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How to manage joint pain

Posted by @marthaQ, Apr 12, 2016

I have just joined the site and i am interested in knowing how to manage joint pain. I have recently experienced pain in my wrist, elbow, knee and ankle, but I havent seen the doctors as yet.

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I have found it somewhat helpful to increase my magnesium and D3
supplements, both of which help for bone and muscle pain. Best wishes!

Hi @marthaQ, welcome to Connect. There are several members on Connect who are discussing joint pain and how to manage it. I’m tagging @ronnie3716 and @TonyHart87 – these members recently wrote about knee and wrist pain, respectively. I also appreciate @vickiekay providing advice.

How have you been managing the pain so far?

Try gabapentin, they should start at 300mg three a day then you can
increase. I take 800mg, four a day. Works better than any narc. Briansr

Hi @marthaQ, if left untreated joint pain can get worse. Your doctor can work with you to understand your symptoms, get you an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that will begin to hopefully bring you relief. Working with your doctor and explaining the type of pain you are having is a really good place to start. They can speak with you about medications, if needed, discuss over the counter and things you can do at home to reduce the pain. Keep us posted on how it goes!

I have osteoarthritis mainly in my hands, but I have minor pain in my lower
back, neck, knees, & hips. I have been taking Celebrex (celecoxib) at least
15 years. I have tried to stop taking it, but I have found that without it
I cannot function. Prior to Celebrex, I tried naproxen, Daypro, diclofenac,
Relafen, & other NSAIDs. After years of these meds & osteoporosis meds, I
developed chronic esophagitis, with the only symptom being a feeling of
something in the back of my throat all the time. So, the Cox2-inhibitors
were the only logical meds for me. All but Celebrex have been taken off the
market. Still, the quality of life I get from Celebrex is worth the
supposed risk. I have not experienced any side effects that have caused
further care or meds. Hope this helps.

@arthritichands

I have osteoarthritis mainly in my hands, but I have minor pain in my lower
back, neck, knees, & hips. I have been taking Celebrex (celecoxib) at least
15 years. I have tried to stop taking it, but I have found that without it
I cannot function. Prior to Celebrex, I tried naproxen, Daypro, diclofenac,
Relafen, & other NSAIDs. After years of these meds & osteoporosis meds, I
developed chronic esophagitis, with the only symptom being a feeling of
something in the back of my throat all the time. So, the Cox2-inhibitors
were the only logical meds for me. All but Celebrex have been taken off the
market. Still, the quality of life I get from Celebrex is worth the
supposed risk. I have not experienced any side effects that have caused
further care or meds. Hope this helps.

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Check out trigger point therapy. Mayo Clinic knows what this is…. A
great book: Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies and Davies.
Contention is that much pain can be relieved by manipulation of trigger
points and or a needling procedure. I do this myself…have had almost
debilitating pain until I started this 2 years ago. No pain meds, @ all.
Do not know why more docs don’t know about this yet. Ripe field for
exploration.

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