Since I have lost all this weight, I have learned more and more about my body. One day, while walking home from work (wearing 5lb ankle weights on each ankle), my left knee started to give out on em. X-rays showed nothing. MRI showed a torn ACL (I was so proud - a sports related injury?!?!). The torn CL was chronic. I was told only surgery will take care of that. Surgery was not recommended for me, as I am not in constant pain. Continued weight loss (and developing the muscles) will alleviate the pain.
I then learned, that whenever I was in pain, it is always my left leg. Whether it is in the ankle, the knee, or the hip. X-rays were ordered in all areas, and this was when we learned I had arthritis. We also did an X-ray of my right shoulder. When working out with weights my trainer noticed that my form was awkward. Doing 25lb dumb bell curls put me in a lot of pain on that shoulder. I have mild arthritis there as well.
When I started experiencing pain in my left knee, my doctor recommended glucosimine MSM. He also gave me a prescription for some anti-arthritic med. This made me drowsy. He then gave me a prescription for Mobic. I only take these when I know I am going to be working out.
When shopping for glucosimine, there is always something on sale, so look for your Rite Aid, Walgreen's, etc. I get a product called Move Free
(get the one in the green box, contains the MSM). Also be sure to check Sunday coupons. There are always coupons for glucosimine products. The one I mentioned you will get a $5 off one every once in a while. AND, this Move Free is always on sale, buy 1 get 1 free