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Old 10-04-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
Niamh Marie O'Leary-Liu
Dojo: Aikido of Ramapo Valley
Location: New Jersey, USA
Join Date: Oct 2004
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Re: muso shinden ryu

Thanks Bruce. That book is great to hear about since I've only ever seen a muso shinden ryu book written in Japanese.

As for achy knees, I can only speak from personal experience (no medical expertise) and say that what works for me, other than occasional ice packs and ibuprofen, is that I take a glucosamine / chondroitin supplement for joint flexibility. You're supposed to take it consistently for something like 4-6 weeks before you notice any improvement. A more unusual treatment: back in my schooldays, I made some post-soccer-practice visits to the sports/physical therapist for an ultrasound massage on a damaged knee. Also, don't know if it's relevant to you, but I try to stay away from spending too much time in extremely high heels.

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