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I'm only 51 and starting to have problems on the joints which have been bashed a lot during 35 years of contracting. I'm scared to use pain killers as I'm afraid that it it allow me to further abuse my hands. I figure the pain is there for a reason, i.e. to tell me to quit hurting my hands!

Interested to read about the more natural remedies here though. Useful, thanks.
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I haven't been officially diagnosed with arthritis in my hands but my ortho dr feels pretty sure it is. I have overused my hands like a lot of us have for many yrs and I am feeling it.Im 63 and still work full time plus overtime....I just need to hang in there a little bit more.But the hands are really bothering me.It is my right hand at the thumb/grip area.Dr. says a lot of people have the same thing.I cant do no where near what I used to in the shop but am still trucking on along. All I use is Voltaren Gel on the painful area. Dont want to use celebrex ,advil,etc. because of liver and kidneys Voltaren helps some but still not good. I wonder about the future use being affected.What do some of you do that may have similar symptoms?
Sorry to hear about your affliction. I had the same problems as you describe, starting in 2012. A Native American noticed my pain and suggested that I try Turmeric Root Extract- also referred to as Curcumin. It comes in powder form from reputable Health food stores or Online. It needs pepper extract to absorb in the body properly- some capsules have the pepper already mixed in- otherwise get Bio-Perrine, as the pepper source. I tried it daily, and within 1-2 weeks, the problem greatly lessened and eventually totally disappeared. The only possible side effects seem to be dry-mouth/slight overnight dehydration; the solution was to drink lots more fluids- a good idea anyway. I have never had the problems recur and still take it daily. My wife researched it online to find the best bran[s]/ price. Probably the easiest and simplest solution for you to give an honest try . Good luck.
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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.
@harrysin , Thank you so much for your thoughts. My lack of posting for several months were due to a log in problem that @Cricket resolved.
I really feel the arthritis I described is not a serious impediment. At the risk of hijacking this thread the real impediment is my severe sleep apnea and never feeling rested and clear-minded enough to safely work with rapidly spinning sharp things. I am working on ways to be able to get back to where I want to be.
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Sorry to hear about your affliction. I had the same problems as you describe, starting in 2012. A Native American noticed my pain and suggested that I try Turmeric Root Extract- also referred to as Curcumin. It comes in powder form from reputable Health food stores or Online. It needs pepper extract to absorb in the body properly- some capsules have the pepper already mixed in- otherwise get Bio-Perrine, as the pepper source. I tried it daily, and within 1-2 weeks, the problem greatly lessened and eventually totally disappeared. The only possible side effects seem to be dry-mouth/slight overnight dehydration; the solution was to drink lots more fluids- a good idea anyway. I have never had the problems recur and still take it daily. My wife researched it online to find the best bran[s]/ price. Probably the easiest and simplest solution for you to give an honest try . Good luck.
I've only heard positive things about the Turmeric. Expect the price to go up as more folks start buying it, ie supply and demand.
Totally different issue, but we've recently started sprinkling ground cloves on and around the picnic table...seems to work like a charm at discouraging the wasps! Seriously.
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My wife has some arthritis problems in her hands. A couple years ago we got her this wax machine thing. It uses a wax that melts at a very low temperature, maybe around 110-120 degrees. When her hands are acting up she just puts them in the wax for 5-10 minutes. She says it helps a LOT.

(I am out of town on business at the moment, but will be going home tomorrow. If you want, I can post the specifics of the type of wax and melting machine name when I get home.)
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My wife has some arthritis problems in her hands. A couple years ago we got her this wax machine thing. It uses a wax that melts at a very low temperature, maybe around 110-120 degrees. When her hands are acting up she just puts them in the wax for 5-10 minutes. She says it helps a LOT.

(I am out of town on business at the moment, but will be going home tomorrow. If you want, I can post the specifics of the type of wax and melting machine name when I get home.)
That reminds me of a story I heard some time ago. A fella came out of the bush up north where he'd been logging for quite some time. Decided to get a complete cleanup so he went for a haircut, shave, had a long hot bath and a great massage. The whole nine yards. The massage was finished and she asked him if he wanted a wax job. He wasn't too clear on that but thought what the heck, so said yes. She told him to stand close to the table and lay his ***** out and close his eyes. He did just that. She wound up and gave his ***** a mighty whack. The wax popped out of both his ears.
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So basically, a whack job?
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@harrysin , Thank you so much for your thoughts. My lack of posting for several months were due to a log in problem that @Cricket resolved.
I really feel the arthritis I described is not a serious impediment. At the risk of hijacking this thread the real impediment is my severe sleep apnea and never feeling rested and clear-minded enough to safely work with rapidly spinning sharp things. I am working on ways to be able to get back to where I want to be.
For the sleep apnea Tom you most likely need a CPAP machine. I wasn't feeling rested either until I had to start using one (or lose my drivers license). Now I'm addicted to it. I feel much better now on waking than before.

I have pretty severe arthritis. Shoulder rotator cups are worn out , especially the left one, right knee that was supposed to get replaced is extremely sore and hard to walk on, back is sore, and hands a little stiff but still functional, just not as much strength in them as before. I was managing reasonably well with it by taking arthrotec, an nsaid pain reliever. But my doc says I'm getting dangerously close to having to go on dialysis from using them so I've quit. Hopefully some of these home remedy compounds can help. My wife found some stuff with essential oils that is made very near here that has helped my shoulder but the relief is is only good for a few hours.

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I've only heard positive things about the Turmeric. Expect the price to go up as more folks start buying it, ie supply and demand.
Totally different issue, but we've recently started sprinkling ground cloves on and around the picnic table...seems to work like a charm at discouraging the wasps! Seriously.
Iím sure it works for some, but I had zero benefits with it. Tried pills , then tried pure turmeric in powder form.
The stuff will stain stainless steel . Hardly imagine what it does to your insides

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