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Mark; typically for these types of remedies, folks try them for ailments for which there's no logical rational, then they opine that they don't work.
MSM is supposed to target connective tissue. Period. It's primary medical study was on Arthritis sufferers and for which it had fairly good results. It can be hard on the gut and taking it with meals is strongly recommended.
I've started taking it again myself; OA in my knees and shoulder. I'll give it a month (6x1,000mg daily).
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Ran across this while watching The Zoo (one of several similar shows about behind the scenes at a zoo, interesting).
They had an older kangaroo with arthritis, very slow moving. The vet got talked into finding out if Cryotherapy would help. So they tried it. Then turned him loose in a yard, and ran around like he was young. Now he gets regular treatments. Do a search on Cryotherapy arthritis treatment. Supposedly inexpensive, but didn't double check that.

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Ran across this while watching The Zoo (one of several similar shows about behind the scenes at a zoo, interesting).
They had an older kangaroo with arthritis, very slow moving. The vet got talked into finding out if Cryotherapy would help. So they tried it. Then turned him loose in a yard, and ran around like he was young. Now he gets regular treatments. Do a search on Cryotherapy arthritis treatment. Supposedly inexpensive, but didn't double check that.
I have used this rub for several years and had success with it.

https://www.threefeathersemus.com/pr...o-gel-pain-rub
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If it gets resuts, excellent! But I'm not clear on why they include MSM, Chondroitin, and Glucosamine in a topical formulation? All three of those are intended for ingestion...
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If it gets resuts, excellent! But I'm not clear on why they include MSM, Chondroitin, and Glucosamine in a topical formulation? All three of those are intended for ingestion...
Maybe those ingredients don't work in a topical ointment,and are just included to sell the product, but there seems to be other ingredients that are effective.
Just saying,
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I agree, Herb. I wish they wouldn't do that. But then, maybe they're onto something...
In either case if it works, eh?
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Mark; typically for these types of remedies, folks try them for ailments for which there's no logical rational, then they opine that they don't work.
MSM is supposed to target connective tissue. Period. It's primary medical study was on Arthritis sufferers and for which it had fairly good results. It can be hard on the gut and taking it with meals is strongly recommended.
I've started taking it again myself; OA in my knees and shoulder. I'll give it a month (6x1,000mg daily).
I take MSM everyday myself. It's fairly inexpensive and it has helped to eliminate the arthritis I have had in my lower back since I injured it 30 years ago. It is not as effective as DMSO but it doesn't give you the garlic smell that DMSO does.
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I'm so sorry Tom that your condition has deteriated to this extent. I've been wondering how you were because of the lack of postings from you. I really had high hopes of you becoming a very competant routologist. I wish that I could suggest something to ease your pain.

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I take MSM everyday myself. It's fairly inexpensive and it has helped to eliminate the arthritis I have had in my lower back since I injured it 30 years ago. It is not as effective as DMSO but it doesn't give you the garlic smell that DMSO does.
So...dealing with vampires on top of the OA?
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Yes the same problem. Thumbs in particular and the last joint in the index and little finger on my left hand. I tried Voltaren and it did nothing for me. Aleve is what I have been using but not every day.
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