here? What isn't being done?

What Can Be Done?

Drink More Water? Oh Pleeeease...

But, could arthritis knee pain be affected by something as simple as drinking more water?

We can greatly affect the effects of this wear and tear by drinking water. Cartilage is 85% water.

If there is not enough water in our body (dehydration), then the cartilage shrinks and normal movement of the knee becomes abrasive resulting in the wearing down to the bone.

This is called 'bone on bone'.

Lose Some Weight? and Take Some Omega 3

Proper weight management is another tried and true principle for controlling arthritis knee pain.

Osteoarthritis is more common in men, but The Center for Disease Control reports that especially for women:

“Weight loss of as little as 11 pounds reduces the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis among women by 50%.”

Arthritis Rheum 1998;41(8):1343–1355. [Data source: Framingham Osteoarthritis Study]

Relieve the amount of stress on the knees by losing weight, supplement with Omega 3 and drink more water has helped millions to the road of medication free living.

The last step is to take care of the inflammation. Inflammation caused by arthritis is generally the underlying problem of arthritis knee pain. If you can't stop the inflammation, you can't stop the pain.

Addressing The Problem Where It Lives

  • Half of those Americans with arthritis don’t think anything can be done to help them. Arthritis Facts; Arthritis Foundation

To really make a difference when it comes to arthritis knee pain, you need to address the problem where it begins...

  • Re-hydration,
  • Lightening the load of body weight, and
  • Controlling inflammation causing Memory T-cells that attack the joint and cause inflammation and swelling.

Dr. Len Sands the director of the San Diego Clinic, reports on an overlooked, not-so-new discovery made by Dr. Harry W. Diehl at the National Institute of Health back in 1971. It is a little known, natural substance Cetyl Myristoleate or Cetylated Fatty Acids (also known as CFA, CMO or CM Complex) found in mice but absent in humans.

“There's never been anything like it before for arthritis.” states Dr Sands, “Instead of treating the symptoms of pain and inflammation, CMO capsules act directly against the cause of arthritis, the memory T-cells in your immune system that create the attacks against your joints. Once the error in your immune system is corrected by CMO, the attacks on your joints stop and the pain and inflammation should be relieved forever.”

Control the Memory T-Cells

Cetyl Myrsitoleateis called an Immunomodulator. Immunomodulators works to control immune Memory T-Cells that attack the joints and cause joint inflammation and swelling.

One month of cetyl myristoleate may be long enough for treatment.

Research shows in less sever cases, a couple of weeks of taking cetyl myristoleate is enough; for others it might take three or more months.

However, unlike NSAIDs, there are no know side effects. You may take it for the rest of your life if you want/need to.

It is also noteworthy that cetyl myristoleate (CFA, CMO, or CM Complex) has been found to works better when combined with other cetylated fatty acids and glucosamine than alone. Click Here

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HealthyHanna 21 months ago from Utah Author


Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is always best to check with your vet or your doctor before any treatment.

That being said,there have not been any adverse side effects with Cetyl Myristoleate that I am aware of. It is not like a pharmaceutical. It is not a drug... it is a natural compound and is considered more of a supplement... and effective supplement.

Thank you for your comment. Your advice and your experience is important.

Johnb694 2 years ago

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Peter Geekie 3 years ago from Sittingbourne

Dear Hannah,

A well written and interesting article on a common but painful problem

Voted up, useful and interesting.

Kind regards Peter

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Hiprecall1 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your fabulous post. It sounds interesting. Thanks a lot. I have checked over a few of your other articles and found some great information too.

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HealthyHanna 5 years ago from Utah Author

Zimmer NexGen Recall Thank you for your comment.

We have had excellent results using CM for arthritis knee pain. I hope it can help others. It is much safer than other over the counter meds for inflammation and pain, and works like a perscription.

Zimmer NexGen Recall 5 years ago

Such a good read especially the part where cetyl myristoleate was dsicussed.

Hip Replacement Recall 5 years ago

great resources.. been looking of this kind of tips to reduce the pain of my knee and im glad i found it... vote up for you.. =)

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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah Author

Paul W,

Thanks for stopping by. The thing I am most interested in is a replacement for ibuprofen. Taking ibuprofen over a long period of time causes awful stomach/intentional problems. I think my mother-in-law died from these side effects.

Paul W 6 years ago

Arthritis is horrible and you would hope they would have more of a way to get rid of it away from the very dangerous surgery.... come one people already!

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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah Author


Thanks for an additional solution to OA. Synovial fluid is a good choice. It is basicly rehydrating the joint. It is a great alternative. How bad does it hurt?

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I have terrible OA in my right knee from an old injury. I had a series of synovial fluid a few months ago, and they helped some.

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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah Author


Sorry to hear of your family's arthritis problem. Arthritis is an epidemic. They say, 'misery likes company', but I don't think most people with arthritis knee pain would wish it on anybody. There's not much comfort in knowing everybody has it.

It would be worth checking out cetyl myristoleate. Look for it at TreeSap

Jed 6 years ago

Great Information. I have several members of my family with Arthritis, I'll pass this information on to them. They're always in such pain - I would LOVE to see them find some relief.

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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah Author

Thanks for commenting. Most people haven't even heard of cetyl myristoleate (CM) but it has been around for years. I think there just has not been the marketing done, because it's value was found among doctors, who's focus was on doctoring and not marketing. :)

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Hanna, Great article. Arthritis is so prevalent and I was unaware of how effectiveness of cetyl myristoleatei. Thanks

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    Cetyl Myristoleate In The News

    • What About Using Cetyl Myristoleate Along With Other RA Medications?The participants of the study reported in Cetylated Fatty Acids Improve Knee Function in Patients with Osteoarthritis, continued with their prescribed medication while doing the test. It was concluded that "The CFA provided relief even for those individuals also receiving traditional medications. In summary, the use of a cetylated fatty acid complex improved knee range of motion and function in patients with OA of the knee of 5 to 6 years' duration."

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    Have you considered cleansing your liver?

    The liver plays an important part of over 500 functions in the body. of them is removing toxins from the body. In the case of Arthritis, along with its' joint discomfort, there is some evidence that detoxing the liver correlates with improvement. This is not meant to be a medical statement or recommendation. I am merely stating an observation which has some common sense in it.

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