• 6 months ago

    Osteoarthritis and chronic pain

    Hello.This is my first time on an osteoarthritis chat line.was first diagnosed approximately age 29-30,pain in fingers and hands.soon after fingers started to have nodules,and started to become deformed.Now I have it throughout my body including my feet.walking is no longer the pleasure it used to be. Due to this disease l have given up many activities that l used to enjoy. The most current is walking. Due to pain l am now not working. I loved my job and was good at it!!!! I can still walk short distances,but not for long. Can people suggest what pain mess help them? I have very hard time with pharmaceutical mess. Thanks .

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  • 6 months ago

    RE: Osteoarthritis and chronic pain

    U need to see a doctor we can not tell u what is what read the webmd disclaimer what mess u talking about u mean medications
      • 6 months ago
        Sorry.l meant meds not mess.Have had numerous Drs.apts.in regards to my arthritis.my apologies for the misunderstanding.
      • What medications will work for you is what you need to discuss with your doctors. Understand that now opioid treatment is the last resort not the first. Have you tried heat, lidocaine patches & rubs? My wife swears by salonspa and she has opioid medications she say that helps her a lot more.
      • 6 months ago
        Have already done what you suggested in your post.l have terrible side effects from all arthritic meds given to me. I do use heat,and I find that helps. Currently researching medical marijuana cbd oil,as a last resort;to have some sort pain management.You mentioned that this has helped your wife. Could you put on a (post) how she feels it had helped her? Thanks for your information
      • 5 months ago
        Salonspa is an OTC pain relieving patch, creame I get 5% Lidocaine patch from my doc and a prescription pain gel for my orthopedic surgeon it contains lidocaine, ketiamene, & amtiromine the spellings are wrong I sure. It works very well. Have you looked into joint replacement surgery?
  • 6 months ago

    RE: Osteoarthritis and chronic pain

    Perhaps a combination of things may help. 1) "Manual" physical therapy (like massage) plus using some low impact machines; 2) ice for relatively short periods (bags of frozen peas or corn for 7- 10 minutes); 3) exercise in a (94-98 degree) warm water pool with a trained therapist (Watsu Aquatic Therapy); 4) ballet for adult beginners with a ballerina who also does physical therapy. For the therapy options you likely will need a 'scrip from your doctor.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Osteoarthritis and chronic pain

    Try green-lipped (shelled) mussel capsules and curcumin and black pepper capsules. I had much relief in two days of taking these and now have my old energy back. You might take longer as you sound quite bad. I had been aching from morning til night and had no energy, had to push myself to do things. Also, drink plenty of green tea and anti-inflammatory foods such as walnuts, ginger and garlic, omega 3 foods like linseed - grind the seeds first - and fish three times a week - salmon, tuna ,mackerel types. I am also trying Chinese medication now - just started. Best wishes, Mary
      • 5 months ago
        an anti inflammatory diet will help these so called this person is talking about is a bunch of crap most of the pain comes from bone damage all the pills and supplements will not help much exercise is what is needed build up the muscles of the joints to take the strain and pressure off the bones other than joint replacement there is no cure n#