Never written in this NRAS section before, but here goes. For years I have been unable to walk without pain in my knees, if I persevered it felt like the 'shards' blunted a little but it would come back. After some research (on the 'net) I convinced myself it was "Gouty Knee" I even suggested this to my useless, sorry worse than useless Doctors but as there is no swelling at all to see, and I had gone to see them over chronic kidney pain, and two items are not allowed to be consulted on in one visit, Yes Llangollen I do mean it. I was asked to go away and have blood tests for my kidneys ( which came back as normal!) I am now awaiting an ultrasound scan of said kidney(left) Anyway being so fed up with the pain from kidney and knees and the scan is not till December, I googled and googled until I found a link between My diet (Ceoliac) and Knees and kidneys and found I a have been having too much protein, form the oily fish and Cod I eat as I cannot seem to digest meat, so I was replacing meat with fish. Two weeks ago I was in such pain I stopped eating fish altogether and within two days my Knee pain and kidney pain subsided to such an extent that I am convinced that the not very high protein diet I was on was causing the pain. I still have an egg or two each day and have calculated my protein intake to be a little below the 60 grams a day charts seem to suggest I need.
If I can build up the muscle loss from the real lack of use from around my knees which are getting stronger every day I reckon I could be running for the first time in 30 years! So a low Protein Gluten free Rice eating vegetarian diet Alcohol fee diet for me then!!!! And people say I am awkward!!!