Doug- I agree with Pete & Scoobs, pain is there for a reason, you need to listen to it- ease off a bit, try some ice and some Ibuprofen and wait for the pain to settle. Scoobs I am glad someone else found going back to the rigid brace for sleeping helpful- I am quite an 'active sleeper' -not only was the expensive adjustable brace uncomfortable in bed but I was also worried that moving around I might bend or break some of the plastic projecting levers that adjust the dial.
Is anyone using Glucosamine or Turmeric as anti-inflammatories?
@catinthehat...I tried Glucosamine a long time ago prior to having my knee replaced (I had had a medial and lateral menisectomy the old fashioned way years ago), post surgery I developed severe degenerative arthritis in that knee. You know, bone on bone, the whole deal. Anyway, glucosamine didn't do a bit of good and I used it for a very long time hoping it would give me some relief. All it did was relieve my wallet. Now, that is not to say that others may have been helped. I think my knee was just too far gone. I've only used turmeric in curry preparation, so I don't know about the other aspect. Sounds interesting.