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Pip13Pip13 Posts: 36
Has anyone heard of gelatin helping to recover from joint injury? I have just completed a 200 mile charity bike ride over 2 days and my right knee is swollen and incredibly painful. I am taking anti inflamatorys and have it supported. Have never suffered from knee pain in the past (not even a twinge) Someone has suggested that gelatin might help the recovery. Is this nonsense or credible science?
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  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    Nonsense

    Use R.I.C.E.

    R--rest
    I ---ice. Apply for a few minutes at a time, then warm up and apply again. Improves blood flow which aids healing
    C--compression..ie using support bandages
    E--Elevation...raise your knee, makes less fluid settle there
  • Pip13Pip13 Posts: 36
    Thanks for that, I did not think I had heard of it before but was worth an ask.

    Am following the RICE advice and that seems to be working. Swelling is down anyway.

    Cheers
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