Got diagnosed with Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition...anybody know about this?

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  1. McEnborg

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    "CPPD develops when calcium pyrophosphate crystals build up in a joint. Crystals deposit first in the cartilage (the tissue that cushions inside joints) and can damage the cartilage. The crystals also can cause inflammation that leads to joint pain."

    I'm pushing 51 and just got my left knee drained of some fluid and then a cortisone shot injected into the joint. It feels much better. The thing is, I had it done last year on the other knee (although that one was much more swollen and more fluid was drained.

    Anyway, it's like gout, but a different crystallization process. Doesn't seem to respond to dietary changes.

    Any insights or comments? Thanks.
     
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    NSAIDs and occasionally steroids are used, not always very helpful but worth a try. There's no really definitive treatment presently.
     
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    Less dairy won't help?
     
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  6. ollinger

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    Not a dietary problem
     
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    Little out of the box thinking, but some gentle physical therapy may help.

    Reducing soft tissue restrictions, aligning any postural imbalances in the system can allow for things to "flow better", giving a better chance for any inflammation to be reabsorbed.

    Finding a good manual therapist to apply some compression and/or decompression to the region may also reduce pain symptoms.

    Gentle and comfortable light range of motion exercises such as knee extensions can help keep things limber and not as stiff.

    Obviously this is just for symptomatic care, won't necessarily help with the crystal formation.
     
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  9. McEnborg

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    Thanks for the input.
     
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  10. ttwarrior1

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    if u want the truth go listen to dr joel wallach, dr peter gliddon on youtube.

    This happens because of a calcium deficiency, not because of too much calcium.

    calcium gets leeched from your bones,gets into your blood stream and goes to injured areas.

    Yep a fat balding guy from kentucky just told you the truth.

    You fix this with liquid or powder calcium with magnesium, glucosamine, manganese and gelatin.
     
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