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Hello. I’ve been told I have osteoarthritis in my hands and hip — very painful. So far, I’m taking only Tylenol or Advil limitedly, and using Voltaren Gel which helps a little. Does anyone else have this and if so, how are you being treated. Thanks!
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So sorry you are suffering with this too. I use a warming thick lotion named Castiva Capsaticin on my knee and shoulders. At one time a Dr. Gott wrote a newspaper column and answered people’s questions It was excellent He received many people’s recommendations of Castiva. I wear rubber gloves when I use it as the package directs. It doesn’t have strong odor as many of the arthritis remedies do. I only use it before I go to bed and probably would not use on my hands for fear of inadvertently touching my eyes or some others sensitive part of the body. It can be ordered online.
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Hello @suez, I'd like to invite @maryclaire651, @lioness, @chincoteague, @jonr, @bonnieh218, and @collielady who have discussed some sort of arthritis in their hands and may be able to share some tips on what they did to cope with the pain and functionality. I'd also like to invite @richman54660, @catmom777, and @hazelnut who have discussed arthritis in their hip as well.
@suez, if you are comfortable sharing, how severe is the arthritis you are dealing with? Are you in the early stages and hoping to find ways to cope for long-term or are you facing potential surgery or another type of treatment?
@suez Id like to also welcome you to connect we are a caring group. I have osteoarthritis in my hands it is getting worse now . When I first wake up my hands are stiff and of course painful. I soak them in warm water for a while which brings the blood to the service ,then I use EMU salve rub it in till it disappears this really helps use it according to there instructions , twice a day for 2 weeks then as needed . I also take my pain medicine when needed . But the hot water really helps .
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I had a lot of pain relief using hydrolized collagen or just plain gelatin…I try to get 24 grams of collagen a day and I've been using Great Lakes collagen or just gelatin from Knox or generic Walmart brand…I put it in my morning smoothies or coffee…research suggests that taking it at night has better results but I take it when I can…I do take supplements that encourage joint repair but I think the collagen/gelatin was the major pain reliever… https://youtu.be/VfR1s3H3Gko hope this link works…if not search 'hydrolyzed collagen treating arthritis pain' on youtube.com…HTH
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I also take 1 teaspoon of curcumin a day that acts as an anti-inflammatory…I'm sure it helps also…
I take ginger tea (made from ginger roots – not the tea bags) every day for inflammation.
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I've never heard of EMU salve. Thank you
Thank you. I'm a little leary of "hot" creams or lotions. My skin seems to be extra sensitive.
Justin, I guess I'm in the early stages of arthritis. The pain started in my left thigh and progressed up to my hip. Also, I have occasional pain in my thumbs and wrists. I'm using Voltaren Gel and Tylenol for relief. A CT scan last week confirmed my arthritis, and a hip replacement is not needed! 🙂
I'm going to try avocado-soybean unsaponifiables softgels, which I read about on the Mayo clinic website.
@suez Here is the full name . BLue Emu super strength I get and it contains Emu Oil It is a topical cream. I never used it before but my friend said how much it helped her so I got a jar and I noticed the difference right away. For my arthritis I soak my hands in the hot water then apply this . It is great . You can get it at any drugstore ever Walmart has it . Hope you can find it This is a cool sensation when applied doesn't get hot no capsaicin in it that's the red pepper
@lioness. Thanks very much, appreciate it.
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Could you post the link to the avocado-soybean article?…please come back and let us know how they work…Thanks!
@maryclaire651. I went to the Mayo website and looked up osteoarthritis. It's mentioned under diagnosis and treatments, keep scrolling way down. It isn't really an article per se. I did read an article about it in a doctor column and can't remember the name. Sorry. I'll try to find it.
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