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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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Jogging In A Jug. A bunch of recipes for it on-line, each slightly different. The one I chose is 2 qts red grape juice, 2 gts apple juice, 1 cup of honey, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Took a week or so to start kicking in for me, but did help. Apparently won't work for everyone, but does for me. Just take a slug or two of it every day. Even if it doesn't help your arthritis, might help you be a bit more healthy.

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Hi Mike. I am 63 also and have arthritis beginning to show itself in my hands and right knee. Wife said the hand trouble is because I was a "knuckle cracker"; you know crack the knuckles when they get stiff.
The knee was an injury when I was younger. After it healed for a while I would be walking along and it would just give way and I would be sprawled on the ground. Not a nice situation!!

I take Voltaren capsules and try to keep my hands warm when they are hurting.
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The trouble with all pain-killers I've found,is you can get to tolerate them & they don't seem to be as effective. About once or twice a week,try taking Epsom salts,but only a very small amount.I take just enough to cover a 10 cent piece. You will know how much you need & it wont have a laxative effect if done right.This reply will cause some people to laugh but they don't have arthritis.It's not a cure,it just lets the pain-killers keep working. James.

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I am 65 and have had both hands fixed including the ulnar nerve repair. My knuckles swell and arthritis medicine doesn't do much for me. I have heard that a shot of vinegar works for some folks. What works extremely well for me is applying essential oils to the top of my hands and knuckles. I use a blend of five different oils (deep blue, lemongrass, wintergreen, turmeric, and copaiba), it provides several hours of pain relief.
According to the Doctor I don't have RA, but he agrees that I have some form of arthritis. like it was mentioned already there are a lot of different types and not many remedies short of serious drugs. Good luck, it is a hard road getting old.
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The absolute best home remedy that my wife and I use on almost a daily basis is St. John's Wort Oil. I have found it to be the best thing for any kind of pain, arthritis, inflammation and even wound healing.

The one we use has St. John's Wort flowers infused in olive oil. We go to the Mediterranean every year where it is sold in markets by the local women who make it. I have never bought a commercial brand but I'm sure a good health food store would have it.

The St. John's Wort works great on its own but for serious pain you can rub in a a few drops of DMSO on top of the St. John's Wort. DMSO on it's own is great for arthritis and other inflammation but a little on top of the St. Johns amplifies it's strength. DMSO is a carrier so it carries itself and whatever it is mixed with into the body. For this reason you want to have clean hands when using it.

DMSO was discovered by an organ transplant surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacob in 1961. He wrote a book about it and is well worth reading if you are interested in taking charge of your own health.
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Hi Mike
I have the same issue. I take glucosamine every day and I wear a magnetic bracelet on both wrists. I swear that the magnets help some. If I take them off I can hardly move my hands after a few days. I also take Ibuprofen when I am having a very bad day.
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Hi Mike
I have the same issue. I take glucosamine every day and I wear a magnetic bracelet on both wrists. I swear that the magnets help some. If I take them off I can hardly move my hands after a few days. I also take Ibuprofen when I am having a very bad day.
I'm thinking about the magnet route. My 95 year old Mom started wearing them, and she swears that she not only doesn't have as much pain, but that they relieved a lot of the shakiness she has in her hands. Now she can sign a check!
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Got the same complaints ... is painfull ! You cannot repairr the damage, painkillers is 1 solution ... I tried ( since 2 months ) CBD - cannabisoil - and have good result : NO PAIN anymore.
Hands still stiff when i wake up, but after a few minutes of ' exercise' I can use my hands again and WITHOUT pain !
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EMU oil ,https://www.threefeathersemus.com/pr...o-gel-pain-rub

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