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I'm short on meniscus in my left knee and I'm starting to feel it

My left knee has bothered me for awhile. I've had it scoped and the surgeon told me that the meniscus cushioning the bones in the joint was pretty well destroyed.

There could be a couple of reasons for this. For about a decade in my younger days, I was an avid jogger and I took few precautions to protect my joints.

But the most obvious aggravation that I'd rather not talk about is being overweight. I know that for each pound lost a lot of pressure is taken off the knees.

There are times when it's fairly easy and comfortable to walk and other times where it feels like bone rubbing against bone.

I've been using a magnet brace around the knee and that seems to provide some relief and I take an Aleve every now and then.

But I know that I need to deal with this and I know if I don't there will be other health consequences.

This is part of my series of posts on my personal spring cleaning.