Hi this is my first post on here. I am having quite a bit of pain and inflamation in my knees. One whole leg is swollen but the other hurts worse. It feels like I have been doing heavy weight squats in the muscles around the knees and also like Ive hyper-extended them. All weird. No recent trauma, no squats etc. However, if I were to say what was the weakest thing on me it would be the knees. But nothing diblitating.
This all began when I cut out all sugar in my diet. I IF keto diet and have lost 6 lbs since 1/2/17. All good right? I have always eaten pretty clean. No bread, potatoes, rice, pasta… I eat a portion of protein and a LOT of salad and some cooked veggies. The only thing I have changed is no sugar and the frequency of eating. From 3 meals a day to 1.
Since I have been seeing this problem, I have not eaten nuts, dairy or anything mentioned here to cause inflammation. I don’t drink sodas. I haven’t introduced any new food. I’m baffled. Today, I had Xray & Ultrasound on knees and it shows fluid. Go figure.
I use sea salt. Take mineral supplements, nutriional yeast for B vitamins…I’ve tried pumping up the volume on Potasium and Magnesum. Drinking bone broth to help. Cartlidge supplement. I was fortunate and never had keto flu, cramps etc. I feel great, it’s just this darn joint and muscle pain.
Hard to negotiate stairs, toilet etc. I’m only 20 lbs overweight. I did this to get healthy. I figured getting the weight off would help my knees- not make them this painful.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what helped?
Thanks in advance!